Izzy the RunMN Mascot

Izzy the RunMN mascot says: Woof! Woof! Which means – An athlete’s most valuable tool is confidence in their body’s ability to adapt. The mind is primary, and we hold that above everything else. If you can train your mind and condition yourself to expect higher performance and hold yourself to a higher standard, the body will follow.

 ~ Joe Vigil

Izzy also says: Woof! Woof! Which means – Whenever you’re faced with fear, anxiety, or a lack of confidence, one has to dig down deep to find that golden grain of steel called WILL. If you will yourself to do something that’s possible, you’ll do it, or you’ll succumb to your own mental weakness. Don’t be weak mentally, this is a tough life.

~ Ryan Shay

And Izzy says: Woof! Woof! Which means – Like the marathon, life can sometimes be difficult, challenging and present obstacles, however if you believe in your dreams and never give up, things will turn out for the best. 

~ Meb Keflezighi

And Izzy says: Woof! Woof! Which means – I believe no human is limited. Self-discipline starts with you. If you work hard, follow what’s required, and set your priorities right, then you can really perform without taking shortcuts. If you’re taking shortcuts, you can’t be free. 

~ Eliud Kipchoge