Motivating Running Quotes for the New Year

As Runners, we have a lot of time to think and reflect about why we run.  At some point during the run, one may question why I do run and wonder if  they should continue to carry on to reach the finishing line. When that time comes, It helps to  remember one of these motivational running quotes. (:

Most people run a race to see who is the fastest.  I run a race to see who has the most Guts.
- Steve Prefontaine

If God invented Marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the Triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
- P.Z. Pearce

Everyone who has run knows that it’s most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring.
- Jimmy Carter

Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.
- Unknown

“Frustration is the first step towards improvement. I have no incentive to improve if I’m content with what I can do and if I’m completely satisfied with my pace, distance and form as a runner. It’s only when I face frustration and use it to fuel my dedication that I feel myself moving forwards.”
- John Bingham

“Running is one the best solutions to a clear mind.”
-Sasha Azevedo

“Running helps me stay on an even keel and in an optimistic frame of mind.”
- Bill Clinton

“Learn to run when feeling the pain: then push harder.”
- William Sigei

“Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’. The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.”
-  Paul Tergat

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.”
- Steve Prefontaine

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

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

“You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.”
- Frank Shorter

“We can’t all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.”
- Will Rogers

What is your Motivation to RUN? Leave a comment…

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