Inspirational Quotes

Train Insane

Don’t dream of winning, train for it!

Mo Farah, Olympic long-distance runner

Therapy

Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days…I run, pound it out on the pavement, channel that energy into my legs, and when I’m done with my run, I’m done with it.

Rob Haneisen, runner

Nothing is Impossible

Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible. Nothing unattainable.

Kara Goucher, Olympic long-distance runner

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to the end.

Kim Cowart, runner and journalist

Back to the Beginning

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, international track star

Run for Joy

Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.

Julie Isphording, former Olympic runner

It Gets Easier

What seems hard now will one day be your warm-up.

Unknown

Never Give Up

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.

Dean Karnazes, ultramarathon runner

Run for Life

If you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your life, become a runner.

Unknown

Magic

Our running shoes have magic in them. The power to transform a bad day into a good day; frustration into speed; self-doubt into confidence; chocolate cake into muscle.

Mina Samuels, author of Run Like a Girl

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