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    I think it's important to keep mantras fresh (sometimes the same verse can get stale). That being said, I love this powerful statement: 'Define yourself.' I rehearsed it a million times during the 2005 Chicago Marathon [her first win].
    — Deena Kastor
    tags: time  powerful 
     
    I felt my throat start to close up, and I didn't think I was getting enough oxygen. I was scared, and I thought about quitting. But you don't want to quit when you've trained so hard and long for one race.
    — Deena Kastor
    tags: thoughts  race 
     
    As athletes, we have ups and downs. Unfortunately, you can't pick the days they come on.
    — Deena Kastor
    I simply adore the exhaustion that comes with training hard.
    — Deena Kastor
    Marathons are extraordinarily difficult, but if you've got the training under your belt, and if you can run smart, the races take care of themselves. When you have the enthusiasm and the passion, you end up figuring how to excel.
    — Deena Kastor
    tags: smart  care  passion  race 
     
    I love challenges and hurdles because they are opportunities.
    — Deena Kastor
    One step at a time, I get to make positive choices to fulfill my dreams.
    — Deena Kastor
    tags: time  choice  positive  dreams 
     
    The beauty of running is its simplicity; the beauty of runners is that we all have a similar drive to improve. We are either trying to run a personal best, or toeing the line for the first time, which will snowball into a future of trying to run personal bests. We road racers are a tight community of mileage-happy, limit-pushing athletes.
    — Deena Kastor
    Running in the morning has me appreciate all the choices that come later in the day. The choices I make after running seem healthier, wiser and kinder.
    — Deena Kastor
    I've always taken the philosophy that you have to dream a little in this sport. If you stay in your comfort zone, you're not going to do anything special.
    — Deena Kastor
    Sometimes the moments that challenge us the most, define us.
    — Deena Kastor
    tags: moment  challenge 
     
    Run in places you love with people you like. Enjoying your surroundings and training partners will strengthen your commitment to running and bring out the best in you.
    — Deena Kastor
    We all know that if you run, you are pretty much choosing a life of success because of it.
    — Deena Kastor
    tags: success 
     
    When you have the enthusiasm and the passion, you end up figuring how to excel.
    — Deena Kastor
    tags: passion 
     
    A goal is just an awesome way to force growth on yourself.
    — Deena Kastor
    tags: growth  goal 
     
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