This is just a short list of quotes that have for on reason or another struck accord with me through life, work or running. I simply want to share and never forget them.
“This is Manchester. We do things differently here . . .” Anthony H Wilson
I do love Manchester even with all it’s rain and I consider myself a Mancunian through and through. As I grew up the music of the area, Factory Records and the Hacienda night club have all been a big influence in my life. I have high regard for Tony Wilson and love this quote.
“Obsessive is a word used by the lazy to describe the dedicated” Inov8 advert
”Just do it” Nike advert
“A problem is simply an opportunity to perform at your very best” Adrian Anderson (friend and marathon runner). Hope you don’t mind me using it Adrian!
“Why couldn’t Pheiddipedes have died at 20 miles?” Frank Shorter, 1970
“When you’re afraid of failure you’re more likely to do it.” Gordy Ainsleigh
“If you are tired at 10 miles, you are in trouble. If you are tired at 20 miles, you are normal. If you’re not tired at 26 miles, then you’re abnormal.” Unknown
“One who wants to do something, will find a way.
One who doesn’t, will find an excuse.” Confucius
“Racing is life. Anything before or after is waiting.” Unknown
“If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run then walk. If you can’t walk then crawl. But whatever you do keep moving.” Martin Luther King Jr.
“ I never met a carbohydrate I didn’t like.” David Lygre
“Never judge a day by the weather.” Dave Nelson
“There is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing.” Unknown
“We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start. It always seems impossible until it is done.” Nelson Mandela
“Some people dream of worthy accomplishments while others stay awake and do them.” Unknown
“ You can never run a hill too hard, you will collapse before hurting it.” Unknown
“ Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.” Lance Armstrong
“ The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.” Unknown
“The bitterness of a bad job lasts much longer than the sweetness of a cheap price” – A sign I saw in Entune 2000’s workshop in Radcliffe. Hi to Mark & John, a great pair of guys that specialise in restoring old MG’s including the ones I used to own and my company’s 1960 Ford Thames 300E van.