New year’s admission: I like cheesy run slogans and mantras and quotes.
I recently stumbled across* hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard, which speaks to my talentless genes. A low mileage runner, in 2012 I’m resolving to embrace miles make champions as my inspirational quote. During a pep seminar before the Boston Marathon an elite runner shared her keep it together mantra and I’ve since stolen it for my own use. I think it works better for her. Yesterday, this gem crossed my desk. It’s my new training motto.
I haven’t quite figured out what the gorilla represents, but I have a lot of miles to work it out.
*I think I read it in a race report, but I can’t give a proper shoutout as I’m old and have source amnesia.
Title: James Taylor – Gorilla. 1975.