Great quotes about running

“You will want to stop. Don’t.”

“The road to athletic greatness is not marked by perfection, but the ability to constantly overcome adversity and failure.”

“If it is important, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”

“It’s supposed to be hard…the hard is what makes it great.”

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

“Nothing is over until you stop trying.”

“Your body drives you to the line, but your mind makes you cross it.”

“Athletes eat and train, they don’t diet and exercise.”

“It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.”

“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 the good ache of muscles that have done me proud.”

“Some days it’s not about health or building muscle. It’s just therapy.”

“If it doesn’t scare you, it isn’t heavy enough.”

“A run begins the moment you forget you are running.”

“I never regret when I do it, but I always regret it when I don’t.”

“Doubt kills more dreams that failure ever will.”

“Oh, you’re sick of me posting my runs on Twitter? Please don’t let my hard work, determination & downright awesomeness interrupt your quality couch time…”

“‘Dead last’ is greater than ‘did not finish’ which trumps ‘did not start.'”

“Don’t stop when you are tired, stop when you are finished.”

“Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days. I run, pound it out on the pavement, channel that energy into my legs, and when I’m done with my run, I’m done with it.”

“Sometimes running sucks. You’re tired. It’s early. It’s cold. You don’t wanna…’til you lace up & remember why you love the run.”

“I don’t run to win races. Nor do I run to get places. I run to escape this world. I run to find peace with myself. I run to feel free. And I run to feel strong.”

“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.”

“There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner.”

“I plan on having such an awesome run, Morgan Freeman should narrate it.”

“That’s the thing about running; your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.”

“Running teaches me that I am capable of so much more than I ever imagined.”

“You will never know your limits unless you push yourself to them.”

“I run because somehow completely exhausting myself is the most relaxing part of my day.”

“I don’t run because I love the feeling of running. I run because it makes me love the feeling of living.”

“There will be a day when I can no longer run. Today is not that day.”

“The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race. It’s to test the limits of the human heart.”

“Even a bad run is better than no run.”

“Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.”

“Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.”

“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.”

“Running is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.”


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