Still a Runner

A Blog by Mary Lou Harris

Blog Break – Words of Wisdom from the North

Our words of wisdom this week come from Olympian and 1980 Boston Marathon winner, Jacqueline Gareau. A fellow member of the age group 65-69, Gareau continues to race, to conduct training and running workshops, speaking engagements and is a massage therapist in Sainte-Adèle, Quebec.Unknown

The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy…It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.

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2 Comments»

  Red Hen wrote @

Wow! Sounds so true! My body is too darn lazy and will find any reason to sneak out of a running session. Nice to know my body has something in common with the body of a champ!

  Still a Runner wrote @

Agree. I could use some of Jacqueline’s mental toughness when my body says enough.


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