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900 Inspirational Quotes For Marathon Runners (2023)

1. “Running is something you can do and be alone in your thoughts, and I like that.” — Carole Radziwill


2. “It makes me feel like I can conquer anything that comes at me. I’m never tapped out. I’m never tired around my two kids. I owe a lot of that to running.” ~ Travis Barker


3. “You would run much slower if you were dragging something behind you, like a knapsack or a sheriff.” – Lemony Snicket


4. “Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton


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


6. “Tension, in the long run, is a more dangerous force than any feud known to man. ” – Criss Jami


7. “The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.”


8. “Fast running isn’t forced. You have to relax and let the run come out of you.” ~ Desiree Linden


9. “Aiming for the marathon is a task of sorts which can include terrific highs and lows.” -Bill Rodgers.


10. “I am a running joke. Waking up at 4:30 am and jogging anywhere from 11 to 23 miles has been nothing short of horrifying. ” — Ryan Reynolds


11. “If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences. ” – Criss Jami


12. “A 12 minute mile is just as far as a 6 minute mile.” – Unknown Runner


13. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”~ T.S. Elliot


14. “Running has been my main form of exercise. I’ve been running five or six days a week. I love it.” ~ Natalie Coughlin


15. “The strength within yourself is what you gotta have – find it, and you will succeed.” – Johnny Pesky


16. “I’m all about breaking mental boundaries, and training for a marathon falls right into the Jedi mind-training I need. — Alicia Keys


17. “I'll be happy if running and I can grow old together.” – Haruki Murakami


18. “Run! Life’s too short to walk. Unless you don’t know where you’re running to, then move very slowly.”~ Neil A. Hogan


19. “As we run, we become. ” —Amby Burfoot


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21. “You are truly your own hero in running. It is up to you to have the responsibility and self-discipline to get the job done.” – Adam Goucher


22. “If you still look cute after running, you didn’t go hard enough.” ~ Anonymous


23. “Run like hell and get the agony over with. ” – Clarence DeMar


24. Things that hurt, instruct. — Benjamin Franklin


25. “Never underestimate the power that one good workout can have on your mind. Keeping the dream alive is half the battle.” ~ Kara Goucher


26. There are many challenges to long-distance running, but one of the greatest is the question of where to put one’s house keys. — Gabrielle Zevin


27. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


28. “You can’t be miserable when you’re running. It’s such a simple and pure way to feel alive. ”― Veronica Rossi


29. “If you start to feel good during an ultra, don’t worry, you will get over it.” – Gene Thibeault


30. “Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts. ” ― Steve Prefontaine


31. “There’s always something new to learn, discover, and achieve in the world of running.” – Unknown


32. “Success does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi


33. “Running is in my blood – the adrenaline flows before the races, the love/hate of butterflies in your stomach.” – Marcus O'Sullivan


34. “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter


35. “You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back. ”—Steve Prefontaine


36. Run like hell and get the agony over with. — Clarence DeMar


37. “The freedom of Cross Country is so primitive. It’s woman vs. nature. ” ― Lynn Jennings


38. “The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back.” ~ Franklin P. Jones


39. “To finish will leave you feeling like a champion and positively change your life. ”


40. “Run when you’re sad, run when you’re happy, run when you’re angry. Running has the power to heal and transform.” – Unknown


41. “Running is a form of practiced stoicism. It means teaching your brain and body to be biochemically comfortable in a state of disrepair.”~ Matthew Inman


42. You Can Do It


43. “If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail.” – Mark Spitz


44. Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle. — Cher


45. Learn How to Lose


46. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”


47. “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


48. “There are no shortcuts in marathoning, so anyone who is a marathoner has worked hard.” -Jeffrey Horowitz


49. “My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy. ” – John Bryant


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


51. “I like trails more than roads. I’ve jumped over my share of rattlesnakes. I’ve seen mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, skunks, hawks.” ~ Reggie Miller


52. No marathon gets easier later. The halfway point only marks the end of the beginning.


53. “Step one to running a marathon: You run. There is no step two. ” — Barney Stinson


54. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt


55. “It’s amazing how the same pace in practice can feel so much harder than on race day. Stay confident. Trust the process.”


56. “I love running cross country. On a track, I feel like a hamster.” ~ Robin Williams


57. “Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’ The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.” – Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner


58. “Today, I run for pure, absolute joy. ”― Lopez Lomong


59. “The only way for you to keep your mind straight is to run from those who would confuse you. ” – Kristin Cashore


60. “You are truly your own hero in running. It is up to you to have the responsibility and self-discipline to get the job done.”


61. Every marathon I ran, I knew I had a faster one in me. — Dick Beardsley


62. “Don't get disheartened one mile into a marathon.”


63. “Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness, and self-reliance. ” – Noel Carroll


64. “My feet have several thousand meetings scheduled with the dirt on a trail not far from here. Who am I to keep them waiting? Time to run. ” ― Jeb Dickerson


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


66. “You don’t have to go fast; you just have to go.” – Unknown


67. “Run like you stole something.” – Unknown Runner


68. “I run when I need my head cleared,” – Emily Blunt


69. “There are many challenges to long distance running, but one of the greatest is the question of where to put one’s house keys.” – Gabrielle Zevin


70. “Life is short. Running makes it seem longer.” – Baron Hansen


71. “There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have.” – Unknown


72. “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 Benoit Samuelson


73. “Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.” – Unknown Runner


74. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy… I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” ~ Art Williams


75. “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 Benoit Samuelson


76. “When push comes to shove, I’m going to figure out some doors need to be pulled to be opened. I like to walk into places like a duck that's just finished running a marathon.”


77. “What's the difference between running shoes and dancing shoes? Nothing, if you find a song that's 26.2 miles long.”


78. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”~ Eleanor Roosevelt


79. “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” —Max Depree


80. “There will come a day when I can no longer run. Today is not that day.” – Unknown


81. “The marathon is an opportunity for redemption. Opportunity, because the outcome is uncertain. Opportunity, because it is up to you, and only you, to make it happen.”


82. “I didn’t feel like running today, which is exactly why I went.”


83. “The journey of entrepreneurship is not a sprint, it's a marathon. Success comes to those who can maintain their focus and determination over the long haul.”


84. “It’s not so much that I began to run, but that I continued. ” – Hal Higdon


85. “The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” – Swati Sharma


86. “Of all the sports I’ve tried, some have come and gone but running has always been there for me. It’s the simplest of things to do: shove your trainers on and just go.” ~ Mel C


87. “That’s the beauty and the horror of the marathon, that it has that sense of, ‘Am I going too fast? Could I blow up? Am I gonna hit the wall?’ And there’s something about overcoming that.” -Ryan Lamppa


88. “Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first. ” — Unknown


89. “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


90. “Get going … walk if you have to but finish the damned race. ” – Ron Hill


91. “We run when we’re scared, we run when we’re ecstatic, we run away from our problems and run around for a good time.” – Christopher McDougall


92. “The only failure is not to try.” ~ George Clooney


93. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” — Aristotle


94. “As athletes we have ups and downs. Unfortunately, you can’t pick the days they come on.” – Leena Kastor


95. “Coming back to running after a few weeks off is really tough. It’s humbling. Nothing wrong with a large dose of humility.” ~ Davina McCall


96. “Running strengthens self-motivation. ”― Tumpal Sihombing


97. Be the Best Runner You Can Be


98. “Doesn’t matter how fast you cross the finish line if you’re running the wrong race. ”― Richie Norton


99. “If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them. ” – Christopher McDougall


100. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius


101. “Children run everywhere for a reason – it’s fun. Grown-ups can forget that sometimes.”~ Jim Butcher


102. Embrace the Ups…and Downs


103. Marathon Training Plans


104. “Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.” ~ Jimmy Buffett


105. Endurance Grounds You


106. “Just because your muscles start to protest doesn’t mean you have to listen.” – from the “Runner's High” Day-to-Day Calendar


107. “Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually pain passes and the flow returns. It’s part of racing.” – Frank Shorter


108. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


109. “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” – William Arthur Ward


110. “Run in places you love with people you like. Enjoying your surroundings and training partners will strengthen your commitment to running and bring out the best in you. ” — Deena Kastor


111. “Whoever established the high road and how high it should be should be fired.” ~ Sandra Bullock


112. “I choose the things that I want to do, and they all revolve around one thing: food. Even my running has to do with food. I run to stay in shape so I can eat what I want. ” — Bobby Flay


113. “Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will. Feel the fear and do it anyway!” – Unknown Runner


114. “Fear is a very explosive emotion, but it has a short life span. It’s the sprint. The marathon is hope.” -Mike Huckabee


