TRiKC Triathlon Club of Kansas City: Inspire.Me

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My fitness program was never a fitness program. It was a campaign, a revolution, a conversion. I was determined to find myself. And, in the process, found my body and the soul that went with it. -- George Sheehan.

A Brave Heart is a Powerful Weapon. -- 12-year-old, above knee double amputee Rudy Garcia-Tolson.

Goal setting is not a mind game. It is a process of developing the internal will power to accomplish what you have set out to do. Joan Samuelson from her book Running for Women

If you want to take your mission in life to the next level, if you're stuck and you don't know how to rise, don't look outside yourself. Look inside. Don't let your fears keep you mired in the crowd. Abolish your fears and raise your commitment level to the point of no return, and I guarantee you that the Champion within will burst forth to propel you toward victory. -Bruce Jenner

Have you ever noticed…anybody going slower than you is an idiot and anybody going faster is a manic? -George Carlin

Anything is possible, but you have to believe and you have to fight. 

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up makes it permanent.

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. Steve Prefontaine (1951-1975)- Champion runner

I'm not in competition with anybody but myself. My goal is to beat my last performance. -Celine Dion

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. - Indira Gandhi

If you're not having fun, you're not racing well! - Nicole Deboom

No matter how much training you've done at some point you have to dig deeper than you thought you could - Karen Smyers.

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. - Walter Elliot

Don't complain about what you don't have. Use what you've got. To do less than your best is a sin. Every single one of us has the power for greatness, because greatness is determined by service - to yourself and to others. - Oprah Winfrey

The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation. And if you've been feeling low, the best time to donate a piece of yourself is now.

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. - Charles F. Kettering

Do, or do not. There is no 'try'. - Yoda

Don't be humble. You're not that great. - Golda Meir

If everything seems under control then you're not going fast enough. - Mario Andretti

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride. ~ John F. Kennedy

In the race for excellence there is no finish line.

The greatest unexplored territory in the world is the space between our ears. - William O'Brien

The people who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. - Lloyd James

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO what a ride!

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. - George Berhard Shaw

A year from now you may wish you had started today. - Karen Lamb

I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed. - Michael Jordan

Until you try, you don't know what you can do. - Henry James

It shall be done -- sometime, somewhere -- so, why not by you? - Ophelia Guyon Browning

Clear your mind of can't. - Samuel Johnson

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. - William James

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all. - Leo Rosten

Hard work never killed anyone...but why take chances. - Triathlon Funny Man Chuckie V 

The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it - every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have. - John D. Rockefeller III

Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth... Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It's deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with the plan. - Tom Landry

The more you sweat in training, the lesser you'll bleed in combat" or "the only easy day was yesterday...

Soreness is weakness leaving the body.

Today I do what you won't, so tomorrow I do what you can't. 

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.  

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. - Muhammad Ali

The best pace is suicide and today feels like a good day to die. - Pre

While most people are dreaming of success, winners wake up and work hard to achieve it.

If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.  

We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads. So I'm not fat! I'm just really intelligent and my head couldn't hold anymore so it started to filling the rest of me. - Garfield

Your optimal cadence is likely to be different to mine, and even different than your training partners. - Chris Carmichael 

You are never a loser until you quit trying. - Mike Ditka  

You stop, You die. - Julia Child

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - St. Francis of Assisi

Some scientific studies show this. Others show that. I say do your own studies, then show what you learned on race day. All else is theory. - Chuckie V

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. - Author Unknown

If you don't have time to do it right, then when do you find time to do it over?

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. - Babe Ruth 

Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines. - Enzo Ferrari

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

There isn't a person anywhere who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can. - Henry Ford

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." - Henry Ford

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. -Napoleon Hill

You can lose when you outscore somebody in a game. And you can win when you’re outscored. - John Wooden http://t.co/RzRZHyX9

Embrace the suck. By doing so, I promise you will be much more powerful. - Chris McCormack

I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. - Larry Bird 

Could be some good advice? I have never believed that doing "Ironman" triathlon is a healthy thing to do – for anyone. - Dr. Tamsin Lewis, Professional Triathlete

Life is like a camera: Focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, just take another shot!

"I do not think Ironman, the events themselves, are healthy for your body." Two Time IM World Champion Tim DeBoom

I did an Ironman last fall. "Just for the record, I am retired from triathlon." Triathlon is not about one race, but rather a lifetime of races. Do you have what it takes?  

Strength is not something you have, it's something you find. - Emma Smith



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