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Got Motivation??

March 11, 2010 05:37PM EST
Got Motivation??

In a sport such as triathlon, we have had the way paved for us in many ways. Those that have come before us have set high standards and reached amazing dreams. Of course there are still countless obstacles and a huge number of possibilities yet to encounter. While goals linger in our near and distant future, moments of “Are we there yet?” can often entertain us as we train day in and day out, over and over. Some of the most talented athletes and people of our times have all shared a similarity, thriving on motivation. Many of them have glued words or quotes to their mirrors, top tube of their bike, on their refrigerator, and special spots throughout their homes. Sometimes all it takes is seeing a little something to give us the “get up and go one more time”. Here are a few that I hope help your journey…

“It’s not enough to have a dream, unless you’re willing to pursue it. It’s not enough to know what’s right, unless you’re strong enough to do it. It’s not enough to learn the truth, unless you also learn to live it. It’s not enough to reach for love, unless you care enough to give it. Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough, and if they do not find them, they will make them”
– Samuel Smiles.

“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.”
– Juma Ikangaa

“I’m going to work so that it’s a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it.”
– Steve Prefontaine

“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” -Oprah Winfrey

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
–John Bingham

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
-William Faulkner

“I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards.” -Alberto Salazar, three-time winner of the NYC marathon

“Many people shy away from hills. They make it easy on themselves, but that limits their improvement. The more you repeat something, the stronger you get.”
– Joe Catalano

“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.”
– Ralph W. Sockman




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A Florida surfer girl, college graduate, and a heart to travel lead Bree to the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The Big Island Hawaii became her new home. There she would trade in her surf board for a bike and some running shoes and dive head first into triathlon…big goal…the Hawaii Ironman! In her 3rd full season of sport Bree competed in her first Ironman. With the support of her family, community, and her super coach Paul Regensburg, Bree not only finished her first Ironman she set the 25-29 age group record in 9:47 and broke Kate Major’s overall amateur record set in 2002! In her rookie season as a pro she earned podium finishes in both Ironman (2nd IM Japan) and 70.3 ( 3rd St. Croix) events. She also claimed her 2009 Pro Kona slot with a 4th place finish at Ironman Florida. With a huge desire to become the best triathlete she can be, Bree’s future in triathlon continues to looks bright!


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