38 Running Quotes
Browse our collection of running quotes. May they
encourage you to run and give the best you can give both in
running and in life.
It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run,
impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.
Humor oils the wheels of life and helps to keep it running smoothly.
Dorothea Kopplin, Something to Live By Life
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going,
focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually pain passes and
the flow returns. It's part of racing.
Never let your feet run faster than your shoes.
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.
Words of Encouragement
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.
It's an act of courage to explore new avenues; it's an act of faith to
acknowledge that you want your life's journey to be more than the
day-to-day hamster wheel that keeps you running in circles.
Denise Marek, The Keys
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
Life Is Beautiful
Run in places you love with people you like. Enjoying your surroundings
and training partners will strengthen your commitment to running and
bring out the best in you.
Deena Kastor, Long Distance Runner
I think it's fantastic that the world's greatest marathon runner, the
world record holder, has finally got a championship gold medal.
No one deserves it more than she does. No one is tougher or harder
than Paula and she fully deserves that gold medal. It's been a long time
coming but well worth waiting for.
Do not follow a person who is running away.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Quote of The Day
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run
with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.
Emil Zatopek, Long-distance Runner
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.
I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can't run,
what they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and
I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me.
No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.'
The human spirit is indomitable.
Sir Roger Bannister
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it
what you put into it.
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.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day,
or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its
place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
Running from God will only lead to a lifetime of bad choices and deep regret.
Mary DeMuth, Live Uncaged
Engage in tasks and hobbies that bring you joy, like reading a book or going for a run.
Who would enjoy a life of no runs, no hits, no errors?
Motivational Quotes about Life
Good things come slow, especially in distance running.
Don't walk away from negative people - run!
If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.
Does mothering really drain all the energy out of a woman,
leaving none for fitness, weight management, or competitive endeavors?
Nope. I have never seen motherhood and running as mutually exclusive.
In fact, I've become more athletic since having kids.
Dimity McDowell, Run Like a Mother
Lose an hour in the morning and you'll be running after it all day.
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.
"No pain, no gain" does not mean that pain systematically equals gain.
It's easy to go hard. It's hard to go smart.
Erwan Le Corre
You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to
wipe the sweat off of your face.
I was prepared to get the record, and I am disappointed,
though I am happy with winning and the time. I'll get (the record) next time.
Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning,
to love the trail, to love the pace on the track. And if some kid gets really
good at it, that's cool too.
Pat Tyson, Track and Field Coach
The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your
life running up and down the field and never score.
Few things in life match the thrill of a marathon.
Fred Lebow, founder of the New York City Marathon
Well, you can recharge your battery by doing some very positive
things including engaging in stress reducing activities like walking,
running or going for a vigorous swim
Catherine Pulsifer, What We Can Learn From A Dead Battery
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.
I achieved my targets because I knew what I wanted. I knew
why I wanted it; and I knew how much I wanted it.I also stuck to
it when things went wrong, and I wasn't distracted by other things
that came along.
Charlie Spedding, Long Distance Runner