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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