115. “Someone who is busier than you is running right now.” ~ Nike


116. “Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” ~ Steve Jobs


117. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.” – Mark Twain


118. “Running gave me a focus to start looking after myself, to eat properly, and focus on building up my strength. ” — Amanda Burton


119. Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running. — Julie Isphording


120. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb


121. “We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens


122. “Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.” ~Emma Donoghue


123. “A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they're capable of understanding.” – Steve Prefontaine


124. Couch To 5k + Plan


125. “If you want to run, then run a mile. If you want to experience another life, run a marathon.” – Emil Zatopek


126. “Never be afraid to try something new in your running journey. You might just find your new passion.” – Unknown


127. “The marathon can humble you.” ~ Bill Rodgers


128. “Running is real and relatively simple… but it ain’t easy. ” – Mark Will-Weber


129. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”


130. “I’m always nervous. If I wasn’t nervous, it would be weird. I get the same feeling at all the big races. It’s part of the routine, and I accept it. It means I’m there and I’m ready. ”—Allyson Felix


131. As we run, we become. — Amby Burfoot


132. “The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life. ” – George Sheehan


133. “Running teaches us to keep moving forward, one step at a time, especially in the most painful moments.” – Unknown Runner


134. “I run every day. It’s like medicine. ” — Jennifer Carpenter


135. “If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” -Kathrine Switzer, women’s marathoning pioneer


136. “Be so good they can't ignore you. ” — Steve Martin


137. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Nike advert


138. “It’s not so much that I began to run, but that I continued.” ~ Hal Higdon


139. “We all have bad days and bad workouts, when running gets ugly, when split times seem slow, when you wonder why you started. It will pass.” – Hal Higdon


140. “Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don't have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.” – Amy Burfoot


141. Running Helps You Live Life to the Fullest


142. Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’ The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.”


143. “In the midst of an ordinary training day, I try to remind myself that I am preparing for the extraordinary.” – Shalane Flanagan


144. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy… I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” –Art Williams


145. “You didn’t come this far to only get this far.” – Unknown


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


147. “Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.”


148. “If the sun comes up, I have a chance.” ~ Venus Williams


149. “I believe you’ll develop speed via strength work which includes hill running, either repeats, or running hilly courses as the Kenyans do on a steady basis.” –Bill Rodgers


150. “Run the first two-thirds of the race with your head and the last third with your heart.” – Unknown Runner


151. “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 Barrios


152. “Run! Life’s too short to walk. Unless you don’t know where you’re running to, then move very slowly. ”― Neil A. Hogan


153. “My body is sore. I’m not very good at the sport called Sleeping. Like a waddling duck is to a marathon runner, so I am to a kitten. I need to practice more, maybe multiple times a day.”


154. “Every marathon I ran, I knew I had a faster one in me.” ~ Dick Beardsley


155. “The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat. ” – Bill Squires


156. “The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” – Steve Young


157. “Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.” ~ Sarah Condor


158. “Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running. ” – Sarah Condor


159. “Every run is a chance to discover new strengths, overcome challenges, and celebrate victories.” – Unknown


160. “If running is difficult, run more. This lesson applies to anything.”


161. It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect. It’s easy to understand how people replace addiction with exercise. — Eminem


162. “You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.”– Homer Rice


163. “He has so little energy in his body that he can only walk to the bathroom on the other side of the hallway twice a day.


164. “The real marathon is never the race, but the preparation leading up to it.” – John Hanc


165. “A marathon is like life with its ups and downs, but once you have done it, you feel that you can do anything.” -Unknown


166. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle


167. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali


168. “You should run your first marathon for the right reasons because you’ll never be the same person again. You must want to do it, not do it because your boss did it or your spouse did it. ”


169. “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.”


170. “Nothing hurts more but is so rewarding at the same time.” -Sandy Zanch


171. “The beauty of running is that it’s a constant reminder of the amazing things our bodies are capable of.” – Unknown


172. “As we run, we become.” ~ Amby Burfoot


173. Accept Pain as Part of Life


174. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.” – Bill Bowerman


175. “But I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.” Meb Keflezighi


176. “Believe in yourself, and you can achieve anything.” – Kara Goucher


177. “There is a moment in every race. A moment where you can either quit, fold, or say to yourself, ‘I can do this.'” -Gatorade Ad.


178. “Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.” – Doug Larson


179. The more you frame the marathon as a stressful experience, the more negative messages you'll receive. But it's just as easy to frame it as a positively challenging journey.


180. “Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.” – Jimmy Buffett


181. “Few things in life match the thrill of a marathon.” – Fred Lebow


182. “To finish will leave you feeling like a champion and positively change your life.” -Jeff Galloway


183. “No marathon gets easier later. The halfway point only marks the end of the beginning.” -Joe Henderson.


184. “It’s a treat being a runner, out in the world by yourself with not a soul to make you bad-tempered or tell you what to do. ” – Alan Sillitoe


185. “Most of us have enough areas in our lives where we have to meet others’ expectations. Let your running be about your own hopes and dreams.” Meb Keflezighi


186. “Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.”


187. Aiming for the marathon is a task of sorts which can include terrific highs and lows.


188. “It’s not so much that I began to run, but that I continued.” – Hal Higdon


189. “Finishing a marathon is a state of mind that says anything is possible.”-Unknown


190. Running is the basis of all the training that I do...it's like an escape. — Ellie Goulding


191. “The freedom of Cross Country is so primitive. It’s woman vs. nature.” ― Lynn Jennings


192. “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.” – William James


193. “The marathon never ceases to be a race of joy, a race of wonder.” -Hal Higdon.


194. “One skill that separates good from almost-good runners is an ability to concentrate for an entire race, whether it is a mile or a marathon.” – Kara Goucher


195. “Everything you wanted to know about yourself, you can learn in 26.2 miles.” -Lori Culnane


196. “.... the last leg of marathon is always most trying and testing ....”


197. A Minute Isn’t a Long Time


198. “A runner must run with dreams in his heart.” ~ Emil Zatopek


199. How do you know if someone ran a marathon? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you. — Jimmy Fallon


200. “When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time.” -Haile Gebrselassie


201. “I go for a three-mile run every morning,” – Victoria Beckham


202. “If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” – Kathrine Switzer


203. “Don’t fear moving slowly forward…fear standing still.” ~ Kathleen Harris


204. “Run like you stole something” – Unknown


205. “Never underestimate the power that one good workout can have on your mind. Keeping the dream alive is half the battle. ” – Kara Goucher


206. “I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.” – Bart Yasso


207. “Running has taught me, perhaps more than anything else, that there’s no reason to fear starting lines—or other new beginnings. ” – Amby Burfoot


208. “Your goal is simple: Finish. Experience your first race, don’t race it.” – Bob Glover


209. “Tough runs don’t last; tough runners do.” – Unknown Runner


210. “If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them.” ~ Christopher McDougall


211. “Now I really enjoy running,” – Bear Grylls


212. “In any race, when the first half is all about pacing, the second half will be about passing.” – Hayden Shearman


213. “Don’t fear moving slowly forward…fear standing still. ” – Kathleen Harris


214. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson


215. “I’ve learned that it’s what you do with the miles, rather than how many you’ve run” – Rod DeHaven


216. “In the marathon, anything can happen. Your body can argue that it wants to stop, but your mind has to convince it to keep going.” – Cathy O’Brien


217. “After all, if you run far enough, no one can catch you.” ~ V.E. Schwab


218. “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


219. “Running is great for your body. It will increase your energy levels and helps you to clear your mind.” ~ Heidi Klum


220. “A short run is better than no run. ” —Unknown


221. Exercise is so amazing from the inside out. I feel so alive and have so much energy. — Vanessa Hudgens


222. “Racing is an escape from society. From symbols of status, and self-perception. A chance to just be. For everyone to just be, with each other.” – Erin Beresini


223. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” – Aristotle


224. “You are truly your own hero in running. It is up to you to have the responsibility and self–discipline to get the job done.” – Adam Goucher


225. “Exercise is so amazing from the inside out. I feel so alive and have so much energy.” ~ Vanessa Hudgens


226. “A runner must run with dreams in his heart.” – Emil Zatopek


227. “Running releases more than just sweat.” – Asics


228. “I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.”


229. “Running has never failed to give me great end results, and that’s why I keep coming back for more!” ― Sasha Azevedo


230. “You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.” -Frank Shorter.


