The quote "run within yourself" is very personal. When you are running with/against other people, it is difficult to not compare yourself to the runners next to you. Instead of listening to your own body, you follow someone else's pace. It is easy to lose focus and become disheartened with yourself (especially if you fall behind). This quote, however, does not just refer to running. It's about living life in general. Not to get caught up with what other people are doing, but to go at everything in life at my own pace. To not follow the crowd and do what is popular, but to be true to myself.
I ordered this ring from Etsy and had it engraved "run within yourself". I chose to engrave the outside of the ring rather than the inside. If I could afford it, I would have gone with a custom engraved Jeanine Payer ring, but it is out of my budget. I am now able to cross of #1 and #27 off my 27 before 27 list. I better get working on the ones that are left; I have less than 3 weeks to finish my list!Have a fantastic weekend!