I love this image from Beyond Running:
It shows all the medals hung with pride on a display that reads:
Always Earned Never Given
It’s the truth about medals just as much as about fitness. No one can give you a healthy and strong body. You MUST earn it. It’s just like that old Smith and Barney commercial:
If you replace fitness for money in that commercial, it’s more true than ever:
Good fitness doesn’t walk up, bite you on the bottom and say, “I’m here!” Getting fit takes good, old-fashioned hard work and research. The kind they do at Starling Fitness. Starling Fitness is one of a handful of top fitness blogs singled out for their work and research. Starling Fitness they get fit the old-fashioned way, they EARN it!
The same is true for winning races or even finishing them. Here’s another image from Beyond Running that rang true for me.
Most people think your life changes forever the second you cross the finish line. Runners know that your life changes forever the second you decide to go to the starting line.
Via: I CAN DO IT