Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.— Usain Bolt
Eye-opening Motivational Running quotations
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.
Trample the weak. Hurdle the dead.
Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.
God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose.
Everything you need is already inside.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit.
The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
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.
Run with your heart instead of your mind.
When you think with your mind, you think of the things you can and can't do. But when you run with your heart you forget about what you can't do, and you just go out and do it.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable.
Make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up.
Goals aren't enough. You need goals plus deadlines: goals big enough to get excited about and deadline to make you run. One isn't much good without the other, but together they can be tremendous.
Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.
My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life.
I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.
The only way to define your limits is by going beyond them.
If someone says, 'Hey, I ran 100 miles this week.
How far did you run?' ignore him! What the hell difference does it make?.... The magic is in the man, not the 100 miles.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn't the same as the one I was wearing, I'd run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother.
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.
The body does not want you to do this.
As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy...It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.
A runner must run with dreams in his heart.
Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running.
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
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.
He can run, but he can't hide.
Just put one foot in front of the other.
I always tell beginning runners: Train your brain first.
It's much more important than your heart or legs.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
I always loved running.... It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power.