Top Motivational Quotes for Running

Ever felt the need for an extra push to get out of bed or to put on your running shoes….? Well, there are some days when you might need an extra motivation to get you going. Many of us after starting on a dedicated fitness program like running, loose out in the middle specially due to lack of motivation and eventually loosing interest. Following quotes have been compiled from the people who have been there and done that. Please read through to kick the lazy bug out of you!

“Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It’s the easiest sport.”
— Bill Rodgers, American Marathoner

“If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.”
– Priscilla Welch, Former British Marathon Runner

“I definitely want to show how beautiful the marathon can be. I am the opponent of all those who find the marathon bad: the psychologists, the physiologists, the doubters. I make the marathon beautiful for myself and for others. That’s why I’m here.”  -
  Uta Pippig, Female Long Distance Runner and Marathoner

“We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.” – Emil Zatopek, Olympic Gold Medalist in long distance running

“You only ever grow as a human being if you’re outside your comfort zone.” – Percy Cerutty

“I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart.” – Mike Fanelli, Long Distance Runner

“Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?’” – Peter Maher, Irish-Canadian Olympian and Sub-2:12 marathoner

“Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.”
– PattiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian 

“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.”
— John Bingham, American Marathoner and Author

“When it’s pouring rain and you’re bowling along through the wet, there’s satisfaction in knowing you’re out there and the others aren’t.”
– Peter Snell, Olympic Gold Medalist and Middle-distance runner

“Everyone who has run knows that its most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring.”
– Jimmy Carter, Former President of USA

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

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