INSPIRATIONAL RUNNING QUOTES
by EMILY WALSH
INSPIRATIONAL RUNNING QUOTES WE CAN ALL LIVE BY
It’s not always love at first step when it comes to running. Most of us will have a crisis of motivation at some point or another, a time when lacing up the shoes might take a little bit more courage than usual.
of us might need a running buddy, for others it’s cranking out a treasured playlist (Eye of the Tiger, anyone?). Whatever your jam to get motivated, don’t underestimate the power of words, the mindset they create, and
the influence they can have on getting you to your end goal.
The next time you’re struggling before your run, consider reading a few of these to reboot your motivation, remind yourself of the journey and get back at
Write down a few of your favorite quotes and post them somewhere you’ll see them every day – next to your computer, on the fridge door (runners have to eat, right!), or literally on the front door so you see them
every time you leave the house.
Everyone needs a little motivation sometimes. These running motivation quotes will serve to inspire, make you laugh, and remind you of why you’re lacing up your running shoes and stepping out the front door.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
Running is a mental sport, and we’re all insane.
If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.
Running never takes more than it gives back.
Running away from your problems is a race you'll never win.
Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.
A run begins the moment you forget you’re running.
A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.
You are a runner the moment you decide to be one.
Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
Running is cheaper than therapy.
When nothing goes right, go run.
A 26.2 marathon is a not just a race, it’s an experience. Whether you’re a first timer or a multiple-time marathoner, the distance deserves respect. Because, as the saying goes… anyone can run 20 miles!
If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Shut up legs, we got this.
FITSPIRATION – #FITSPO
Fitspiration – or some words and advice to give you motivation for your chosen fitness journey. We’re all human after all, and can use support to refer to when the going gets tough.
If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.
But did you die though?
You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.
The voice inside your head that says you can’t do this is a liar.
Strive for progress, not perfection.
Strong is the new skinny.
WISE WORDS TO LIVE BY
Let’s get to the big players when it comes to motivation. These people are icons for their contributions to history, sport, philosophy and their words will live on because they too were motivated by their own journeys and those of others.
“Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go.”
— T.S. Elliot
“Nothing will work unless you do.”
— Maya Angelou
“There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner.”
— Dean Karnazes
“Don't dream of winning, train for it!”
— Mo Farah
“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.”
— Juma Ikangaa
“The purpose of running isn’t to win the race, it’s to test the limits of the human heart.”
— Bill Bowerman
“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 to keep moving forward.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Success is not an action but a habit.”
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