Friday, October 17, 2008

Quotable Friday

In honor of running the Pumpkin Run 5K this weekend (the first race I've run since I was a sweet young thing in high school), I was just going to post the ubuiquitous "Just Do It" slogan. But then I was checking out the blog of my new "motivational buddy" from MizFit*'s Bumbling Band, SeaBreeze. It's on the side bar under "Inspiration," and it perfectly summarizes how the fitness part of things feels for me. Glad to know I'm in good company. (Might work for you, too; see how it works when you substitute "running" with your personal challenge-de-la-vie.)
"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp, or are you going to be strong today?'" —Peter Maher, two-time Olympic marathoner from Canada
And I also found via MizFit this quote from Jack LaLanne, which struck me as being laugh-out-loud funny for some reason...maybe because I'd been feeling guilty about not stretching enough before and after running.
"Fifteen minutes to warm up! Does a lion warm up when he’s hungry? ‘Uh-oh, here comes an antelope. Better warm up.’ No! He just goes out and eats the sucker. You gotta get the blood circulating, but does the lion cool down? No, he eats the sucker and goes to sleep. And that is the truth." - Jack LaLanne, on warming up before working out (I don't think nutrition and exercise are the only reasons he's still around at age 94, he's one of those fiesty people! ;-)
Then again, cats of all sort do spend a lot of time stretching, don't they?
Hope you all enjoy a "just go out and eat the sucker!" kind of weekend!


SeaBreeze said...

You're run will be fun, exciting, and memorable this weekend.

*crosses fingers* I hope any pictures taken of you are better than the ones of me. In all of mine I am looking at my iPod. :p

MizFit said...

is it sad that just READING YOUR POST totally perked up my afternoon (of being screamed at by my Toddler)?

it did.



Juice said...

I'm so excited to read your post-race blog. What a terrific accomplishment. And I hope the t-shirt is cute too!

PS Thanks for visiting my blog. I LOVE your encouragement. :)