231. “It is better, I think, to begin easily and get your running to be smooth and relaxed and then to go faster and faster. ” ― Henry Rono


232. “The marathon can humble you.” – Bill Rodgers


233. “If you don’t think you were born to run you’re not only denying history. You’re denying who you are. ” – Christopher McDougall


234. “If I continue to set goals and accomplish those goals, that means I’m doing something right. — Kevin Hart


235. “Why race? The need to be tested, perhaps; the need to take risks; and the chance to be number one.” – George Sheehan


236. Marathoning is like cutting yourself unexpectedly. You dip into the pain so gradually that the damage is done before you are aware of it. Unfortunately, when the awareness comes, it is excruciating.


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


238. “I would love for everybody in this country to run one marathon a year.” -Gary Muhrcke


239. “When you feel life’s slow, run !”― Tumpal Sihombing


240. “Two joggers passed, shoes cheerfully slapping against the pavement.” ~ Sara Shepard


241. “I breathe in strength and breathe out weakness. ” –Amy Hastings Cragg, quoting her mantra during marathons


242. “Never underestimate the power that one good workout can have on your mind. Keeping the dream alive is half the battle.” – Kara Goucher


243. “Mindful running is the medicine which throws out all the negativity from mind and body. ” — Invajy


244. “A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.” – Unknown


245. “There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner.” ~ Dean Karnazes


246. “I’m tired. It’s too hot. It’s raining. It’s too late. It’s too cold. Let’s go.”


247. “If we had a drug that did what exercise did, it would be the biggest revolution ever and would be promoted all over the world. And all you have to do is go out for a run.”- Greg Wells, Ph.D


248. It's an acquired skill, being able to discuss your love life, children, and friends, all while you're running! But we have mastered it. — Reese Witherspoon


249. “Only after a marathon can I say I have given everything. Because of the enormity of the attempt, the cleansing of the pain, I can sit, even stiff and blistered, and know a kind of peace. “


250. “I can't imagine living and not running.” – Paula Radcliffe


251. There is a moment in every race. A moment where you can either quit, fold, or say to yourself, 'I can do this.'


252. “If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” – Ronnie Lott


253. “It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect. It’s easy to understand how people replace addiction with exercise.” ~ Eminem


254. “The marathon is an opportunity for redemption. Opportunity, because the outcome is uncertain. Opportunity, because it is up to you, and only you, to make it happen. -Dean Karnazes


255. “It's amazing how the same pace in practice can feel so much harder than on race day. Stay confident. Trust the process.” – Sara Hall


256. “Ask nothing from your running, in other words, and you’ll get more than you ever imagined. ” ― Christopher McDougall


257. “Running isn’t a sport for pretty boys…It’s about the sweat in your hair and the blisters on your feet. It’s the frozen spit on your chin and the nausea in your gut.


258. “Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine.” – John Trautmann


259. “Motivation remains key to the marathon: the motivation to begin; the motivation to continue; the motivation never to quit.”-Hal Higdon, running coach


260. “Don’t dream of winning, train for it!” ~ Mo Farah


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


262. “There are no shortcuts in marathoning, so anyone who is a marathoner has worked hard. ”


263. “You can alter mood by running.”~ Tumpal Sihombing


264. “Running is the basis of all the training that I do…it’s like an escape.” ~ Ellie Goulding


265. “Forever is composed of nows.”


266. “Running a marathon is not a question of whether it will be painful, but when it will be painful. It does help to have a sense of humor, but I’m also respectful of the race. ” — Will Ferrell


267. “It started to become what I looked forward to most; it was the only time I got to be in my own head. — Rob Riggle


268. “It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.” – Emil Zatopek


269. Learn to run when feeling the pain: then push harder.


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


271. “If you start dreaming you are not running fast enough. ”― Jacob Vermeire


272. “Running is my private time, my therapy, my religion. ” – Gail W. Kislevitz


273. “While you, and only you, can move your legs from start to finish, no one runs a marathon alone. ”


274. “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.” – Jerry Dunn


275. “The sharpest minds often ruin their lives by overthinking the next step, while the dull win the race with eyes closed. ” – Bethany Brookbank


276. “If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it. ” ― Michael Jordan


277. “My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already. ” ― Milton Berle


278. “They don’t give you gold medals for beating somebody. They give you gold medals for beating everybody.” -Michael Johnson


279. Like the marathon, life can sometimes be difficult, challenging, and present obstacles, however, if you believe in your dreams and never ever give up, things will turn out for the best.


280. “After all, if you run far enough, no one can catch you.” ― V.E. Schwab


281. “The voice in your head that says that you can’t do this is a liar.” – Unknown Runner


282. “Life is like a marathon. It’s full of ups and down that take your breath away. ”


283. “If you don’t think you were born to run you’re not only denying history. You’re denying who you are.” ~ Christopher McDougall


284. “Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness, and self-reliance. ” — Noel Carroll


285. “A lot of people run a race to see who’s the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts.” ~ Steve Prefontaine


286. “I like trails more than roads. I’ve jumped over my share of rattlesnakes. I’ve seen mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, skunks, hawks. ” — Reggie Miller


287. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ”Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. ” – Muhammad Ali


288. “The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.” – Erma Bombeck


289. “The body achieves what the mind believes.”


290. “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.”


291. “If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” ~ Kathrine Switzer


292. “Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually pain passes and the flow returns. It’s part of racing. ” ― Frank Shorter


293. “Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine.” ~ John Trautmann


294. “I woke up on my birthday and said, ‘I want to run 10 miles.’ I just wanted to see if I could run double-digit mileage.” ~ Sterling K. Brown


295. “The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.” – Juma Ikangaa


296. “Running became the one event in my daily life that I looked forward to. Books and movies paled in comparison to the refuge of my feet slapping patiently in the fresh morning air” ~ Kate Kinsey


297. “When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time. ”


298. “Most runners hope running will always be a part of their lives. I’ll be happy if running and I can grow old together.” – Haruki Murakami


299. “I always loved running…. It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power. ” ― Jesse Owens


300. “Anyone can star a marathon. Only the strongest will finish it, even after they fall.”


301. “The secret to a long and healthy life is to be stress-free. Be grateful for everything you have, stay away from people who are negative stay smiling, and keep running.” – Fauja Singh


302. “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” – Henry Ford


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


304. “The understanding of the universe is equivalent to running a marathon. By the time humanity reaches extinction, we would have not even crossed the first few meters.”


305. “Today is a new day, a new run, and a new opportunity to become the best runner you can be.” – Unknown


306. “That's the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” – Kara Goucher


307. “Different people have different reasons for racing, but one is simply the incentive to get out and run, increase mileage and feel good.” ~ Hal Higdon


308. “If you’ve never had a bad day running, you’re probably doing something wrong. If you’ve never had a good day running, you’re definitely doing something wrong.”~ Mark Remy


309. “It’s hard to explain to someone who doesn’t run why one of my goals is to suffer a little.”


310. “It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee


311. “The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare. ”— Juma Ikangaa


312. “You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.” ~ Steve Prefontaine


313. “Life equals running and when we stop running maybe that’s how we’ll know life is finally finished.” – Patrick Ness


314. “We can’t all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. ” — Will Rogers


315. “Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.” – Tim Noakes


316. “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


317. “Running is a simple activity. Just lace up your shoes and go, one step at a time, like each breath. ”― Adharanand Finn


318. “It doesn’t matter how fast or how far you’re going. If you’re putting on your shoes and going out for a run, you are a runner, you are in that club.”


319. “You can keep going and your legs might hurt for a week, or you can quit and your mind will hurt for a lifetime.” -Mark Allen


320. “But I also realize that winning doesn't always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.”


321. “After all, if you run far enough, no one can catch you. ” ― V. E. Schwab


322. “There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighbors you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open. ” – NIKE


323. “Once I’m awake, I’m awake, which helps when you have to run in the mornings. ” — Kai Ryssdal


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


325. “The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” – Paolo Coelho


326. “Running is something you can do and be alone in your thoughts, and I like that.” ~ Carole Radziwill


327. “The more you explore the world of running, the more you realize how truly limitless it is.” – Unknown


328. ““My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.” – John Bryant


329. “Running helps me stay on an even keel and in an optimistic frame of mind. ” — William J. Clinton


330. “I run every day. It’s like medicine.” ~ Jennifer Carpenter


331. “You would run much slower if you were dragging something behind you, like a knapsack or a sheriff.” ~ Lemony Snicket


332. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor


333. “Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.” – Sarah Condor


334. “Climb mountains, not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.”


