The occasional sports/exercise quote


“Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not.”

- George A. Sheehan


My dad was a classmate of his…


Two for one since it’s thanksgiving

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”

“The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart.”

– Dan Gable


Dodgeball is a sport of violence, exclusion, and degradation. So, when you’re picking players in gym class remember to pick the bigger, stronger kids for your team. That way you can all gang up on the weaker ones.

– Patches O’Houlihan


Opposing Our Normal Way of Moving

The goal of yoga practice is the conscious relaxation of the movement muscles. Then the postural muscles and related parts of the skeleton can stretch and pass movement along through the movement chains from one part of the body to the next. Yoga exercises force us into an intense confrontation with ourselves, because they are both difficult and painful, and above all, they are the total opposite of our normal (automatic) way of moving.

Excerpted from:

Yoga: Critical Alignment:
Building a Strong, Flexible Practice through Intelligent Sequencing and Mindful Movement
by Gert van Leeuwen


“Doing your best requires only applying your current abilities. Becoming your best requires consistently working to improve those abilities.”

- Dennis Barker

Daisy Mae's swimming BG thread

Today is just the beginning. The birth of the beast.

“You’re off to great places,
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way…!”

- Dr. Seuss - Oh the Places You’ll Go



:disappointed_relieved: That’s a tear of joy.

But you can’t see it past my perma-grin. :smiley:


“Tough times don’t last but tough people do.”

- A.C Green


DN’s Running and Other Mishaps Thread