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Top 65 Inspirational Running Quotes (HEALTH)

Top 10 Motivational Running Quotes

“Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive than in a fog, and I believe running helps you do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life.”

Haruki Murakami
It doesn’t matter how fast or how far you’re going. If you’re putting on your shoes and going out for a run, you are a runner, you are in that club. - Kara Goucher
It doesn’t matter how fast or how far you’re going. If you’re putting on your shoes and going out for a run, you are a runner, you are in that club. – Kara Goucher
I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days. - Ronald Rook
I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days. – Ronald Rook
Long distance running is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical. - Rich Davis
Long distance running is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical. – Rich Davis
In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that. - Fred Lebow
In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that. – Fred Lebow

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”

Wilma Rudolph
Every marathon I ran, I knew I had a faster one in me. - Dick Beardsley
Every marathon I ran, I knew I had a faster one in me. – Dick Beardsley
All runners are tough. Everyone has to have a little fire in them, that even in tough times, can’t be turned off. - Shalane Flanagan
All runners are tough. Everyone has to have a little fire in them, that even in tough times, can’t be turned off. – Shalane Flanagan
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. - Oprah Winfrey
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. – Oprah Winfrey
When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore. - Florence Griffin
When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore. – Florence Griffin

2 Running Quotes About Pain

Running a marathon is not a question of whether it will be painful, but when it will be painful. It does help to have a sense of humor, but I’m also respectful of the race. - Will Ferrell
Running a marathon is not a question of whether it will be painful, but when it will be painful. It does help to have a sense of humor, but I’m also respectful of the race. – Will Ferrell
Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to the end. - Kim Cowart
Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to the end. – Kim Cowart

15 Running Quotes that Will Inspire You Be Active and Healthy

“The advice I have for beginners is the same philosophy that I have for runners of all levels of experience and ability: consistency, a sane approach, moderation, and making your running an enjoyable, rather than dreaded, part of your life.”

Bill Rodgers
One run can change your day, many runs can change your life.
One run can change your day, many runs can change your life.
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. - Dean Karnazes
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. – Dean Karnazes

“Running is the quickest endorphin hit I can get. I like to do it really early in the morning, before everyone gets up. It gives me a clear head and sort of resets the clock. It’s like, ‘OK, I got that out of the way. Now I can deal with people.’.”

Julie Bowen
Running is the basis of all the training that I do… it's like an escape. - Ellie Goulding
Running is the basis of all the training that I do… it’s like an escape. – Ellie Goulding
Fast running isn't forced. You have to relax and let the run come out of you. - Desiree Linden
Fast running isn’t forced. You have to relax and let the run come out of you. – Desiree Linden

“There’s a great empowerment that I get from running, not only from the endorphins . . . Being a runner, to me, has made being depressed impossible. If ever I’m going through something emotional and just go outside for a run, you can rest assured that I’ll come back with clarity and empowerment.”

Alanis Morissette
Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle. - Cher
Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle. – Cher
The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. - John Bingham
The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. – John Bingham

“Running is my alone time. I have people around me all the time, all day. The only time I have alone is when I’m running, or when I’m at church. Running’s easier to fit in.”

Mario Lopez

“I like what it does for my mind. If I’ve had a bad day, if I’m feeling stressed out, if I’m feeling overwhelmed — it takes it all away. It’s my antidote for everything. If I feel any sort of emotional upheaval, I go for a jog and I feel better.”

Kelly Ripa

“I love running but I think you have to find a work out routine that really speaks to you beyond trying to get goals for your body. For me, running, I need it as much for my head and to clear my head as I do for keeping in shape.”

Meghan Markle

“I’ve always enjoyed exercise, especially outside, but I always assumed you needed to be a bit more of a fitness fan to go running. A few years or two ago when a friend suggested I give it a go and now I’m hooked! I still love Nordic walking and Pilates, but running is a new addition to my exercise routine and I’m so pleased to have found it.”

Liz Earle
It makes me feel like I can conquer anything that comes at me. I’m never tapped out. I’m never tired around my two kids. I owe a lot of that to running. - Travis Barker
It makes me feel like I can conquer anything that comes at me. I’m never tapped out. I’m never tired around my two kids. I owe a lot of that to running. – Travis Barker
Running is great for your body. It will increase your energy levels and helps you to clear your mind. - Heidi Klum
Running is great for your body. It will increase your energy levels and helps you to clear your mind. – Heidi Klum

8 Wise Running Quotes About Life

“For running, looking around means embracing the process, including the ups and downs on the way. It means the same thing for life. If the goal is just to connect summits, you’ll probably grow to be indifferent about all the time you aren’t on top of a mountain.”

Megan and David Roche
Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see. - Jimmy Buffet
Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see. – Jimmy Buffet

“Running is kind of like coffee. The first time you drink it you might not like it. It’s bitter and leaves a bad taste in your mouth but you kind of like the way it makes you feel. However, after a few times, it starts to taste better and then all of a sudden you’re hooked and it’s the new best part of waking up.”

Amy Hastings
Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness, and self-reliance. - Noel Carroll
Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness, and self-reliance. – Noel Carroll

“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever put my body through, but for me, running is a mental game. I’ve learned that if I can convince myself to just keep putting one foot in front of the other, then I can run as far as I want to.”

