Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Running Mantra Contest—Cast Your Vote!

Thanks to all the runners who sent in their running mantras! They were all great. Some humorous and all very motivating. Also, thanks to my running group, The BlueLiners, who helped me select the top 10 mantras for you to vote on. If your mantra didn't make the top 10, please know that it was a hard task selecting the top 10. They were all so good!

To cast your vote for the best mantra, complete the Poll on the right-hand side of the blog. The poll will stay up until Saturday, May 16th and the winner of the $50 Road Runner Sports gift Certificate will be announced on the blog on Sunday, May 17th. Encourage all your running buddies to cast their votes too! Also, look for more RunnerDude's Blog contests in the near future!

Be sure to check out the other awesome mantra's (listed below) that were entered in the contest.
I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.—Gina
Can't Stop! Won't Stop!—Janel
Can't Stop! Won't Stop!—Jeff T.
Ole' Ole' Ole' (By God, By God, By God)—Jeffrey
No regrets!—Felice
If you don't, you rust!—Ryan
I'm a running machine, not going down without a fight!Justin
"Gotta Get Thru This" song by Daniel Bedingfield—Natalie
"The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital." (Joe Paterno, Penn State head football coach)—Lauren
The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.—Rob
Relentless forward motion—Stuart
Make Mom proud!—Missy
Run like you're being chased!—Vanessa
This too shall pass.—Trish
This too shall pass.—Bobby
Perpetual forward motion—Bobby
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. So get going!—Trish
With God all things are possible, so you CAN do this!—Trish
Do this today and you can eat your weight in chocolate tonight!—Trish
Not today, I will not be broken.—Trish
I AM the Terminator sent from the future to destroy this trail. I'm a machine. I'm a machine. Machines don't stop til the mission is done.—Jeff P.
Not if. When.—Jeff P.
I will keep on.—Rene
Define yourself!—dirtdawg50K
If you don't go run you're gonna need prozac!—Mary
Not everybody can do this!—Mary
Of course it's hard, if it was easy everyone would do it.—David
Of course it's difficult, it's the difficult that makes it great!David
Gone away is the blue bird! Here to stay is a new bird!—Ben
Where’s the nearest shotgun?—Neal


RunningLaur said...
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RunningLaur said...

Great list! I've been thinking 'forward momentum' a lot lately too - good to see that on the list as well!

RunnerDude said...

Hey RunningLaur! The list turned out really cool. All the mantras were great. Was really hard for the group to select the top 10.

Ms. V. said...

*sniff* I liked mine. LOL

RunnerDude said...

Hey Ms. V! I know. It was a great one. Had to follow the process. They truly were all great entries.

DNLeeper said...

That Neal.. he's such a character.

RunnerDude said...

Hey DNLeeper! That's an understatement. ;-)

JenZen said...

Ohh how fun! Loved them all! I tend to sing a phrase over and over to help me. A little OCD - but it works for me. :)

Jessica Lane said...

Haha. I liked them all, but my favorites were "Of course it's hard, if it were easy everyone would do it," and "Of course it's difficult, it's the difficult that makes it great." Reminds me of League of Their Own.

RunnerDude said...

He JenZen! You're a poet to! "OCD, but it works for me! LOL!

RunnerDude said...

Hey Jessica! You're right it does! Cool!

The Happy Runner said...

Awesome list -- you got some great entries!

runnerinsight said...

Voted! This is a very good idea! Good shot on this! the top 10 mantras are great! Run RUn Run! : )

RunnerDude said...

Hey The Happy Runner and Runnerinsight! Yep, you guys sent in some great mantras and really made the contest a success. Looking forward to finding out the winner this weekend. Also looking forward do providing future contests. Thanks!