Snappy XC Lines
Along with the Dobbs girls' "My Sport is Your Sport's Punishment," which was also favored by a number of other teams, the following tally lists some of the better XC sayings seen on the backs of runners from around the country at the Manhattan Invitational:
--Run like you stole something
--Fast women have good times
--We have a serious case of the runs
--XC has no half-times, no timeouts, no substitutions
--Our shoes have more miles than your car
--Shut up & run
--I'm the fast woman your mother warned you about
--Cross Country. Finally a practical use for golf courses
--Anyone can run 100 meters, it's the last 4900 that count
--The truth is you can always run harder. Sometimes the truth hurts.
--Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional
--Track is a mental sport and we're all insane
--Tough times don't last, but tough people do
--We sweat like boys, get covered in mud, wear no makeup, and chug a gallon of gatorade so we can beat you at the finish.
--It's not the miles you put in, it's what you put into the miles. Okay it's both.
--They never said it would be easy. They only said it would be worth it.
--Pain is temporary. Pride is forever.
--(one for the Big Apple) XC is the way to be hard core (picture of apple core)
Last year of course the favorite was, "We eat hills for breakfast."