"I'm a distance runner. I've been trained to keep going when it's hard. When it hurts. When it sucks. When I don't want to. I look past it. Relentless forward progress to the finish. Call it what you want; stubborness, endurance, determination, guts. Deep down, I don't know how to give up. (It's always worth it in the end.)"
"When someone tells you that you can't, turn around and say 'Watch me.' "
"Running is a mental sport, and we are all INSANE!"
"Luck won't save you. Neither will pasta dinners, war paint, triple knotted laces, or pre-meet huddles. THE ONLY THING that will save you in Cross Country is the unbreakable determination to run harder. For longer than anyone else."