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


336. “The only bad run is the one you didn’t do.” – Unknown


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


338. “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


339. “Running is a lot like life. Only 10 percent of it is exciting. 90 percent of it is slog and drudge. ” — Dave Bedford


340. “The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back. ” —Franklin P. Jones


341. “Clear your mind of can’t.” – Samuel Johnson


342. “It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.” Brooks Johnson


343. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~ Confucius


344. “There is nothing so momentary as a sporting achievement, and nothing so lasting as the memory of it.” – Greg Dening


345. Just keep moving. Someone said this to me a long time ago. It's a Buddhist saying, I think: 'There is no wasted effort.' — Lauren Graham


346. “Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track. And if some kid gets really good at it, that’s cool too. ” ― Pat Tyson


347. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”


348. “…For me there has always been a place to go and a terrible urgency to get there.”


349. “Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. ” ― Haruki Murakami


350. “As we run, we become. ” – Amby Burfoot


351. “Every race proves a new opportunity to educate myself about what it means to be a runner and what it means to run. ”― Jill Grunenwald


352. “The best runs are the ones where you forget you’re running.” – Unknown


353. “Life equals running and when we stop running maybe that’s how we’ll know life is finally finished.” ~ Patrick Ness


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


355. “He taught me to run high on my toes. I will always remember his words: run proud & remember you are alive. ”― Brian Andreas


356. “Never limit where running can take you. I mean that geographically, spiritually, and of course, physically.” ~Bart Yasso


357. A marathon is hundreds of miles. The finish is the last 26.2.


358. “Run in the morning … before your brain figures out what your body is doing!” ~ Anonymous


359. “It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination. ” – John Bingham


360. “One day, one run at a time – that’s all it takes to change your life.” – Unknown


361. “Waking up early in the morning and jogging for half an hour is all you need to overcome your mental health issues.” ~ Invajy


362. Step one to running a marathon: You run. There is no step two. — Barney Stinson


363. I also feel it usually takes four or five races to hit your best marathon for your body to be accustomed to the training AND the race itself.


364. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No Matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett


365. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong


366. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”


367. “Racing is the fun part; it's the reward of all the hard work.” – Kara Goucher


368. “Something happens to me when I run. People think it’s crazy when I say it. All of my ideas come in when I run. That is my time where it’s just me, where I get to create.” ~ Theo Rossi


369. “You didn't beat me. You merely finished in front of me.” – Hal Higdon


370. I am 100 percent convinced that working out is part of what makes me so happy. — Jennifer Lopez


371. “Get going … walk if you have to, but finish the damned race. ” —Ron Hill


372. “Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden


373. “At mile 20, I thought I was dead. At mile 22, I wished I was dead. At mile 24, I knew I was dead. At mile 26.2, I realized I had become too tough to kill. -Unknown


374. “Running is my private time, my therapy, my religion.” ~ Gail W. Kislevitz


375. Tough Love


376. “It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination.” – John Bingham


377. “It’s you versus you. Make sure you come out on top.” – Unknown


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


379. “Different people have different reasons for racing, but one is simply the incentive to get out and run, increase mileage and feel good. ”—Hal Higdon


380. “I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time results.” – Bill Rodgers


381. “Running is my meditation, mind flush, cosmic telephone, mood elevator and spiritual communion. ” — Lorraine Moller


382. “Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up. ”


383. “Life is a craft no one masters. But we will see an abundance of amazing colors, beautiful views and stunning insights along the way.”


384. Why Wait?


385. “To me, sweat is workout bliss.” ~ Brooke Burke-Charvet


386. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. ” — Martin Luther King, Jr


387. “That day remains very special to me and if I had one day to live over in my lifetime, it would be my first marathon.” -Dick Traum, New York City Marathon first amputee runner


388. “The marathon can humble you.” -Bill Rodgers


389. “If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.” – Hippocrates


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


391. “Run like hell and get the agony over with.” ~ Clarence DeMar


392. “Success does not come to the most righteous and rigorously disciplined but to those who continue running. ” — Amby Burfoot


393. “Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can. ” – Lowell Thomas


394. “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


395. “If you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your life, become a runner.” – Unknown Runner


396. “Running is my alone time. I have people around me all the time, all day. The only time I have alone is when I’m running, or when I’m at church. Running’s easier to fit in. ” — Mario Lopez


397. “It’s not about how fast you go, but how far you’re willing to push yourself.” – Unknown


398. “I feel like when I am running, it not only helps change me physically, it also improves my state of mind.” ~ Derek Hough


399. “The more I run, the more I love my body. Not because it’s perfect, far from it, but because with every mile it is proving to me that I am capable of more than I ever thought possible.” – Unknown


400. “Of all the races, there is no better stage for heroism than a marathon.” -George Sheehan


401. “Running is my meditation, mind flush, cosmic telephone, mood elevator, and spiritual communion.” – Lorraine Moller


402. “The voice in your head that says that you can’t do this is a liar. ” —Unknown


403. Put in the Work


404. If you still look cute after working out, you didn't go hard enough. — Unknown


405. It is difficult to train for a marathon, but it is even more difficult to not be able to train for a marathon.


406. “Marathons are like having kids. Sometimes you’re not sure why you signed up for it…then in a moment, it all becomes apparent. ”


407. “You should be running.” – Liz Sherman


408. “Run, run and run….. the more your body cries out as a sweat, more physically and mentally fit you are.” ~ Invajy


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


410. “The greatest stimulator of my running career was fear. ” — Herb Elliott


411. “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


412. “Just running the streets was absolutely everything and more than I possibly expected.” ~ Jennie Finch


413. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan


414. “Those who never run long distance or meditate in their lifetimes, miss out on the best free drugs the planet has to offer.”~ Robert Black


415. “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 Benoit Samuelson


416. “I love the way that it makes my body feel and it’s just my time for myself where I can get out there and think and let my mind go. — Laila Ali


417. “I run because it always takes me where I want to go. ” —Dean Karnazes


418. “When you cross the finish line, no matter how slow or fast, it will change your life forever. ” – Dick Beardsley


419. “There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have. ”


420. “I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.” ~ Ronald Rook


421. “As we run, we become.” – Amby Burfoot


422. “Nothing hurts more but is so rewarding at the same time. ”


423. “No matter how slow you go you are still lapping everyone on the couch. ” —Unknown


424. I dare you to train for a marathon, and not have it change your life.


425. “Motivation remains key to the marathon: the motivation to begin, the motivation to continue, the motivation never to quit.” ~Hal Higdon


426. “Anyone can run 20 miles. It’s the next six that count. ” ― Barry Magee


427. “Building something that matters is a marathon, not a sprint.”


428. “It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela


429. “A runner must run with dreams in his heart. ” – Emil Zatopek


430. “Running is in my blood – the adrenaline flows before the races, the love/hate of butterflies in your stomach.” ~ Marcus O’Sullivan


431. “That’s the beauty and the horror of the marathon, that it has that sense of, ‘Am I going too fast? Could I blow up? Am I gonna hit the wall?’ And there’s something about overcoming that. ”


432. “Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see. ” — Jimmy Buffett


433. “Sometimes a slight pace change is all you need to snap out of a mental or pyhsical funk. ” — Mark Plaatjes


434. “I succeed on my own personal motivation, dedication, and commitment. My mindset is, 'if I'm not out there training…someone else is.” – Lynn Jennings


435. “Big occasions and races which have been eagerly anticipated almost to the point of dread, are where great deeds can be accomplished.” – Jack Lovelock


436. “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


437. “Running a marathon is not a question of whether it will be painful, but when it will be painful. It does help to have a sense of humor, but I’m also respectful of the race. ”


438. “Run in the morning … before your brain figures out what your body is doing!” – Unknown Runner


439. “When you run, every step you take leaves your weaker self behind and brings you one step closer to the strongest person you can be. ”― Toni Sorenson


440. “Running became the one event in my daily life that I looked forward to. Books and movies paled in comparison to the refuge of my feet slapping patiently in the fresh morning air” – Kate Kinsey


441. “When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race.” ​ – Jay Foonberg


442. “It makes me feel like I can conquer anything that comes at me. I’m never tapped out. I’m never tired around my two kids. I owe a lot of that to running. ” — Travis Barker


443. “I love the way that it makes my body feel and it’s just my time for myself where I can get out there and think and let my mind go.” ~ Laila Ali


444. “Coming back to running after a few weeks off is really tough. It’s humbling. Nothing wrong with a large dose of humility. ” — Davina McCall


445. “I dare you to train for a marathon, and not have it change your life.” -Susan Sidoriak


446. “Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.” -Amby Burfoot


447. “The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.”


