Allyson Felix quotes

  • I'm always nervous. If I wasn't nervous, it would be weird. I get the same feeling at all the big races. It's part of the routine, and I accept it. It means I'm there and I'm ready.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Mean #Race #Feelings

  • I have learned that track doesn't define me. My faith defines me. I'm running because I have been blessed with a gift.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Running #Blessed #Track

  • I think that kids aren't even exploring the option of sports anymore, and they don't even know what they could do.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Sports #Kids #Thinking

  • My faith is the reason I run - it calms my heart and makes everything feel like a lift. My speed is definitely a gift from Him, and I run for His glory. Whatever I do, He allows me to do it.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Running #Heart #Calm

  • I always want to give more than I gave yesterday.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Yesterday #Giving #Want

  • My speed is a gift from God, and I run for His glory. Whatever I do, it all comes from him.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Running #Speed #Glory

  • My dad's a pastor and a seminary professor; my mom, she has such great faith.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Mom #Dad #Professors

  • Right now I'd say my favorite fashion designer is Zac Posen.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Fashion #Designer #My Favorite

  • I spend around two and half hours on the track every day running and another 2 hours in the weight room lifting weights with my strength coach.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Running #Two #Track

  • I majored in elementary education, and I have a passion for kids.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Passion #Kids

  • I love a great pair of jeans and a nice blouse.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Nice #Jeans #Pairs

  • I grew up in a Christian home with amazing parents.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Christian #Home #Parent

  • I am a sprinter, and I love to go fast. It's very difficult for me to be patient and follow a race strategy or conserve energy.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Race #Energy #Patient

  • I am a big believer in visualization. I run through my races mentally so that I feel even more prepared.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Running #Athlete #Race

  • Most people don't think about plyometrics when they think about powerful strength. But I do lots of them to build mine.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Powerful #Thinking #People

  • The biggest way I stay motivated is to run with a group of friends. Sometimes it's hard to get going by yourself, but if you have a plan and a meeting time, you know this run will happen for sure. It's a way to have fun - while also getting in a workout. Plus it distracts from pain, helps you fight fatigue, and gives you that extra push.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Running #Workout #Fun

  • It was not until the end of my freshman year in high school that I thought I could really have a future in track and field. I definitely did not think I could make it to the Olympics back then, though; I was just focused on making it to the state finals!
    -- Allyson Felix

    #School #Thinking #Years

  • Before a race, I block out what's going on in the stadium. It's different for everyone. But for me, I've always been able to block it out. For a sprint race, it's important not to get distracted.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Block #Race #Important

  • My mom is great and I make sure that we pray together before every race. She helps me put everything in perspective and remind me of the real reason I run.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Mom #Running #Real

  • The most important lesson that I have learned is to trust God in every circumstance. Lots of times we go through different trials and following God's plan seems like it doesn't make any sense at all. God is always in control and he will never leave us.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Trust #Important

  • You know, I love wearing heels. I wish I could wear them all the time, but, you know, my sport doesn't really permit it.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Sports #Wish #Permit

  • Being a role model is a privilege.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Role Models #Roles #Privilege

  • I always look back to my first Olympic medal in 2004 in Athens. I was very new to the sport, and it was my first big win at the Olympics.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Sports #Winning #Looks

  • I myself am frustrated in just where sports are at. It's a hard thing when you're out there working every day, and you know that someone else is cheating and they may not necessarily get caught.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Sports #Cheating #Frustrated

  • When I was younger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee was a mentor to me and gave me great advice. The best was to 'work 100 percent, but enjoy every moment along the way.' Sometimes you get so in the zone, you forget to enjoy your passions. I love running—but I also love the movies, relaxing on the beach, shopping and spending time with my friends. Enjoying my life helps me enjoy my running.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Running #Beach #Passion

  • My faith inspires me so much. It is the very reason that I run. I feel that my running is completely a gift from God and it is my responsibility to use it to glorify him.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Running #Responsibility #Inspire

  • I'm just competitive. It doesn't matter what it is. I want to win.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Winning #Want #Matter

  • I never let track define me. That's something that's really important to me.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Track #Important

  • I love the relays. Track is such an individual sport, so it's fun to do something together.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Sports #Fun #Track

  • I don't have a sprinter's body.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Body

  • I was a disruptive child.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Children

  • I've got to make sure I'm keeping weight on.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Weight

  • Philippians 1:21 is very special to me because it helps to keep my life centered.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Special #Helping #Special To Me

  • For me, my faith is the reason I run. I definitely feel I have this amazing gift that God has blessed me with, and it's all about using it to the best of my ability.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Running #Blessed #Reason

  • Try to think of working out and healthy eating as a lifestyle. Rather than go on a diet or try a crazy exercise routine, try making them something you do every day.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Crazy #Exercise #Thinking

  • I'm really laid back but I still like to dress up sometimes.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Laid Back #Dresses #Sometimes

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