Sunday, May 17, 2009

And the Winner Is......

RunnerDude's first contest was a great success! First, I'd like to thank all the runners that submitted a running mantra. Second, I'd like to thank all the readers who voted. Amy Read's mantra "I Am Hard-Core!" received the most votes. Congratulations Amy!! As the winner, Amy will receive a $50 gift certificate from Road Runner Sports! Second place goes to Stuart's "Tough times pass. Tough people remain." There was a tie for third place with Jennifer Tran's "Don't quit. COMMIT!" and Carol King's "Relax. Breathe. Have fun!"

Listed below are all the submitted mantras. They were all awesome! Thanks!

I am Hard-Core! —Amy
Tough times pass. Tough people remain.—Stuart
Don't quit. COMMIT! - Jennifer
Relax. Breathe. Have fun!—Carol

Run your own race.—Felice
If not now, when?—Linda
I love hills! I love wind!—Wendy
Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.—Bobby
Nothing worth having ever came easily.—Trish
Put one foot in front of the other.—Laura
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

RunnerDude is hard at work on future contests and hopes to have another one posted in early June.


Anonymous said...

It's completely awesome. Thanks to everyone who voted for my mantra.

I am completely new to running (started in March of 2008), but what I've learned so far has been wonderfully influential and beneficial.

My mantra "I am hard-core" gets me over the rough spots and reminds me of how 'intensely loyal' (one random meaning of hard-core) I can be to myself and to everyone around me.

Keep running. :)

RunnerDude said...

Congrats Amy! Your mantra certainly is a motivator! I even used it yesterday to get me through the 80% humidity during my 11-miler!

runnerinsight said...

Congratulations Amy!Keep the fire burning!: )