448. “Running is a hard, simple calculus: Run until you can’t run anymore. Then run some more. Find a new source of energy and will. Then run even faster. ”― Scott Jurek


449. “Running is a journey filled with endless opportunities for adventure, challenge, and personal growth.” – Unknown


450. “Good things come slow, especially in distance running. ” – Bill Dellinger


451. “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. ” – Seneca


452. “When you have the enthusiasm and the passion, you end up figuring how to excel.” – Deena Kastor


453. “Ask nothing from your running, in other words, and you’ll get more than you ever imagined.” – Christopher McDougall


454. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


455. “Someone who is busier than you is running right now. ” —Nike


456. Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. — Steve Jobs


457. “My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: 'Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win.” – Carl Lewis


458. “I cannot live without it now. When you have such a good workout, it clears everything up mentally, physically, and you just have a better day.” – Minka Kell


459. “Whoever established the high road and how high it should be should be fired. — Sandra Bullock


460. “Run like hell and get the agony over with.” – Clarence DeMar


461. “Be somebody nobody thought you could be.”


462. “Running is my meditation, mind flush, cosmic telephone, mood elevator and spiritual communion.” – Lorraine Moller


463. “If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you.” – Fred DeVito


464. “You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming. ” – Frank Shorter


465. “You can run 5K races until your dresser drawers overflow with T-shirts, but it is not quite the same as going to the starting line of a marathon. ”


466. “When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.” – Unknown


467. “Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.” – Doug Larson


468. “I may not be the fastest or the strongest, but I run with my heart, and that’s what makes me unstoppable.” – Unknown


469. “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


470. “I succeed on my own personal motivation, dedication, and commitment. My mindset is: If I’m not out there training, someone else is. ” — Lynn Jennings


471. “What seems hard now will one day be your warm-up. ” —Unknown


472. “Running is the perfect way to quiet the mind and let your soul speak.” – Unknown


473. The marathon never ceases to be a race of joy, a race of wonder.


474. “Running a marathon was important to me, so I found time to train for it. Writing books is also important to me, so you know what? I carve out the time.” -Rachel Hollis


475. “There is no finish like the one you questioned.”


476. “Engage in tasks and hobbies that bring you joy, like reading a book or going for a run. ” — Jeff Gunn


477. “I can run at pace of my breath. ”― Lailah Gifty Akita


478. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean


479. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy… I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it. ” – Art Williams


480. “Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness, and self-reliance.” ~ Noel Carroll


481. “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


482. “It’s my own space, my own time, when I’m just out there letting my thoughts go. It’s part of my day like eating, and it’s one of my favorite parts.” – Louise Kent


483. “Go as long as you can, and then take another step. ” —Unknown


484. “A runner is real when she takes the first step. ” —Clarissa Pinkola Estes


485. “As we run, we become.” ~Amby Burfoot


486. “Long-distance running is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical. ” – Rich Davis


487. I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty. — Wendy Liebman


488. “Start slow, then taper off.” – Walt Stack


489. “If you want to run, then run a mile. If you want to experience another life, run a marathon. ” – Emil Zatopek


490. “Running is not just an exercise; it’s a way of life.” – Joan Benoit Samuelson


491. “If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” ~Kathrine Switzer


492. “Running a marathon is not a question of whether it will be painful, but when it will be painful. It does help to have a sense of humor, but I’m also respectful of the race.” ~ Will Ferrell


493. “If the hill has its own name, then it’s probably a pretty tough hill.” – Marty Stern


494. “Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.” – Unknown


495. “You thought it would break you in two, but it made you twice as strong.”


496. “Running is therapy anyone can afford.”~ Toni Sorenson


497. “My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years old already.” – Milton Berle


498. “I started running to escape the memories that drinking couldn’t cover up”― Dean Karnazes


499. “Two joggers passed, shoes cheerfully slapping against the pavement. ”― Sara Shepard


500. You don't have to be so tough that it doesn't hurt, you just have to be tough enough not to quit.


501. “Then, I started running. And everything was as good as it could be. ”― Stephen Chbosky


502. “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


503. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T. S. Eliot


504. “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


505. “When you put yourself on the line in a race and expose yourself to the unknown, you learn things about yourself that are very exciting.”


506. “I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty.” ~ Wendy Liebman


507. “Get going … walk if you have to but finish the damned race.” – Ron Hill


508. “What seems hard now will one day be your warmup.” – Unknown Runner


509. “We can’t all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” ~ Will Rogers


510. “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


511. “One run can change your day. Many runs can change your life.” – Unknown Runner


512. “That day remains very special to me and if I had one day to live over in my lifetime, it would be my first marathon. ”


513. “I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street.” ~ Neil Armstrong


514. “My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.” ~ Milton Berle


515. “Don’t be a jogger, they’re the one’s who find dead bodies. — Amanda Brooks


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


517. “Marathons are like having kids. Sometimes you’re not sure why you signed up for it…then in a moment, it all becomes apparent.” -Unknown


518. Have Courage


519. “Good things come slow – especially in distance running. ” — Bill Dellinger


520. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius


521. “Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’ The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.” -Paul Tergat


522. “A 12 minute mile is just as far as a 6 minute mile. ” —Unknown


523. “Your body is made to move so move it.”~ Toni Sorenson


524. “If we had a drug that did what exercise did, it would be the biggest revolution ever and would be promoted all over the world. And all you have to do is go out for a run.”~ Greg Wells


525. “For me, running is a lifestyle and an art. I’m more interested in the magic of it than the mechanics. ” ― Lorraine Moller


526. “You should run your first marathon for the right reasons, because you’ll never be the same person again. You must want to do it, not do it because your boss did it or your spouse did it. ”


527. “Running ain’t no bad thing. Leastways if you run in the right direction. ” – Mark Lawrence


528. “A lot of people run a race to see who’s the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts.” – Steve Prefontaine


529. When I'm working 16-hour days and I can't work out, I get angry very easily. It's because I'm missing all those good endorphins. For me, exercise equals happiness. — Heather Morris


530. “Stay in the race. Keep running. Keep walking. Keep praying. The Lord will renew your strength. ” — Jeffrey R. Holland


531. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” ~ Haruki Murakami


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


533. When the Sun Comes Up, You’d Better Be Running


534. “Running is therapy anyone can afford. ”― Toni Sorenson


535. “Shut up and run. ”― Matthew Inman


536. “A year from now you will wish you had started today. ” —Karen Lamb


537. “Every day is a good day when you run. ”― Kevin Nelson


538. “Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine. ” — John Trautmann


539. “All you need is the courage to believe in yourself and put one foot in front of the other.” -Kathrine Switzer.


540. “Run. Because zombies will eat the untrained ones first!” —Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide


541. “I breathe in strength and breathe out weakness,’ is my mantra during marathons – it calms me down and helps me focus.” – Amy Hastings


542. “Toenails are for sissies.” – Unknown Runner


543. “The nine inches right here; set it straight and you can beat anybody in the world.” – Sebastian Coe


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


545. “We all know that if you run, you are pretty much choosing a life of success because of it. ” – Deena Kastor


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


547. “Run like Ryan Gosling is waiting for you at the finish line. With a puppy.” – Unknown Runner


548. “Fear is gradually replaced by excitement and a simple desire to see what you can do on the day.” – Lauren Fleshman


549. High Five Events Continues Support of Texas Coast


550. “When you run, the road belongs to you.”~ Toni Sorenson


551. “The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other,… but to be with each other.” ~ Christopher McDougall


552. “Running is all about positive frame of mind. Stay positive, work hard and make it happen.” ~ Invajy


553. “Runners don’t quit. We fade; we “hit the wall”; we’re sometimes reduced to a walk. But we keep on. ”― Amby Burfoot


554. “Some seek the comfort of their therapist's office, other head to the corner pub and dive into a pint, but I chose running as my therapy.” – Dean Karnazes


555. “Running! If there’s any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be.” – Joyce Carol Oates


556. Don't dream of winning, train for it! — Mo Farah


557. “Don’t worry, toenails are overrated.” – Unknown Runner


558. Running is a lot like life. Only 10 percent of it is exciting. 90 percent of it is slog and drudge. — Dave Bedford


559. “There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighbors you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open.”~ Nike


560. “Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” – Steve Prefontaine


561. “The only failure is not to try. — George Clooney


562. “Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run. ” – Jumbo Elliot


563. “On your good days, run hard. On your bad days, run as long as you need.” – Unknown Runner


564. “Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” ~ Steve Prefontaine


565. “For an athlete, the biggest pressure comes from within. You know what you want to do and what you’re capable of. ” – Paula Radcliffe


566. “Ask yourself: “Can I give more?” The answer is usually: “Yes.” – Paul Tergat


567. “I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.” – Ronald Rook


568. “Something happens to me when I run. People think it’s crazy when I say it. All of my ideas come in when I run. That is my time where it’s just me, where I get to create.” – Theo Rossi


569. “Run. Because zombies will eat the untrained ones first!” – Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide


570. “The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other… but to be with each other.” – Christopher McDougall


571. Coming back to running after a few weeks off is really tough. It’s humbling. Nothing wrong with a large dose of humility. — Davina McCall


572. “Things that hurt, instruct.” ~ Benjamin Franklin


573. “I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty. ” — Wendy Liebman


574. “I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ~ Michael Jordan


575. “Running has been my main form of exercise. I've been running five or six days a week. I love it. ” —Natalie Coughlin


576. “Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days” ~ Bob Hneisen


577. “Marathoning. The triumph of desire over reason.” – New Balance


578. “I don’t think jogging is healthy, especially morning jogging. If morning joggers knew how tempting they looked to morning motorists, they would stay home and do sit-ups.” – Rita Rudner


579. “When I run, I feel alive, powerful, and unstoppable.” – Unknown


580. “I enjoy the simplistic training and life in marathon. You run, eat, sleep, walk around – that’s how life is. You don’t get complicated. The moment you get complicated it distracts your mind.”


