20 Motivational Running Quotes

Wikipedia defines running as a method of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot. Running is a type of gait characterized by an aerial phase in which all feet are above the ground. It goes on to say that the term running can refer to any of a variety of speeds ranging from jogging to sprinting.

Different people use running as a form of stress release, some to improve their health and fitness, others to lose weight and at times, to just pass time.

Running is one of the greatest exercises for your cardiovascular system. When your heart is in top notch shape, most diseases, including headaches, colds and even cancer, cannot trouble you. Great sportsmen throughout history have taken up running to keep fit, train their muscles and maintain a healthy weight.

From researches that have been carried out, it’s been discovered that people who exercise regularly are much happier than those who don’t. Just like other forms of exercise, running is known to cure stress and depression.

Running will also clear your mind of all troubling issues. The moment you begin running, all the negative thoughts are cleared from your mind and you automatically begin getting new ideas. Artists have been known to use running for creativity.

Finding the motivation to run can be quite a struggle, especially if you are a first timer, but the first step should always be positive thinking and self-talk. One needs to get rid of all the negative thoughts and keep reminding themselves the ultimate goal that they need to achieve through running. Continuously reminding yourself of your goal and telling yourself that you can do it and that nothing can stop you will eventually change the way you think. Below are a few running quotes from great men and women who believe in the power of running. Remember, you can use these quotes to motivate yourself to run each and every day.

1) Stop wishing!

“Remember, the feeling that you get from running is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running”

Remember, the feeling that you get from running is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running


2) Shed negative energy

“The best way to shed negative energy is by running”

Best way to shed negative energy


3) Day i can’t run

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

Day to run


4) Don’t ask why

“Don’t ask me why i run… Ask yourself why you don’t.”

Don't ask why


5) Just run

“People ask me why i run. I say ‘If you have to ask, you will never understand’. It is something only those select few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but deep down know how it feels”.

ask why i run


6) A long run

“A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything”.

A good laugh


7) What it feels like

“Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit”.

just run


8) More life

“The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life”.

Running obsession


9) Everything seems much better

“Because everything seems so much better after a good run”.

A good Run


10) The greatest metaphor

“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it”. Oprah Winfrey



11) Your greatest runs

“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”. Kara Goucher

Running success


12) Run often

“Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running”. Julie Isphording

Run often


13) Run the day

“Either you run the day or the day runs you”. Jim Rohn

Either you run


14) Born to run

“You were born to run. Maybe not that fast, maybe not that far, maybe not that efficiently as others. But to get up and move, to fire up that entire energy-producing, oxygen-delivering, bone-strengthening process we call running”. Florence Griffith-Jother

Born to run


15) Start somewhere

“Start somewhere today. Don’t put it off. You can do something no matter how ‘small’ you think it is in terms of your long-term goal. Every step you take is one you’ll be thankful for when you get there. Remember: You’re lapping everyone who’s still on the couch”. Caressa Sharp

long term running


16) Real purpose of running

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

real purpose of running


17) Push ourselves

“As a breed, runners are a pretty gutsy bunch. We constantly push ourselves to discover limitations, then push past them”. Bart Yasso

push past


18) Forget you are running

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

Adidas running


19) Change your day

“One run can change your day, many runs an change your life”.

one run


20) Cheaper

“Running, cheaper than therapy”.

running cheaper