Running Quotes And Other Antidotes For Runners

Sometimes in life you just need a little extra motivation. Getting out the door for a run can be hard, you have to dig down deep for that extra push every now and then. Here are some running quotes and other little pieces of advice that help remind me to find inspiration and motivation and keep going. 

“A goal is just an awesome way to force growth on yourself.” – Deena Kastor

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.” – Steve Prefontaine

“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.” –Bart Yasso

“There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner.” – Dean Karnazes

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”
– Jesse Owens

“Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible. Nothing unattainable.” – Kara Goucher

“I think I get addicted to the feelings associated with the end of a long run. I love feeling empty, clean, worn out, and sweat-purged. I love that good ache of the muscles that have done me proud.” – Kristin Armstrong

“A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.” – Unknown

“The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.” – George Sheehan

“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.”
– Oprah Winfrey

“Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.” – Julie Isphording

“But I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.” – Meb Keflezighi

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” – Dean Karnazes

 

“We are designed to run and we increase our chance of daily happiness when we do so.” – Jeff Galloway

“Running! If there’s any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be. In running the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms.” – Joyce Carol Oates

“There is an expression among even the most advanced runners that getting your shoes on is the hardest part of any workout.” – Kathrine Switzer

Funny Running Quotes

“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.” – Bart Yasso

“Run in the morning … before your brain figures out what your body is doing!” – Anonymous

“Remember: Sweat is fat crying.”

“There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner.” – Dean Karnazes

“Life is short. Running makes it seem longer.” – Baron Hansen

“How do you know if someone ran a marathon? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.” – Jimmy Fallon

“If I pass out, please pause my Garmin.”

“Remember: It’s rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud.”

“A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.” —Unknown

“Run. Because zombies will eat the untrained ones first!” – Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide

“Life is short. Running makes it seem longer.” – Baron Hansen

“If the hill has its own name, then it’s probably a pretty tough hill.” – Marty Stern

“The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back.” – Franklin Jones

“A good run is like a cup of coffee. I’m much nicer after I’ve had one.”- Unknown
 
“It’s a hill. Get over it.” runners on a road

Motivational and Inspirational Running Quotes

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“What is the source of my success? I think it’s a combination of consistency and balance.” – Mark Allen

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and, most of all, LOVE of what you are doing.” – Pele

“Don’t dream of winning, train for it!” — Mo Farah

“I think I get addicted to the feelings associated with the end of a long run. I love feeling empty, clean, worn out, and sweat-purged. I love that good ache of the muscles that have done me proud.” —Kristin Armstrong

“A one hour run is 4% of your day. No excuses.”

“‘I breathe in strength and breathe out weakness,’ is my mantra during marathons—it calms me down and helps me focus.” – Amy Hastings

“Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to the end.” —Kim Cowart

“There’s not one body type that equates to success. Accept the body you have and be the best you can be with it.” – Mary Cullen

“There will come a day when I can no longer run. Today is not that day.” —Unknown

“What seems hard now will one day be your warm-up.” —Unknown 

Quotes About Running

“It’s my own space, my own time, when I’m just out there letting my thoughts go. It’s part of my day like eating, and it’s one of my favorite parts.” – Louise Kent

“The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.” —George Sheehan, M.D

“Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” – Steve Prefontaine

“That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” – Kara Goucher

“If you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your life, become a runner.” —Unknown

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