Quotes About Running

Healthy Inspiration for Body and Soul

Putting this list of quotes about running together was a lot of fun for me and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. While I was compiling this list I could clearly see why I enjoy running so much. It's a big part of my life and produces such positive results... physically, mentally, and emotionally.

A healthy lifestyle can add years to your life and erase years
from your appearance... and
you can quote me on that...

inspirational fitness quotes

Kim (50 year old married fitness enthusiast and mother of two college age kids)

My Favorite Quotes About Running

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

“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare” ~ Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner

“In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.” ~ Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder

“Ask yourself: Can I give more?’. The answer is usually: Yes’.” ~ Paul Tergat, Kenyan marathoner

“Running is about finding your inner peace, and so is a life well lived.” ~ Dean Karnazes

“Out on the roads there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be.” ~ Dr. George Sheehan

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

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ~ William Faulkner

“What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the day gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate.” ~ John Bingham

“The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.” ~ Martin Mull

“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 self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.” ~ Steve Prefontaine

“Theres no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.” ~ Bill Bowerman

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back.” ~ Irish Proverb


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