Monday: Inspiration


After a fun-filled spring weekend, Monday has arrived once again. I try to look at the beginning of the week as a fresh start to go after your dreams and set higher goals for yourself. Even though this mindset is ideal, it can be difficult to fight through that Monday sluggish feeling at times. It can also be challenging to get back into your running and workout routine after a weekend off. To boost your motivation, I included a list of my top 10 favorite quotes below to keep you inspired and determined this week.

  1. “We all have dreams, in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.” – Jesses Owens, Olympic gold-medalist
  2. “Our running shoes have magic in them. The power to transform a bad day into a good day; frustration into speed; self-doubt into confidence; chocolate cake into muscle.” – Mina Samuels, author of Run Like a Girl
  3. “Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days.” – Rob Haneisen
  4. “Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise just like the muscles of the body.” – Lynn Jennings
  5. “If you’re losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” -Kathrine Switzer
  6. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden
  7. “Out on the roads, there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be.” – George Sheehan
  8. “You must expect great things from yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
  9. “You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.” – Gatorade
  10. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Washington Thurman


  1. mainstreet May 23, 2017 / 6:04 am

    I found your blog very inspirational and written very well. 😀

  2. Jim May 23, 2017 / 11:07 am

    run a mile for me. I’d buy you a coffee afterwards if I were there. 🙂

    • urbanmile May 23, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      Thank you!

    • urbanmile May 23, 2017 / 9:00 pm

      Thank you!! I love it 😊

    • urbanmile June 1, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      Thank you!!

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