Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting out, everyone can use a little motivation to keep going. Check out these running quotes for some inspiration to help you get through your next run.
There’s something about a good quote that inspire us to keep going. When we’re feeling low, or doubting ourselves, a simple phrase can give us the motivation to keep on keeping on.
And what better way to get motivated for a run than by reading some inspirational running quotes? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite running quotes to get you pumped up for your next run.
I love controlling a race, chewing up an opponent. Let’s get down and dirty. Let’s fight it out. It’s raw, animalistic, with no one
I love the marathon … It’s a challenge, and if you don’t like challenges, something is wrong with your life.
You are truly your own hero in running. It is up to you to have the responsibility and self-discipline to get the job done.
I remember looking at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and thinking, ‘What have I signed up for here?’ It’s one of those things where you’re like,
There’s a great empowerment that I get from running, not only from the endorphins . . . Being a runner, to me, has made
Some people train knowing they’re not working as hard as other people. I can’t fathom how they think.
I’m all about breaking mental boundaries, and training for a marathon falls right into the Jedi mind-training I need.
I’m always nervous. If I wasn’t nervous, it would be weird. I get the same feeling at all the big races. It’s part of
Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever,
Running is kind of like a coffee. The first time you drink it you might not like it. It’s bitter and leaves a bad
We must wake up to the fact that athletics is not, nor ever can be perfected; there will always be more to learn.
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
Never limit where running can take you. I mean that geographically, spiritually, and of course, physically
Good health, peace of mind, being outdoors, camaraderie: those are all wonderful things that come to you when running. But for me, the real
My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.
To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month, or even one year — but for a lifetime.
For me, working out is a form of therapy, its cathartic for me, it’s a good stress reliever. I know that when I go
The thing about Pre is that he ran as hard as he could every race, and if you were going to beat him, you
I choose the things that I want to do, and they all revolve around one thing: food. Even my running has to do with
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has
I really love going places without a map. When I went running in Paris, I headed for a monument or a statue that I
My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: “Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If
Second place is not a defeat. It is a stimulation to get better. It makes you even more determined
Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.
Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing
This is the hardest thing I’ve ever put my body through, but for me, running is a mental game. I’ve learned that if I
Blaming the running injury epidemic on big, bad Nike seems too easy – but that’s okay, because it’s largely their fault.
Don’t fight the trail, take what it gives you. If you have a choice between one step or two between rocks, take three.
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in
If you don’t think you were born to run you’re not only denying history. You’re denying who you are.
The Hopis consider running a form of prayer; they offer every step as a sacrifice to a loved one, and in return ask the
We run when we’re scared, we run when we’re ecstatic, we run away from our problems and run around for a good time.
You ran to eat and to avoid being eaten; you ran to find a mate and impress her, and with her you ran off
I always run without music. Being disconnected is what I’m addicted to more than anything. There aren’t many places where you can be without
Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts
I disagree. I look at struggle as an opportunity to grow. True struggle happens when you can sense what is not working for you
Running is a lot like life. Only 10 percent of it is exciting. 90 percent of it is slog and drudge.
How to run an ultramarathon ? Puff out your chest, put one foot in front of the other, and don’t stop till you cross
Coming back to running after a few weeks off is really tough. It’s humbling. Nothing wrong with a large dose of humility.
I run because long after my footprints fade away, maybe I will have inspired a few to reject the easy path, hit the trails,
Some seek the comfort of their therapist’s office, other head to the corner pub and dive into a pint, but I chose running as
Struggling and suffering are the essence of a life worth living. If you’re not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you’re not demanding
The beauty of running is its simplicity; the beauty of runners is that we all have a similar drive to improve. We are either
I feel like when I am running, it not only helps change me physically, it also improves my state of mind.
Be confident in the work you did to prepare for the race. Take a look back at your training logs to remind yourself that
If you want to win something run 100 meters. If you want to experience something run a marathon.
It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect. It’s easy to understand how people replace
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.
I never listen to music when I run – I listen to the beat of my heart. I like to feel the blood pumping
There are many challenges to long-distance running, but one of the greatest is the question of where to put one’s house keys.
If we had a drug that did what exercise did, it would be the biggest revolution ever and would be promoted all over the
All I do is keep on running in my own cozy, homemade void, my own nostalgic silence. And this is a pretty wonderful thing.
The thoughts that occur to me while I’m running are like clouds in the sky. Clouds of all different sizes. They come and they
There are times when I feel lazy and just want to stay in bed all day, but I know that working out is the
When I’m working 16-hour days and I can’t work out, I get angry very easily. It’s because I’m missing all those good endorphins. For
As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and
If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day
It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running
Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s not the end of the world and in many ways it’s the first step toward learning something better
Running is the quickest endorphin hit I can get. I like to do it really early in the morning, before everyone gets up. It
Never underestimate the power that one good workout can have on your mind. Keeping the dream alive is half the battle.
Running has always been a relief and a sanctuary – something that makes me feel good, both physically and mentally. For me it’s not
Running became the one event in my daily life that I looked forward to. Books and movies paled in comparison to the refuge of
I like what it does for my mind. If I’ve had a bad day, if I’m feeling stressed out, if I’m feeling overwhelmed –
Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to
There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit
I love the way that it makes my body feel and it’s just my time for myself where I can get out there and
Just keep moving. Someone said this to me a long time ago. It’s a Buddhist saying, I think: ‘There is no wasted effort.’
[Working out] really did make me feel better and kind of saved me. It gave me a bit of sanity . . . I’m
You would run much slower if you were dragging something behind you, like a knapsack or a sheriff.
Running is in my blood – the adrenaline flows before the races, the love/hate of butterflies in your stomach.
Running is my alone time. I have people around me all the time, all day. The only time I have alone is when I’m
If you’ve never had a bad day running, you’re probably doing something wrong. If you’ve never had a good day running, you’re definitely doing
Running is the movement of a free human being. It doesn’t demand any special premises or machines. You only need to put on your
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have
There’s not one body type that equates to success. Accept the body you have and be the best you can be with it.
Running is a form of practiced stoicism. It means teaching your brain and body to be biochemically comfortable in a state of disrepair.
I love running but I think you have to find a work out routine that really speaks to you beyond trying to get goals
My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.
Exercise is like meditation for me. And I’m giving myself that time . . . I cannot live without it now. When you have
Running has been my main form of exercise. I’ve been running five or six days a week. I love it.
Run! Life’s too short to walk. Unless you don’t know where you’re running to, then move very slowly.
I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running
There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighbors you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open.
Life equals running and when we stop running maybe that’s how we’ll know life is finally finished.
When it’s pouring rain and you’re bowling along through the wet, there’s satisfaction in knowing you’re out there and the others aren’t.
If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can
It’s an acquired skill, being able to discuss your love life, children, and friends, all while you’re running! But we have mastered it.
I like trails more than roads. I’ve jumped over my share of rattlesnakes. I’ve seen mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, skunks, hawks.
It started to become what I looked forward to most; it was the only time I got to be in my own head.
Those who never run long distance or meditate in their lifetimes, miss out on the best free drugs the planet has to offer.
I am a running joke. Waking up at 4:30 am and jogging anywhere from 11 to 23 miles has been nothing short of horrifying.
It’s amazing how the same pace in practice can feel so much harder than on race day. Stay confident. Trust the process.
Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.
I woke up on my birthday and said, ‘I want to run 10 miles.’ I just wanted to see if I could run double-digit
Something happens to me when I run. People think it’s crazy when I say it. All of my ideas come in when I run.