Here at Fun Run Box, we are all about motivating you to get out there and do your best. Sometimes, a motivating quote will get you out the door. Other times, it can be used as a mantra when the running gets tough. Either way, we hope these inspiring words will help you the next time things feel tough. And remember – we’ve all been there, and every run is a learning experience, good or bad. Happy running!
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must – just never give up.
– Dean Karnazes
Any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.
– John Bryant
Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.
– Steve Prefontaine
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
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
My philosophy on running is, I don’t dwell on it, I do it.
– Joan Benoit Samuelson
I’ve learned that it’s what you do with the miles, rather than how many you’ve done.
– Rod DeHaven
Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you’re young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don’t let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.
– John “the Penguin” Bingham
When you cross the finish line, no matter how slow or fast, it will change your life forever.
– Dick Beardsley
It’s not so much that I began to run, but that I continued.
– Hal Higdon
As athletes, we have ups and downs. Unfortunately, you can’t pick the days they come on.
– Deena Kastor
Given the nature of running, certain things that will never be altered. That’s one of the beauties of our sport. There is no judge; it doesn’t matter how you look.
– Bill Rodgers
Be willing to move forward and find out what happens next.
– Frank Shorter
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
Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
– Kara Goucher
There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime off knowing you have.
Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
– Doug Larson
What’s your favorite inspirational running quote? Tell us in the comments below!
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