-Anne Lamott, in her 2003 commencement address at the University of California at Berkeley.
-one shitty run/race does not make you a shitty runner or racer.
-you are still a runner, through and through, even if your love of the sport wanes and you enter a fallow period, a time of reduced mileage.
-it's okay to fuck up. it's okay to make mistakes. it's okay. you're okay.
I remember once reading that there are only two types of prayers: please and thank you.
Sometimes it feels like those are the only two possible thoughts or mantras, at two different ends of the spectrum, that propel me toward a finish line.