24 Best Motivational Quotes that can help You love Running

Running is an important part of our lives. Once you get to know all the benefits of running, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever stop. Running gives you an almost indescribable feeling of accomplishment and strong relief. This helps you clear your mind and reduces stress.

You may want to try running, but after long hours of work or study, you don’t have enough time to do it, or you may even feel lazy and tired.

You can run if you want, and you can start practicing this sport. It doesn’t take special expertise or the greatest physical condition that many other team sports need. All it takes is to place one foot in front of the other and keep going for a while.

Doing sports, such as running, is a good way to relieve pressure and keep you fit and healthy.

If you feel too lazy to run and don’t have enough energy to do sports, read these motivational quotes that will make you want to run.


“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.” — Dean Karnazes

Running is a sport that can give you strength and a healthy body. But, also it symbolizes your courage to do something and keep going until you reach the finish line. You should try running, as long as you still have the energy in your body. When you grow older, you can easily get tired, and you won’t have a chance to try this sport.


“Running isn’t a sport for pretty boys. Running is all about having the desire to train and persevere until every fiber in your legs, mind, and heart is turned to steel. And when you’ve finally forged hard enough, you will have become the best runner you can be. And that’s all that you can ask for.” — Paul Maurer

It’s about the sweat in your hair and the blisters on your legs. It’s the dried blood on your face and the vomit in your intestine. It’s about getting out the door and running when the rest of the world only dreams of having the passion that you need to live each and every day. It’s about being on a lonely road and running like a champion even when there isn’t a single soul in sight to cheer you on.


“For me, running is both exercise and a metaphor. Running day after day, piling up the races, bit by bit I raise the bar, and by clearing each level I elevate myself.” — Haruki Murakami

When you run, not only do you exercise, but you also elevate yourself and become a better man. Because of the races you’ve done, you continue to get better as the days go by.


“Running! If there’s any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be. In running the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms.” — Joyce Carol Oates

You can feel excitement and satisfaction when you run. It refreshes your mind and drives your worries away from you.


“I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.” — Dean Karnazes

You need to run so you can be more responsible and aware of your body. If you don’t do something that can nourish your strength, you won’t able to escape your lazy behavior. Start running now, and enjoy the breeze outside your home.


“All I do is keep on running in my own cozy, homemade void, my own nostalgic silence. And this is a pretty wonderful thing. No matter what anybody else says.” — Haruki Murakami

You don’t need to go to someplace far away just to go running; you can use your own space and enjoy every steps, hop, and jog you made.


“There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.” – – Kristin Armstrong

You might not know, but running is an integral part of your body, your mind, and your soul. Through running, you can have a flexible body, clear mind and a happy soul.


“Running is real and relatively simple, but it ain’t easy.” — Mark Will Weber

It’s not easy if you do not put your heart and mind into it. Running requires determination to wake up from your bed, step out in the early morning breeze, and make yourself comfortable with the rhythm of your every step. It also requires hard work to run as much as you can.


“How to run an ultramarathon? Puff out your chest, put one foot in front of the other, and don’t stop till you cross the finish line.” — Dean Karnazes

Sometimes, you need to set a certain target every morning. Start your day by running to have a more productive day ahead of you.


“Try jogging when following your heart, it’s healthier” — Benny Bellamacina

You should not run if you don’t want to. You should do it by your own will. If you sweat, get tired and get hurt, you won’t blame the art of running.


“What I’ve learned from running is that the time to push hard is when you’re hurting like crazy and you want to give up. Success is often just around the corner.” — James Dyson

Running will make you go further, keep trying harder, and patiently wait until the end of your journey.


“Every run is a work of art, a drawing on each day’s canvas. Some runs are shouts and some runs are whispers. Some runs are eulogies and others celebrations.” — Dagny Scott Barrio

You can express your feelings and emotions through running. Sometimes, you just need to run so you can get rid of the burdens you have in your life.


“Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.” — Charles M. Schulz

It’s good to be healthy, so running can make you feel that way. Nature also needs you to accompany it. The rhythm from your foot makes the ground alive.


“The pain of running relieves the pain of living.” — Jacqueline Simon Gunn

Take a minute to relieve the pain you’re feeling. The pain from running will make you feel wonderful.


“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 Samuelo

All you need on your bad days is to run through the peaceful alley. You can get away from torturing your mind and eventually you can make wise decisions to make your day complete.


“Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days.” — Rob Haneisen

You can be yourself when you run alone. Your mind is working, your body keeps moving, and your heart is beating.


“Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible. Nothing unattainable.” — Kara Goucher

When you run, you can think in a positive way. You can do all things with greatness.


“Good health, peace of mind, being outdoors, camaraderie: those are all wonderful things that come to you when running. But for me, the real pull of running—the proverbial icing on the cake—has always been racing.”Bill Rodgers

Running keeps you in shape. It is also the best way to keep you motivated to pursue your dreams. It’s like moving forward even in a painful situation.


“I think I get addicted to the feelings associated with the end of a long run. I love feeling empty, clean, worn out, and sweat-purged. I love that good ache of the muscles that have done me proud.” — Kristin Armstrong

You can get addicted to the pain you feel while running. You will feel accomplished and refreshed after a long run.


“The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race. It’s to test the limits of the human heart.”Bill Bowerman

You can test your courage by simply running. You can realize a lot of things and uncover the deepest desires that lie within your heart.


“Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.”Julie Isphording

Even if you love running, you should remember that what matters most is that you’re enjoying what you do. Run freely without hesitation.


“As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are.” — Joan Samuelson

Running is not just sport; it’s a lifestyle. Through running, you can express who you are, because when you run, no one can chase you out, no one can judge you, because you freely pass everyone you see.


“In short, running can change your outlook on life and make a new person out of you.” — Marc Bloom

When you run, you can realize lot of great things. You can think of more possibilities and overcome all the obstacles you are facing. You can have a deep perception in life. So run as if you are looking for a better life.


“Running gives freedom. When you run you can determine your own tempo. You can choose your own course and think whatever you want. Nobody tells you what to do.” — Nina Kuscik

You can have your own rules when you run. Nobody will tell you what to do. You can choose where you go and who you want to be. Express yourself by running!


Final thought:

Running is a beneficial exercise that you can do quickly. You don’t need any equipment; you don’t need to pay anything. You can just walk out of your house, take a step, and follow the rhythm.

You need to start running now if you want to start building muscles and strength. You can be whoever you are, you can go wherever you want, and you can be with someone you love or by yourself. Running doesn’t require any rules to follow. You can make your own rules when you run. You can deeply appreciate the essence of life and free your mind from any worries.

Run with joy, with a carefree mind and a peaceful heart.I hope you’ll be inspired by these motivational quotes to begin your day with an enthusiastic RUN!

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Shangfu Longhttps://motivation2life.com/
Founder of motivation2life.com: I'd like to write about the motivational stuffs and believe that it will help people better.

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