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George A. Sheehan Quotes: "The answer to the big questions in running is the same as the answer to the big questions in life: Do the best with what you've got."

The answer to the big questions in running is the same as the answer to the big questions in life: Do the best with what you've got.




George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not."

Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not.




George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Running is just such a monastery- a retreat, a place to commune with God and yourself, a place for psychological and spiritual renewal."

Running is just such a monastery- a retreat, a place to commune with God and yourself, a place for psychological and spiritual renewal.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Sweat cleanses from the inside. It comes from places a shower will never reach."

Sweat cleanses from the inside. It comes from places a shower will never reach.




George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Listen to your body. Do not be a blind and deaf tenant."

Listen to your body. Do not be a blind and deaf tenant.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit"

The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank."

The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank.




George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Out on the roads there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be."

Out on the roads there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "I will not last forever. But I am damn well going to know I have been here."

I will not last forever. But I am damn well going to know I have been here.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "To know you are one with what you are doing, to know that you are a complete athlete, begins with believing you are a runner."

To know you are one with what you are doing, to know that you are a complete athlete, begins with believing you are a runner.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "There is nothing more certain than the defeat of the man who gives up."

There is nothing more certain than the defeat of the man who gives up.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Life is the greatest experiment. Each of us is an experiment of one-observer and subject-making choices, living with them, recording the effects."

Life is the greatest experiment. Each of us is an experiment of one-observer and subject-making choices, living with them, recording the effects.




George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Exercise: you don't have time not to"

Exercise: you don't have time not to



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "I have found my hero and he is me."

I have found my hero and he is me.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "The most important thing I learned [from running] is that there is only one runner in this race, and that is me."

The most important thing I learned [from running] is that there is only one runner in this race, and that is me.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Anything that changes your values changes your behaviour."

Anything that changes your values changes your behaviour.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely... change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now."

We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely... change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Success rests with having the courage and endurance and, above all, the will to become the person you are, however peculiar that may be. Then you will be able to say, I found my hero and he is me."

Success rests with having the courage and endurance and, above all, the will to become the person you are, however peculiar that may be. Then you will be able to say, I found my hero and he is me.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life."

The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Sport is singularly able to give us peak experience where we feel completely one with the world and transcend all conflicts as we finally become our own potential."

Sport is singularly able to give us peak experience where we feel completely one with the world and transcend all conflicts as we finally become our own potential.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "I run each day to preserve the self I attained the day before and to secure the self yet to be."

I run each day to preserve the self I attained the day before and to secure the self yet to be.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Running makes you an athlete in all areas of life...trained in the basics, prepared for whatever comes, ready to fill each hour and deal with the decisive moment."

Running makes you an athlete in all areas of life...trained in the basics, prepared for whatever comes, ready to fill each hour and deal with the decisive moment.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Life is a positive-sum game. Everyone from the gold medallist to the last finisher can rejoice in a personal victory."

Life is a positive-sum game. Everyone from the gold medallist to the last finisher can rejoice in a personal victory.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "No matter how old I get, the race remains one of life's most rewarding experiences."

No matter how old I get, the race remains one of life's most rewarding experiences.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Exercise is done against one's wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse."

Exercise is done against one's wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "There are as many reasons for running as there are days in a year.... But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child."

There are as many reasons for running as there are days in a year.... But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Have you ever felt worse after a run?"

Have you ever felt worse after a run?



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Every runner is an experiment of one."

Every runner is an experiment of one.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "If you want to find the answers to the Big Questions about your soul, you'd best begin with the Little Answers about your body."

If you want to find the answers to the Big Questions about your soul, you'd best begin with the Little Answers about your body.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Once you have decided that winning isn't everything, you become a winner."

Once you have decided that winning isn't everything, you become a winner.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "If you want to win anything - a race, yourself, your life - you have to go a little berserk."

If you want to win anything - a race, yourself, your life - you have to go a little berserk.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "To keep from decaying, to be a winner, the athlete must accept pain - not only accept it, but look for it, live with it, learn not to fear it."

To keep from decaying, to be a winner, the athlete must accept pain - not only accept it, but look for it, live with it, learn not to fear it.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Of all the races, there is no better stage for heroism than a marathon."

Of all the races, there is no better stage for heroism than a marathon.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "To make your life a work of art, you must have the material to work with. The race, any race, is just such an experience."

To make your life a work of art, you must have the material to work with. The race, any race, is just such an experience.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "For every runner who tours the world running marathons, there are thousands who run to hear leaves and listen to rain and look to the day when it all is suddenly as easy as a bird in flight."

For every runner who tours the world running marathons, there are thousands who run to hear leaves and listen to rain and look to the day when it all is suddenly as easy as a bird in flight.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "We who run...are different from those who merely study us. We are out there experiencing what they are trying to put into words."

We who run...are different from those who merely study us. We are out there experiencing what they are trying to put into words.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Why race? The need to be tested, perhaps; the need to take risks; and the chance to be number one."

Why race? The need to be tested, perhaps; the need to take risks; and the chance to be number one.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Fitness is just a stage you pass through on the way to becoming a racer."

Fitness is just a stage you pass through on the way to becoming a racer.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "If marathoners finish they win."

If marathoners finish they win.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "There is no substitute for learning to live in our bodies."

There is no substitute for learning to live in our bodies.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "People begin running for any number of motives, but we stick to it for one basic reason-to find out who we really are."

People begin running for any number of motives, but we stick to it for one basic reason-to find out who we really are.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Because until we write it down, we don't know what is actually at the root of our lives."

Because until we write it down, we don't know what is actually at the root of our lives.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Fitness has to be fun. If it is not play there will be no fitness. Play, you see, is where the process. Fitness is merely the product."

Fitness has to be fun. If it is not play there will be no fitness. Play, you see, is where the process. Fitness is merely the product.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Sport is an essential element of education."

Sport is an essential element of education.



George A. Sheehan Quotes: "Play is where life lives"

Play is where life lives