Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.— Oprah Winfrey
Staggering Inspirational Runner quotations
I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
Go in any direction..seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
A runner must run with dreams in his heart.
The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.
If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
I always loved running.... It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power.
I run because it's so symbolic of life.
You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can't. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you're capable of so much more than you thought.
Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
It's unnatural for people to run around the city streets unless they are thieves or victims. It makes people nervous to see someone running. I know that when I see someone running on my street, my instincts tell me to let the dog go after him.
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
The only tactics I admire are do-or-die
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
They say the breaks even up in the long run, and the trick is to be a long-distance runner.
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.
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.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.
The mile has a classic symmetry....It's a play in four acts.
You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
Stadiums are for spectators. We runners have Nature, and that is much better.
There is no such thing as an average runner. We are all above average.
I definitely want to show how beautiful the marathon can be.
I am the opponent of all those who find the marathon bad: the psychologists, the physiologists, the doubters. I make the marathon beautiful for myself and for others. That's why I'm here.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
To describe the agony of a marathon to someone who's never run it is like trying to explain color to someone who was born blind.
Anyone can run 20 miles. It's the next six that count.
Learn to run when feeling the pain, then push harder.
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.
There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. Every jogger can't dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.
Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. If makes it feel needed.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
There is an expression among even the most advanced runners that getting your shoes on is the hardest part of any workout
Listen to your body. Do not be a blind and deaf tenant.
Every runner has a specific motivation and inspiration for running a marathon.
This year, all 36,000 of us will 'run together' to demonstrate the spirit of the marathon. We will still have our individual motivations, but we will be unified under the Boston Strong umbrella.
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
Run hard, be strong, think big!
It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.
We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves
The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit
Running! If there's any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can't think of what it might be.