Running Quotes

Running quotes have a way of getting to my heart, spurring me on, giving me courage or a little perspective.

It’s that little bit of juice that you might need to get going when the going gets tough. Running quotes always help to motivate me and help me back the desire to run when I'm just not feeling it.

They are the perfect antidote.

I like to pick my favorites out and tape them to my nightstand where I can see them in the morning when I'm not super pumped to get out of bed to go for a run (oh, the almighty power of beds). You could also tape them on your refrigerator, mirror, or anywhere esle that will remind you what your goals are and motivate you to go after them. 

Here are some of my favorite running quotes: 

  • The greatest pleasure in life, is doing the things people say we cannot do. ~ Walter Bagehot
  • You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face. ~ Gatorade
  • · Running is a mental sport...and we’re all insane! Learn to run when feeling the pain: then push harder.
  • In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that. ~ Fred Lebow
  • It’s rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud. ~ Adidas ad
  • It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great! ~ Tom Hanks
  • Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body. ~ Lynn Jennings
  • Many people shy away from hills. They make it easy on themselves, but that limits their improvement. The more you repeat something, the stronger you get. ~ Joe Catalano
  • I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. W are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner. ~ Bart Yasso
  • We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something run a marathon. ~ Emil Zatopek
  • I’ve learned that finishing a marathon isn’t just an athletic achievement. It’s a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible. ~ John Hanc
  • The difference between the mile and the marathon is the difference between burning your fingers with a match and being slowly roasted over hot coals. ~ Hal Higdon
  • Few things in life match the thrill of a marathon. ~ Fred Lebow
  • I prefer running without shoes. My toes didn’t get cold. Besides, if I’m in front from the start, no one can step on them. ~ Michelle Dekkers
  • 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. ~ Charles Schulz

If you looking for more awesome quotes checkout these pages: 

Marathon Quotes

Quotes for Runners

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