Motivational Quotes For Runners

Motivational Quotes For Runners

motivational quotes for runners

Every runner, without fail, finds themselves up against the “I don’t wannas” at some time or another.  When facing an insurmountable wall of de-motivation, check out these motivational quotes that will inspire you and get your feet on the pavement.
 

“I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than thought.”

– Arthur Blank, co-founder of The Home Depot
 

“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, New York marathon runner
 

“Running isn’t about far you go but how far you’ve come.”

– Bart Yasso, author of My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon
 

“If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort.”

– Dave Weinbaum, writer
 

“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision.”

– Muhammad Ali, heavyweight boxing world champion
 

“I run with my head, my heart and my guts, because physically, I don’t think I have a great deal of talent or ability. I started at the bottom and worked up.”

-Tom Fleming, New York City marathon winner
 

“Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance. You can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet.”

– Doris Brown Heritage, first woman to run sub 5-minute indoor mile
 

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

– Jim Ryan, American athlete and politician
 

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”

– John Bingham, author of No Need for Speed: A Beginner’s Guide to the Joy of Running
 

“The keys to life are running and reading. When you’re running, there’s a little person that talks to you and says, ‘Oh I’m tired. My lung’s about to pop. I’m so hurt. There’s no way I can possibly continue.’ You want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you’re running. You will how to not quit when things get hard in your life…”

– Will Smith, actor and philanthropist

 

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Happy running!
 

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