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


582. If you feel bad at 10 miles, you're in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you're normal. If you don't feel bad at 26 miles, you're abnormal.


583. “There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner. ” — Dean Karnazes


584. “Running would help with the weight, but the weight did not help with running. ”― Alexandra Heminsley


585. “Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.”


586. “We are designed to run, and we increase our chance of daily happiness when we do so.” – Jeff Galloway


587. “If you have a body, you are an athlete.” ~ Bill Bowerman


588. “If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon. ” – Kathrine Switzer


589. “The marathon. How an average runner becomes more than average. ”


590. “Why race? The need to be tested, perhaps; the need to take risks; and the chance to be number one.” ~ George Sheehan


591. “I feel like when I am running, it not only helps change me physically, it also improves my state of mind. — Derek Hough


592. “Remember: Sweat is fat crying.” – Unknown Runner


593. “I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.” ~ Bart Yasso


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


595. “Do your feet hurt? It’s probably a mix of doing so much running and kicking so much ass! Keep it up!” – Unknown Runner


596. “I’m alone, but I’m not lonely. I like who I am. I like who I’m becoming. ” – Deena Kastor


597. “Ask yourself: “Can I give more?” The answer is usually: “Yes.” ~ Paul Tergat


598. Running is great for your body. It will increase your energy levels and helps you to clear your mind. — Heidi Klum


599. “In the first half of the race, don’t be an idiot. In the second half, don’t be a wimp!” -Scott Douglas


600. “Not all races are run on a track. And not all finish lines are marked by ticker tape. ”― Toni Sorenson


601. “If you feel bad at 10 miles, you’re in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you’re normal. If you don’t feel bad at 26 miles, you’re abnormal. ” —Rob de Castella


602. “Fast running isn’t forced. You have to relax and let the run come out of you. ” – Desiree Linden


603. “A short run is better than no run.” – Unknown


604. “If I continue to set goals and accomplish those goals, that means I’m doing something right.” ~ Kevin Hart


605. I’ve got 99 problems, so I went on a run to ignore them all. — Unknown


606. “No matter how slow you go you are still lapping everyone on the couch.” – Unknown Runner


607. “I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time results. ” – Bill Rodgers


608. Running Pace Calculator


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


610. “Something happens to me when I run. People think it’s crazy when I say it. All of my ideas come in when I run. That is my time where it’s just me, where I get to create. ” — Theo Rossi


611. “Everything you wanted to know about yourself you can learn in 26. 2 miles. ”


612. “There will come a day when I can no longer run. Today is not that day.” – Unknown Runner


613. “Don’t dream of winning, train for it!” — Mo Farah


614. “No matter how old I get, the race remains one of life's most rewarding experiences.” – George Sheehan


615. “Motivation remains key to the marathon: the motivation to begin; the motivation to continue; the motivation never to quit. ”


616. “It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination.” ~ John Bingham


617. “Patience is the key which solves all problems.” – Sudanese Proverb


618. “Children run everywhere for a reason–it’s fun. Grown-ups can forget that sometimes. ”― Jim Butcher


619. “The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.”- Juma Ikangaa


620. “I’ve learned that it’s what you do with the miles, rather than how many you’ve run” ~ Rod DeHaven


621. Enjoy the Journey


622. “Running is my alone time. I have people around me all the time, all day. The only time I have alone is when I’m running, or when I’m at church. Running’s easier to fit in.” ~ Mario Lopez


623. “Just keep moving. Someone said this to me a long time ago. It’s a Buddhist saying, I think: ‘There is no wasted effort.’” ~ Lauren Graham


624. “My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: ‘Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you’ll win… channel your energy. Focus.’”


625. “If you don’t think you were born to run, you’re not only denying history. You’re denying who you are.” – Christopher McDougall


626. “Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going!” ~ Jillian Michaels


627. “Every day gives you an opportunity to improve. With every run, you can try to be better. Not just a better runner, but a better person. ” — John Bingham


628. “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


629. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ” – Confucius


630. “The thirst you feel in your throat and lungs will be gone minutes after the race is over. The pain in your legs within days, but the glory of your finish will last forever.” -Unknown


631. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot


632. “In the first half of the race, don’t be an idiot. In the second half, don’t be a wimp!”


633. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. ” —Haruki Murakami


634. “A short run is better than no run.” – Unknown Runner


635. “Don’t get disheartened a mile into a marathon.”


636. Of all the sports I’ve tried, some have come and gone but running has always been there for me. It’s the simplest of things to do: shove your trainers on and just go. — Mel C, The Spice Girls


637. “There are many challenges to long-distance running, but one of the greatest is the question of where to put one’s house keys. ” — Gabrielle Zevin


638. “If I pass out, please pause my Garmin.” – Unknown Runner


639. “My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: “Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you’ll win… channel your energy. Focus.” – Carl Lewis


640. “We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is lifetime sport.” – Alberto Salazar


641. “For me, races are the celebration of my training.”


642. “It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys. ” – Emil Zatopek


643. “You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.” – Gatorade


644. “If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon. ”


645. “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


646. “For me, races are the celebration of my training.” – Dan Browne


647. “Running gives me confidence. ” — Steve Prefontaine


648. “You can’t flirt with the track, you must marry it.” – Bill Easton


649. “I’ll be happy if running and I can grow old together.” – Haruki Murakami


650. “There’s not one body type that equates to success. Accept the body you have and be the best you can be with it. ” – Mary Cullen


651. “If we had a drug that did what exercise did, it would be the biggest revolution ever and would be promoted all over the world. And all you have to do is go out for a run. ”— Greg Wells, Ph. D


652. Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team


653. “Running is one the best solutions to a clear mind. ” ― Sasha Azevedo


654. “A runner is real when she takes the first step.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes


655. It’s Totally Worth It


656. “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” – Dan Gable


657. Best Gifts For Women Runners


658. “My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.” ~ John Bryant


659. “I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street. ” – Neil Armstrong


660. “If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you could do it” – Priscilla Welsh


661. “Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go.” -Anonymous


662. “There’s not one body type that equates to success. Accept the body you have and be the best you can be with it.” ~ Mary Cullen


663. “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. Schultz


664. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. — Mahatma Gandhi


665. “Running is my private time, my therapy, my religion.” – Gail W. Kislevitz


666. “Running is the ultimate form of personal motivation. It’s just you, the road, and the will to keep going.” – Unknown


667. “At mile 20, I thought I was dead. At mile 22, I wished I was dead. At mile 24, I knew I was dead. At mile 26. 2, I realized I had become too tough to kill. ”


668. “Get going … walk if you have to, but finish the damned race. ” – Ron Hill


669. “I love running cross country. On a track, I feel like a hamster. ” — Robin Williams


670. “Life equals running and when we stop running maybe that’s how we’ll know life is finally finished. ” – Patrick Ness


671. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and, most of all, LOVE of what you are doing.” – Pele


672. “When you put yourself on the line in a race and expose yourself to the unknown, you learn things about yourself that are very exciting.” – Doris Brown Heritage


673. “Step one to running a marathon: You run. There is no step two.” ~ Barney Stinson


674. Do Your Best Today


675. “A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.” ~ Anonymous


676. “Life (and running) is not all about time, but about our experiences along the way.” – Jen Rhines


677. “There are many challenges to long-distance running, but one of the greatest is the question of where to put one’s house keys.” ~ Gabrielle Zevin


678. “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” – George Whitefield


679. “Running is a lot like life. It’s not always easy, but the rewards make every step worth it.” – Unknown


680. “Some people train knowing they’re not working as hard as other people. I can’t fathom how they think.” – Alberto Salazar


681. “Don’t be a jogger, they’re the one’s who find dead bodies.” ~ Amanda Brooks


682. “I choose the things that I want to do, and they all revolve around one thing: food. Even my running has to do with food. I run to stay in shape so I can eat what I want.” ~ Bobby Flay


683. “Every marathon I ran, I knew I had a faster one in me.” – Dick Beardsley


684. “If you train your mind for running, everything else will be easy.” Amby Burfoot


685. “Shut up legs. We got this. ” —Unknown


686. “Good things come slow, especially in distance running.” – Bill Dellinger


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


688. “There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighbors you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open.” – NIKE


689. “Running is great for your body. It will increase your energy levels and helps you to clear your mind. ” – Heidi Klum


690. Be Curious


691. “Run your race, and the rest of your life will fall into place.” – Unknown


692. “I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner. ” —Bart Yasso


693. “Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle.” ~ Cher


694. “Like the marathon, life can sometimes be difficult, challenging, and present obstacles, however, if you believe in your dreams and never ever give up, things will turn out for the best.”


