I'll start out my first post in the series with one by Steve Prefontaine - our quote book had many of his thoughts. This one is fitting for my phase in getting back into running:
You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
Even though it has been over ten years since I have been a regular runner, I never forgot the feeling that comes along with it. Little reminders from time to time nagging at my conscious to make time for it, reminding me of how great I would feel if I would just get back into it consistently. Here's to the joy of running (and support of my sisters) keeping me going, rather than slipping back into years of inactivity!