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6 Runner's Mantras We Can Use in Our Own Lives

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6 Runner's Mantras We Can Use in Our Own Lives

Many runners swear by mantras to help them reach their training and race day goals. It's a great mental exercise that allows you to imagine your success and persevere through the toughest obstacles. Below are 6 mantras used by Olympians, marathoners, and sprinters that we can apply to our own lives when the going gets tough. What's your mantra? Tell us in the comments below!

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." — Steve Prefontaine, Olympic middle-distance runner

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." — Steve Prefontaine, Olympic middle-distance runner

"Run the mile you are in." — David Willey, marathoner

"Run the mile you are in." — David Willey, marathoner

"Fighter." — Kara Goucher, American marathoner, middle-distance runner and Olympian

"Fighter." — Kara Goucher, American marathoner, middle-distance runner and Olympian

"The only one who can beat me is me." — Michael Johnson, Olympic sprinter

"The only one who can beat me is me." — Michael Johnson, Olympic sprinter

"Think strong, be strong, finish strong." — Renee Metivier Baillie, middle- and long-distance runner

"Think strong, be strong, finish strong." — Renee Metivier Baillie, middle- and long-distance runner

"All I have to do is manage this moment." — Stu Mittleman, ultradistance runner and coach

"All I have to do is manage this moment." — Stu Mittleman, ultradistance runner and coach

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Best New Year's Resolution Quotes

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Best New Year's Resolution Quotes

As 2015 comes to a close and the excitement of a new year is here, many of us make New Year's resolutions to better ourselves. Whether you're resolving to take up that yoga class, cook at home more, watch less Netflix, or simply be kinder to strangers, these quotes will get you fired up to set a 2016 resolution and stick to it. Cheers to new beginnings and a happy new year!

"Taking time to live will only inspire your work."

"If it scares you it might be a good thing to try." - Seth Godin

"There is no passion to be found in playing small - in settling for a life less than you are capable of living." - Nelson Mandela

"The future depends on what you do today." - Mahatma Gandhi

"If you don't like where you are, change it."

"I don't regret the things I've done. I regret the things I didn't do when I had the chance."

"You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life."

"A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"Dreams don't work unless you do." - John C. Maxwell

"Sometimes I have to remind myself that I don't have to do what everyone else is doing."

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