695. “A lot of people run a race to see who’s the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts. ” – Steve Prefontaine


696. “There’s not one body type that equates to success. Accept the body you have and be the best you can be with it.” – Mary Cullen


697. “The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.” ~ George Sheehan


698. “Marathon running, for me, was the most controlled test of mettle that I could ever think of. It’s you against Darwin.” -Ryan Reynolds


699. “Running is that big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks, are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today. ” – Peter Maher


700. “Don't be afraid to fail. It's not the end of the world and in many ways, it's the first step toward learning something better and getting better at it. — Jon Hamm


701. “You CHOSE to do this. Be grateful that you’re here and appreciate the opportunity.” – Anna Frost


702. “I am a running joke. Waking up at 4:30 am and jogging anywhere from 11 to 23 miles has been nothing short of horrifying.” ~ Ryan Reynolds


703. “It is difficult to train for a marathon, but it is even more difficult to not be able to train for a marathon.” -Aaron Douglas Trimble


704. “The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back. ” — Franklin P. Jones


705. “Life is complicated. Running is simple. Is it any wonder that people like to run?” – Kevin Nelson


706. “Just running the streets was absolutely everything and more than I possibly expected. — Jennie Finch


707. “Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see. ” – Jimmy Buffett


708. “Good things come slow – especially in distance running.” ~ Bill Dellinger


709. “I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days. ” — Ronald Rook


710. “Go as long as you can, and then take another step.” – Unknown Runner


711. “Run hard, be strong, think big. ” ― Percy Cerutty


712. “But I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.” – Meb Keflezighi


713. “You must not run faster than this or jump higher than that. The human spirit is indomitable.” – Roger Bannister, first sub-four-minute mile runner


714. “It started to become what I looked forward to most; it was the only time I got to be in my own head.” ~ Rob Riggle


715. “Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go.”- T.S. Elliot


716. “Mindful running is the medicine which throws out all the negativity from mind and body.” ~ Invajy


717. “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”


718. “I’ve got 99 problems, but I’m going running to ignore them all for an hour.” – Unknown Runner


719. “The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.” – George Sheehan


720. “If you’ve never had a bad day running, you’re probably doing something wrong. If you’ve never had a good day running, you’re definitely doing something wrong. ”— Mark Remy


721. “If you feel bad at 10 miles, you’re in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you’re normal. If you don’t feel bad at 26 miles, you’re abnormal. ”


722. “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” – Roy T. Bennett


723. A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything. — Unknown


724. “Long distance running is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical. ” — Rich Davis


725. “The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race.” – Unknown


726. “I still bother with runners I call hamburgers. They’re never going to run any record times. But they can fulfill their own potential. ” — Bill Bowerman


727. Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine. — John Trautmann


728. “You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face. ” – Gatorade


729. “Every day is a good day when you run.” – Kevin Nelson


730. “Running has given me the courage to start, the determination to keep trying, and the childlike spirit to have fun along the way. Run often and run long, but never outrun your joy of running.”


731. “All you need is the courage to believe in yourself and put one foot in front of the other.” ~Karen Switzer


732. “The more I run, the more I love my body. Not because it’s perfect, far from it, but because with every mile it is proving to me that I am capable of more than I ever thought possible. ” —Unknown


733. “A marathon is like life with its ups and downs, but once you have done it, you feel that you can do anything. ”


734. Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going! — Jillian Michaels


735. “At first they will ask you why you’re doing it. Later, they’ll ask how you did it.”


736. “Have you ever seen how fast ducks can waddle when chased? If I were to ever run a marathon, I'd model my pace on their stride and rhythm.”


737. “Running is an effort to escape from comfort zone. ”― Tumpal Sihombing


738. “The thirst you feel in your throat and lungs will be gone minutes after the race is over. The pain in your legs within days, but the glory of your finish will last forever. ”


739. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle


740. “There is an expression among even the most advanced runners that getting your shoes on is the hardest part of any workout.” – Kathrine Switzer


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


742. “Running a marathon felt like I played in a very rough football game with no hitting above the waist.” – Alan Page


743. “It’s amazing how the same pace in practice can feel so much harder than on race day. Stay confident. Trust the process.” ~ Sara Hall


744. “Be somebody nobody thought you could be.” – Unknown Runner


745. “A lot of people run a race to see who’s the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts.”


746. “Running is not about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.” – Unknown


747. “In the marathon there are many ways to define success and derive satisfaction and enjoyment. We all face the same challenge together and overcome the limitations that exist within each of us. ”


748. “Finishing a marathon is a state of mind that says anything is possible. ”


749. The marathon. How an average runner becomes more than average.


750. “Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts. ” — Steve Prefontaine


751. “You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.” ~ Gatorade


752. “There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have.” -Unknown


753. “Whether a mile or a marathon, you get there the same way. . . one step at a time. Such is life. ” —Baylor Barbee


754. “Don't stop when you're tired. Stop when you are done.” – Unknown Runner


755. If you have a body, you are an athlete. — Bill Bowerman


756. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ”Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”


757. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy… I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Art Williams


758. “Run with your heart, not just your legs.” – Unknown


759. “Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” – David Mccullough Jr


760. “Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s not the end of the world and in many ways it’s the first step toward learning something better and getting better at it.” ~ Jon Hamm


761. “The ability to run the extra mile lies in between your ears. Keep going.”


762. The reason people want to run the marathon is because the challenge, physically, is you. The distance – how you get there – is all up to you and how hard you work. That's why people want to do it.


763. “I always run without music. – Christy Turlington


764. “You can run 5K races until your dresser drawers overflow with T-shirts, but it is not quite the same as going to the starting line of a marathon.” -Hal Higdon


765. “All runners are tough. Everyone has to have a little fire in them, that even in tough times, can’t be turned off.”


766. I love running cross country. On a track, I feel like a hamster. — Robin Williams


767. “The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back.” – Franklin P. Jones


768. “Don’t be afraid to dream big, work hard, and cross that finish line with pride.” – Unknown


769. “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


770. “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 Barrios


771. “If you train your mind for running, everything else will be easy.” ~Amby Burfoot


772. “I am 100 percent convinced that working out is part of what makes me so happy.” ~ Jennifer Lopez


773. To me, sweat is workout bliss. — Brooke Burke-Charvet


774. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Haruki Murakami


775. “Coffee, it's the original energy drink. After I chug this I'll feel like I could run a marathon, but I won't, because I have two Rubik's Cubes for knees, and they still need to be solved.”


776. DJ Gatsby provides on-course music at the 2019 3M Half Marathon finish line festival!


777. I would love for everybody in this country to run one marathon a year.


778. “My past is trying to catch up to me and I must continue to run from it. It’s the only way I can live. ” – Nicole Sobon


779. “Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go. ”


780. “No matter how old I get, the race remains one of life’s most rewarding experiences.”


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


782. “Get going … walk if you have to, but finish the damned race.” – Ron Hill


783. “Jogging is for people who aren’t intelligent enough to watch television.” – Victoria Wood


784. “Running is flying intermittently. ”― Alain Bremond-Torrent


785. Fast running isn't forced. You have to relax and let the run come out of you. — Desiree Linden


786. “It’s all about the training. Nobody wakes up and runs a marathon.” ~Ali Feller


787. “Shut up legs. We got this.” – Unknown Runner


788. You ARE a Runner


789. “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


790. “I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner. ” – Bart Yasso


791. “The marathon is not really about the marathon, it’s about the shared struggle. And it’s not only the marathon but the training.” -Bill Buffum.


