We love running, but we’ve got to admit it’s not always easy to get up, get going, and get those miles. That’s why we love motivational quotes and sayings when we find the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak, so to speak, or vise-versa. Whether it’s a go-to mantra, the ghost of your old coach, or something you read on the back of a cereal box; these personal pep talks can get us out the door and on the road. Here are a few of our favorites.
“The runner need not break four minutes in the mile or four hours in the marathon. It is only necessary that he runs and runs and sometimes suffers. Then one day he will wake up and discover that somewhere along the way he has begun to see order and law and love and Truth that makes men free.” ― George Sheehan
“Play like a champion today” — Sign inside the Notre Dame locker room
“There’s not a better feeling than when you have found that moment of balance and harmony when both running and life come together. Then you know why you run and that you couldn’t live without it.” — Joan Benoit Samuelson
“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.” — George S. Patton
“Run. Because zombies will eat the untrained ones first!” – Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide
“Dreams are free. Goals have a cost. While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price. Time, effort, sacrifice, and sweat. How will you pay for your goals?” — Usain Bolt
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” — Christopher McDougall
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