As we all know this week marked the end of the Oprah Winfrey Show. While I am not a fan of the show myself, I do respect the woman for what she has done, and who she is. She is definitely a picture of success.
And Oprah is a runner (or at least she did for a while there…). That’s right, you may or may not remember the marathon she ran back around 1995. She even made the cover of Runner’s Word Magazine.
So, if you want to Run Like Oprah Winfrey, Here is an inspirational running quote. Really this is a quote about life, but it uses the metaphor of running a race. So let’s learn from the Queen of Talk herself…
Run Your Own Race
“The way you step up your game is not to worry about the other guy in any situation, because you can’t control the other guy. You only have control over yourself. So it’s like running a race. The energy that it takes to look back and see where the other guys are takes energy away from you. And if they’re too close, it scares you. So, that’s what I would say to my team all the time: Don’t waste your time in the race looking back to see where the other guy is or what the other guy is doing. It’s not about the other guy. It’s about what can you do. You just need to run that race as hard as you can. You need to give it everything you’ve got, all the time, for yourself.” — Oprah
What do you think?
Do you have someone that has inspired you to run?