Here are some wonderful running quotes + a couple motivational posters (I do earn a small commission, so if you are do purchase through my affiliate link, thank you so much for your support!) for anyone who calls themselves a runner.
Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts. ~ Steve prefontaine
Only think of two things – the gun and the tape. When you hear the one, just run like hell until you break the other. ~ Sam Mussabini
If you want to live, you must walk. If you want to live long, you must run ~ Jinabhai Navik
Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first. ~Anonymous
Real athletes run. Others just play games.
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
Run like hell and get the agony over with. ~ Clarence DeMar
It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it. ~ Brooks Johnson
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. ~ Will Rogers
I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards. ~ Alberto Salazar
Running is real and relatively simple…but it ain’t easy. ~ Mark Will-Weber
Some people don’t have the guts for distance racing. The polite term for them is sprinters.
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
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare. ~ Juma Ikangaa
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. ~ Oprah Winfrey
Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about. ~ PattiSue Plumer
Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?’ ~ Peter Maher
We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable." ~Sir Roger Bannister
Whether you believe you can or believe you can’t, you’re probably right. ~ Henry Ford
Remember the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running. ~ Sarah Condor
Every day is a good day when you run. ~ Kevin Nelson
Runing long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it’s hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run. ~ Monte Davis
Watching the world’s best compete fires you up to achieve your own feats of greatness. When it comes to running participation and spectating go hand in hand. ~ Kara Goucher
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 or if you’ve been running
for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership
card to get. You just run. ~ John Bingham
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
Hopefully these running quotes have nourished you for your next run! Have an amazing time out there!
*Disclaimer: While the information on this site is taken mostly from research journals and scientifically based texts it is not meant to replace a doctor or medical professional.