fit quote: I am a runner. I run in rain or shine. light or darkness. I run until I cry, collapse, or until I feel like I cannot go on. And then I run another mile. because I am a runner. I am unstoppable, unbeatable, untouchable
It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside your head that wants you to quit.
my philosophy for running. Also add to this quote - if you run til you pass out it won't hurt at all, just find someplace soft to land before you do. Finally, if you run til you puke then that's even more calories you 'burned' in your workout!