Pics & Quotes #12: Cross Country

“Everything you need to know about life you learn in cross country. Set goals. Work hard. Work Together. Take care of yourself. Be disciplined. Be responsible. Heed your mentors. Have courage. Take risks. Be patient. Persevere. Do your best. Be gracious. Don’t make excuses. That’s life right there. That’s all there is to it. ”

WHO: Alison and Joyce

WHEN: 1985

WHERE Durham, NH woods

Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are carrying over a series begun during the track season on our sister site, .  For those of you that don’t know, Jeff Johnson was employee #1 of Nike.  He actually is the one responsible for naming the company.  Fortunately for us, he was also a world class photographer of our great sports in the 1960s and 1970s during which he captured thousands of sports photographs.  We are honored and thankful for their choice to use our sites as their medium for sharing their passion.  We hope our presentations can do them justice!

Photos by Jeff Johnson

Quotes by Jeff Johnson from his work in progress: “In Other Words: Things I Think I Said When I Was Trying To Think Of Something To Say.”

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