"Pride is holding your head up when everyone else has their's bowed. Courage is what makes you do it." (Well, courage...or stupidity, one of the two.)
"Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal." (Or they are the things you trip over, like curbs and speed bumps. Oh sorry, that's just my clumsiness showing again.)
"Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory!" (Bwahahahahahahahaha!)
"The only easy day was yesterday..." (Given that I lounged in my bed yesterday--sicker than sick--this is probably true. However, I suspect I won't be thinking this at all the day *after* the marathon.)
"If you do what you always did, you'll get what you always got..." (I've only heard this one with regards to weigh loss. Sadly, as my too tight pants can attest, this one is all too true.)
And my personal favorite, because I am the queen of schadenfreude: "Misery loves company." (Why else would I like running in a group?! If I have to suffer, I want others to come along for the ride!)
As cynical as I've made this post seem, I do love the encouragement though, so keep it coming, unless you encourage like my mother, who asked if I was going to lose all control of my bowels and continue running anyway because I'd forgotten to care there was cr@p ooshing down my legs. With this kind of familial backing, is it any wonder I am the way I am?