792. “When I’m working 16-hour days and I can’t work out, I get angry very easily. It’s because I’m missing all those good endorphins. For me, exercise equals happiness.” ~ Heather Morris


793. “Once you’re beat mentally, you might as well not even go to the starting line.” ~ Todd Williams


794. “Running well is a matter of having the patience to persevere when we are tired and not expecting instant results. ” — Robert de Castella


795. “Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness, and self-reliance.” — Noel Carroll


796. “There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have.” – from the “Runner's High” Day-to-Day Calendar


797. “We run when we’re scared, we run when we’re ecstatic, we run away from our problems and run around for a good time.” ~ Christopher McDougall


798. “Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run.” – Jumbo Elliott


799. “I’m all about breaking mental boundaries, and training for a marathon falls right into the Jedi mind-training I need.” ~ Alicia Keys


800. “Never limit where running can take you. I mean that geographically, spiritually, and of course, physically. ” —Bart Yasso


801. “Running is the basis of all the training that I do—it’s like an escape. ” – Ellie Goulding


802. “We run to undo the damage we’ve done to body and spirit. We run to find some part of ourselves yet undiscovered. ” —John Bingham


803. “Never limit where running can take you. I mean that geographically, spiritually, and of course, physically.” – Bart Yasso


804. “Run for fun. Run for exercise. Run for a better life. ”― Toni Sorenson


805. “When you recognize that failing doesn’t make you a failure, you give yourself permission to try all sorts of things.” ~Lauren Fleshman


806. Never Give Up


807. “A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.” – Jack Dempsey


808. “Running is in my blood—the adrenaline flows before the races, the love/hate of butterflies in your stomach. ”—Marcus O’Sullivan


809. “Don’t waste your time looking back; you’re not going that way.” – Ragnar Lothbrok


810. “There’s a complete difference between training for a specific event and goal and just training.” -Michael Johnson


811. “Every marathon I ran, I knew I had a faster one in me.” -Dick Beardsley


812. “My goal has always been to slow down as slowly as possible. It’s as simple as that.” -Frank Shorter


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


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


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


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


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


818. Marathoning. The triumph of desire over reason.


819. “I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days. ” – Ronald Rook


820. “There are many challenges to long distance running, but one of the greatest is the question of where to put one’s house keys. ” —Gabrielle Zevin


821. “What is the source of my success? I think it’s a combination of consistency and balance.” – Mark Allen


822. “A runners creed I will win; if I cannot win, I shall be second if I cannot be second, I shall be third if I cannot place at all, I shall still do my best. ” ― Ken Doherty


823. “You are stronger than you think. Believe in your ability to overcome.” – Unknown


824. “Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is some of us are in training, and some are not.”


825. “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


826. “Whether a mile or a marathon, you get there the same way. . . one step at a time. Such is life.” – Baylor Barbee


827. “A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding. ”


828. “Running is a form of practiced stoicism. It means teaching your brain and body to be biochemically comfortable in a state of disrepair. ”― Matthew Inman


829. “We all know that if you run, you are pretty much choosing a life of success because of it.” – Deena Kastor


830. “There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighbors you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open. ”— NIKE


831. “The marathon is an opportunity for redemption. Opportunity, because the outcome is uncertain. Opportunity, because it is up to you, and only you, to make it happen


832. “For an athlete, the biggest pressure comes from within. You know what you want to do and what you’re capable of.” – Paula Radcliffe


833. “I love running cross country. On a track, I feel like a hamster.” – Robin Williams


834. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”


835. “In the midst of an ordinary training day, I try to remind myself that I am preparing for the extraordinary. ”


836. “There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner.” – Dean Karnazes


837. “I didn’t feel like running today. Which is exactly why I went. ” —Unknown


838. “I run . . . I’m slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.” – Unknown Runner


839. “Long distance running is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” – Rich Davis


840. “Whatever distance you believe you can run is the exact distance you will end up running.” Michael D’Aulerio


841. “Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it. ” —Steve Prefontaine


842. “My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.” – Bill Rodgers


843. “Strength doesn’t come from the physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~Gandhi


844. “Only after a marathon can I say I have given everything. Because of the enormity of the attempt, the cleansing of the pain, I can sit, even stiff and blistered, and know a kind of peace.”


845. “Fast running isn't forced. You have to relax and let the run come out of you.” – Desiree Linden


846. “You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.” – Steve Prefontaine


847. “You can alter mood by running. ”― Tumpal Sihombing


848. “Don’t dream of winning, train for it!” – Mo Farah


849. “Someone who is busier than you is running right now. ” – Nike


850. “When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore.”


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


852. “Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days” – Bob Hneisen


853. “I always tell beginning runners: Train your brain first. It’s much more important than your heart or legs. ” — Amby Burfoot


854. “I also realize that winning doesn't always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.” – Meb Keflezighi


855. “I woke up on my birthday and said, ‘I want to run 10 miles. ’ I just wanted to see if I could run double-digit mileage. — Sterling K. Brown


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


857. “The point is whether or not I improved over yesterday. In long–distance running the only opponent you have to beat is yourself, the way you used to be.” – Haruki Murakami


858. “The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport.”-Bill Rodgers


859. “There will come a day when I can no longer run. Today is not that day. ” —Unknown


860. “Someone who is busier than you is running right now.” – Nike


861. “When I go to the Boston Marathon now, I have wet shoulders—women fall into my arms crying. They're weeping for joy because running has changed their lives. They feel they can do anything.”


862. If the sun comes up, I have a chance. — Venus Williams


863. “Run hard when it’s hard to run. ” – Pavvo


864. “No marathon gets easier later. The halfway point only marks the end of the beginning.” ~ Joe Henderson


865. “The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other,… but to be with each other. ” – Christopher McDougall


866. “If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.” -Emil Zatopek


867. “The marathon, how an average runner becomes more than average.” -New Balance


868. “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


869. “I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to self-satisfaction. ” – Steve Prefontaine


870. “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” – William James


871. The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race.


872. “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.


873. “Don’t fear moving slowly forward…fear standing still.” – Kathleen Harris


874. “I was born to be a runner. I simply love to run. It’s almost like the faster I go, the easier it becomes. ” – Mary Decker Slaney


875. “A one hour run is 4% of your day. No excuses.” – Unknown Runner


876. “What seems hard now will one day be your warm-up.” – Unknown


877. “Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go. ”— T. S. Elliot


878. “We didn’t crumble after 9/11. We didn’t falter after the Boston Marathon. But we’re America. Americans will never, ever stand down. We endure. We overcome. We own the finish line.”


879. “Yes, I am round. Yes, I am slow. Yes, I run as though my legs are tied together at the knees. But I am running. And that is all that matters.” – John Bingham


880. “Marathoning. The triumph of desire over reason.” -New Balance


881. “In the midst of an ordinary training day, I try to remind myself that I am preparing for the extraordinary.” ~Shalane Flanagan


882. “If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them.” – Christopher McDougall


883. “Your body is made to move so move it. ”― Toni Sorenson


884. “Running is like life; it’s all about putting one foot in front of the other and keeping your eyes on the finish line.” – Unknown


885. “When your legs get tired, run with your heart.” – Unknown Runner


886. Adopt a Healthy Philosophy


887. “Running is real and relatively simple… but it ain’t easy.” – Mark Will–Weber


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


889. “Learn to run when feeling the pain: then push harder.” -William Sigei.


890. “Long distance running is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” ~ Rich Davis


891. “I’ll be happy if running and I can grow old together. ” – Haruki Murakami


892. “We run to undo the damage we’ve done to body and spirit. We run to find some part of ourselves yet undiscovered.” – John Bingham


893. You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming.


894. “When you run, the road belongs to you. ”― Toni Sorenson


895. “I always tell my athletes, don’t confuse difficulty with failure.” – Eric Orton


896. “Running is a thing worth doing not because of the future rewards it bestows, but because of how it feeds our bodies and minds and souls in the present.” – Kevin Nelson


897. “Running is a mental sport, more than anything else. You’re only as good as your training, and your training is only as good as your thinking. ”― Lauren Oliver


898. “When you recognize that failing doesn’t make you a failure, you give yourself permission to try all sorts of things.” – Lauren Fleshman


899. “Remember: It’s rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud.” – Unknown Runner


900. “Running … led to a deep happiness that only comes from doing what you love, what your soul screams at you to do upon waking each day. ”― S. F. Hick

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