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馃弮55 Inspirational Running Quotes

Are you a runner? Check out these quotes to encourage you to keep running.
Read these inspirational running quotes that will encourage you to keep going.

 

 

55 Inspirational Running Quotes

For many people, running is part of their life. Running helps you reduce stress and it clears up your mind, so if you go for a run when you are going through a tough time, it won’t solve your problems, but it will allow you to switch off for a while.

 

Only those who have truly experienced the benefits of running will understand why people do it. In this article, you’ll find inspirational running quotes that will encourage professional runners or just anyone who enjoys doing some exercise to keep going.

1
"The voice inside your head that says you can鈥檛 do this is a liar."
Unknown
2
"The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare."
Juma Ikangaa
3
"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
4
"I run because if I didn鈥檛, I鈥檇 be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run鈥o savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that."
Dean Karnazes
5
"Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running."
Julie Isphording
6
"Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible. Nothing unattainable."
Kara Goucher
7
"The point is whether or not I improved over yesterday. In long-distance running the only opponent you have to beat is yourself, the way you used to be. "
Haruki Murakami
8
"I don鈥檛 run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days."
Ronald Rook
9
"Don鈥檛 dream of winning, train for it!"
Mo Farah
10
"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
John Bingham
11
"A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything."
Unknown
12
"I鈥檒l be happy if running and I can grow old together."
Haruki Murakami
13
"As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are."
Joan Benoit Samuelson
14
"I run because long after my footprints fade away, maybe I will have inspired a few to reject the easy path, hit the trails, put one foot in front of the other, and come to the same conclusion I did: I run because it always takes me where I want to go. "
Dean Karnazes
15
"After all, if you run far enough, no one can catch you."
V.E. Schwab
16
"Someone who is busier than you is running right now."
Nike
17
"If you don鈥檛 have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain鈥檛 getting them."
Christopher McDougall
18
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No Matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."
Samuel Beckett
19
"Running is my private time, my therapy, my religion."
Gail W. Kislevitz
20
"People think I鈥檓 crazy to put myself through such torture, though I would argue otherwise. Somewhere along the line, we seem to have confused comfort with happiness. Dostoyevsky had it right: 鈥楽uffering is the sole origin of consciousness.鈥 Never are my senses more engaged than when the pain sets in. There is a magic in misery. Just ask any runner."
Dean Karnazes
21
"Running! If there鈥檚 any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can鈥檛 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
22
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 鈥淒on鈥檛 quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.鈥"
Muhammad Ali
23
"The pain of running relieves the pain of living."
Jacqueline Simon Gunn
24
"Running is a quick trigger for a good mood. The great thing about endorphins, you don鈥檛 have to be in great shape to get them."
Mindy Kaling
25
"Running is about finding your inner peace, and so is a life well lived."
Dean Karnazes
26
"Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days鈥 run, pound it out on the pavement, channel that energy into my legs, and when I鈥檓 done with my run, I鈥檓 done with it."
Rob Haneisen
27
"Running is real and relatively simple鈥 but it ain鈥檛 easy."
Mark Will-Weber
28
"Long distance running is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical."
Rich Davis
29
"There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul. "
Kristin Armstrong
30
"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up."
Dean Karnazes
31
"There is nothing so momentary as a sporting achievement, and nothing so lasting as the memory of it."
Greg Dening
32
"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn鈥檛 matter whether you鈥檙e the lion or a gazelle 鈥 when the sun comes up, you鈥檇 better be running."
Christopher McDougall
33
"It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination."
John Bingham
34
"For me, running is both exercise and a metaphor. Running day after day, piling up the races, bit by bit I raise the bar, and by clearing each level I elevate myself."
Haruki Murakami
35
"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 my therapy."
Dean Karnazes
36
"If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon."
Kathrine Switzer
37
"Yes, I am round. Yes, I am slow. Yes, I run as though my legs are tied together at the knees. But I am running. And that is all that matters."
John Bingham
38
"Getting more exercise isn鈥檛 only good for your waistline. It鈥檚 a natural anti-depressant that leaves you in a great mood."
Auliq Ice
39
"Try jogging when following your heart, it鈥檚 healthier."
Benny Bellamacina
40
"Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records."
William Arthur Ward
41
"Jogging is very beneficial. It鈥檚 good for your legs and your feet. It鈥檚 also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."
Charles M. Schulz
42
"The finest of athletes have, along with skill, a few more essential qualities: to conduct their life with dignity, with integrity, with courage and modesty. All these, are totally compatible with pride, ambition, determination and competitiveness."
Donald Bradman
43
"We wouldn鈥檛 be alive without love; we wouldn鈥檛 have survived without running. Maybe we shouldn鈥檛 be surprised that getting better at one could make you better at the other."
Christopher McDougall
44
"The thoughts that occur to me while I鈥檓 running are like clouds in the sky. Clouds of all different sizes. They come and they go, while the sky remains the same sky always. The clouds are mere guests in the sky that pass away and vanish, leaving behind the sky."
Haruki Murakami
45
"Get going鈥 walk if you have to, but finish the damned race."
Ron Hill
46
"Good things come slow, especially in distance running."
Bill Dellinger
47
"Run in the morning 鈥 before your brain figures out what your body is doing!"
Unknown
48
"I'm not telling you it鈥檚 going to be easy鈥 I'm telling you it鈥檚 going to be worth it."
Art Williams
49
"The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life."
George Sheehan
50
"We run when we鈥檙e scared, we run when we鈥檙e ecstatic, we run away from our problems and run around for a good time."
Christopher McDougall
51
"If it doesn鈥檛 challenge you, it won鈥檛 change you."
Fred Devito
52
"Don鈥檛 stop when you鈥檙e tired. Stop when you are done."
Unknown
53
"Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement."
Matt Biondi
54
"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
55
"Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic."
Tim Noakes

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