Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
I was blessed with a long career where I won gold medals for myself and my country. Nothing stands out as a disappointment.
It’s totally different now, traveling to different meets and different cities and actually being able to enjoy the cities I’m in.
I dont have a thyroid anymore. I had radioactive iodine treatment, which destroyed my thyroid. I take medication every day.
Whenever faced with a challenge, I dig deep within myself and summon my spiritual and physical forces. This gives me the focus, determination, perseverance, and support I need to succeed.
It’s not what other people believe you can do, it’s what you believe.
Remember, all things are possible to those who believe!
I didn’t get nervous when I ran, but I get nervous watching other people now. I root for anybody with a USA on their chest.
I always said a prayer before I ran, and my prayer was to win. My prayer was that God would allow me to run my best on that day, or better than my best. So whatever the outcome is, I have to be satisfied with it if I know I gave it my best effort.
My life is a blessing every day that I get up. God saved my feet. How am I not going to use them?
My grandma passed away at 98 1/2 and I want to live to 100. I want to be able to do what I can do even at 100.
People talk about retiring. I never said that r-word. People though I went away after the Olympic Games. I took time off to do something I’ve always wanted to be – a mother.