Motivational Quotes For Running


as runners, sometimes we need a little extra push.

Admittedly, I go through periods where I struggle to get out the door to run.

In a recent post, “How To Talk Yourself Into Running… When You Really Don’t Want To“, I addressed this very topic!

If you haven’t read it, you definitely should.

It’s a good one!

[Patting myself on the back]

Another tactic that I didn’t mention in that post is to use a personal mantra or quote to help light that fire.

Here are a few of my favorite running quotes, hopefully they will help you stay motivated when you need it most…

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens

“Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you’re young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don’t let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.” – John Bingham

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The Power of a Great Running Mantra


According to Runner’s World, “To achieve your running goals, powerful legs and big lungs aren’t enough—you also need a strong head.”

And a good running mantra!

The Sanskrit word “mantra” literally means “instrument for thinking.”

Mantras have been used to focus the mind in meditation and can help you stay on “track” when the “road” (pun intended) gets tough.

It can be used any where: during the last few miles of a race, a particularly challenging hill repeat, or even during a long run. Continue reading