sometimes I wish I played a sport that was a game & was fun instead of mental and physical torture daily

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As an athlete, you’ll never feel bad about losing, but what you will feel bad about is underperforming. That’s a real thing and it happens a lot when we don’t live up to our potential. And that keeps you up at night and can give you years and years of regret. It could be a relationship, it could be a homework assignment, or it could be an athletic competition. If you don’t go out and perform to the best of your ability, it will really bother you. Chael Sonnen (via quotethat) It will indeed keep you up at night (via a-pure-guts-race)

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‎”Nearly all runners know the voice in their heads that tells them to back off when the going gets tough. Part of training is to help you get better at ignoring this voice and continuing to push even though the voice gets louder and louder as you get more and more fatigued… Don’t hope that the race feels easy. Expect it to be hard and know that you’re going to have to repeatedly challenge yourself to ignore the voice in your head that wants you to slow down.” ~Greg McMillan

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Neil Hilborn - “The Future” (NPS 2013)

When I’m down I don’t kill myself because then the sadness would be over, and the sadness is my old paint under the new.”

Back by popular demand, Neil Hilborn. Now with 80% less beard.

Another poem from my teammate Neil. This bout was one of the best I’ve ever competed in.

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The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. Vincent T. Lombardi (via thelazycollegestudent)

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People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Tony Robbins (via kimi-studies)

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The hardest part of running is believing in yourself when your lungs are on fire and your legs feel like lead. You can always go faster than you think. 

Words to live by during today’s Race.

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At some point
You have to get out of bed and look in the mirror
You have to say
‘I’m tired of feeling this way
I’m tired of being tired’
Then you have to change something something my math teacher told me when i got out if the hospital for the second time (e.m.d)

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