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Motivational words to get you moving

Whether you exercise on a daily basis or need to get started, I hope one of the quotes below will help you get going or reinforce your exercise routine.

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." — Scott Hamilton.

"It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up." — Vince Lombardi.

"Exercise: you don’t have time not to." — Unknown.

"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." — Lance Armstrong.


"The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race." —Unknown.

"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it." — Oprah Winfrey.

"No one ever drowned in sweat." — Unknown.

"Passion is pushing myself when there is no one else around — just me and the road." — Ryan Shay.

"There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people." — Bill Bowerman.

"Running is 80 percent mental." — Joan Benoit Samuelson.

"Man imposes his own limitations, don’t set any." — Anthony Bailey.

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch." — Unknown.


"Yesterday you said tomorrow." — Nike.

"Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated." — Russell Warren.

Open house

Mark Bjorlie is retiring as executive director of the Y on May 1. The Y is hosting an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, the members and community are invited to come and celebrate this event with us. Bjorlie has been executive director of the Austin Y for 15 years.

Zumba Festival

A Zumba Festival at the Y will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 4. Come dance with instructors Wendy, Marie and Katie. It’s free for members and $3 for non-members. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

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