“If you’re not having fun, then what the hell are you doing?” It reminds me to find the reason why I’m doing it and why I’m out there, which makes things more manageable when I’m stressed and fatigued.
—Allison Jones, six-time Paralympian (has competed in both the summer and winter games)
If you think you’re done, you always have at least 40 percent more.
—Lauren Crandall, captain of the 2012 US Olympic field hockey team
One word: Fight. Anyone can do it when it feels good, but when you’re hurting, that’s when it makes a difference, so you have to keep fighting.
—Erin Cafaro, 2008 rowing Olympic gold medalist in women’s eight