Chip Gaines
Of all the sports I’ve tried, some have come and gone but running has always been there for me. It’s the simplest of things to do shove your trainers on and just go. - Mel C, The Spice Girls
Of all the sports I’ve tried, some have come and gone but running has always been there for me. It’s the simplest of things to do: shove your trainers on and just go. – Mel C, The Spice Girls
Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed. - Charles M. Schultz
Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed. – Charles M. Schultz
Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running. - Julie Isphording
Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running. – Julie Isphording

6 Running Quotes for your State of Mind and Creativity

“Running has always been a relief and a sanctuary—something that makes me feel good, both physically and mentally. For me it’s not so much about the health benefits. Those are great, but I believe that the best thing about running is the joy it brings to life.”

Kara Goucher
Something happens to me when I run. People think it’s crazy when I say it. All of my ideas come in when I run. That is my time where it’s just me, where I get to create. - Theo Rossi
Something happens to me when I run. People think it’s crazy when I say it. All of my ideas come in when I run. That is my time where it’s just me, where I get to create. – Theo Rossi
I feel like when I am running, it not only helps change me physically, it also improves my state of mind. - Derek Hough
I feel like when I am running, it not only helps change me physically, it also improves my state of mind. – Derek Hough
Running is my private time, my therapy, my religion. - Gail W. Kislevitz
Running is my private time, my therapy, my religion. – Gail W. Kislevitz
I’m all about breaking mental boundaries, and training for a marathon falls right into the Jedi mind-training I need. - Alicia Keys
I’m all about breaking mental boundaries, and training for a marathon falls right into the Jedi mind-training I need. – Alicia Keys
Running is something you can do and be alone in your thoughts, and I like that. - Carole Radziwill
Running is something you can do and be alone in your thoughts, and I like that. – Carole Radziwill

2 Running Quotes and Music

“I always run without music. Being disconnected is what I’m addicted to more than anything. There aren’t many places where you can be without your phone and computer. I’ve started to crave and enjoy that time alone.”

Christy Turlington

“I never listen to music when I run – I listen to the beat of my heart. I like to feel the blood pumping in my veins. If I’m running for a long time, I take my hydration pack. I like to disappear up a mountain or into the woods and come back two hours later.”

Fred Sirieux

14 Funny Running Quotes

I love running cross country. On a track, I feel like a hamster. - Robin Williams
I love running cross country. On a track, I feel like a hamster. – Robin Williams
Running is a lot like life. Only 10 percent of it is exciting. 90 percent of it is slog and drudge. - Dave Bedford
Running is a lot like life. Only 10 percent of it is exciting. 90 percent of it is slog and drudge. – Dave Bedford
I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street. - Neil Armstrong
I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street. – Neil Armstrong
Run like hell and get the agony over with. - Clarence DeMar
Run like hell and get the agony over with. – Clarence DeMar
Whoever established the high road and how high it should be should be fired. - Sandra Bullock
Whoever established the high road and how high it should be should be fired. – Sandra Bullock
How do you know if someone ran a marathon Don’t worry, they’ll tell you. - Jimmy Fallon
How do you know if someone ran a marathon? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you. – Jimmy Fallon
My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already. - Milton Berle
My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already. – Milton Berle
Don’t be a jogger, they’re the one’s who find dead bodies. - Amanda Brooks
Don’t be a jogger, they’re the one’s who find dead bodies. – Amanda Brooks
I am a running joke. Waking up at 430 am and jogging anywhere from 11 to 23 miles has been nothing short of horrifying. - Ryan Reynolds
I am a running joke. Waking up at 4:30 am and jogging anywhere from 11 to 23 miles has been nothing short of horrifying. – Ryan Reynolds
The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back. - Franklin P. Jones
The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back. – Franklin P. Jones
If you’ve never had a bad day running, you’re probably doing something wrong. If you’ve never had a good day running, you’re definitely doing something wrong. - Mark Remy
If you’ve never had a bad day running, you’re probably doing something wrong. If you’ve never had a good day running, you’re definitely doing something wrong. – Mark Remy
I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty. - Wendy Liebman
I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty. – Wendy Liebman
Step one to running a marathon You run. There is no step two. - Barney Stinson
Step one to running a marathon: You run. There is no step two. – Barney Stinson
There are many challenges to long-distance running, but one of the greatest is the question of where to put one’s house keys. - Gabrielle Zevin
There are many challenges to long-distance running, but one of the greatest is the question of where to put one’s house keys. – Gabrielle Zevin

8 Running Quotes to Ponder

“I really love going places without a map. When I went running in Paris, I headed for a monument or a statue that I could see off in the distance. To get back where I started, I simply used the GPS on my phone.”

Brooklyn Decker
I choose the things that I want to do, and they all revolve around one thing food. Even my running has to do with food. I run to stay in shape so I can eat what I want. - Bobby Flay
I choose the things that I want to do, and they all revolve around one thing: food. Even my running has to do with food. I run to stay in shape so I can eat what I want. – Bobby Flay
Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. - Rudyard Kipling
Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. – Rudyard Kipling
As we run, we become. - Amby Burfoot
As we run, we become. – Amby Burfoot
I run every day. It’s like medicine. - Jennifer Carpenter
I run every day. It’s like medicine. – Jennifer Carpenter
I woke up on my birthday and said, ‘I want to run 10 miles.’ I just wanted to see if I could run double-digit mileage. - Sterling K. Brown
I woke up on my birthday and said, ‘I want to run 10 miles.’ I just wanted to see if I could run double-digit mileage. – Sterling K. Brown
Running has been my main form of exercise. I've been running five or six days a week. I love it. - Natalie Coughlin
Running has been my main form of exercise. I’ve been running five or six days a week. I love it. – Natalie Coughlin
Just running the streets was absolutely everything and more than I possibly expected. - Jennie Finch
Just running the streets was absolutely everything and more than I possibly expected. – Jennie Finch

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