If you need a little inspiration, keep some of these motivational running quotes in mind. Although not all these quotes were originally about running, their meanings definitely can apply to the sport. Stick one of them on your fridge or mirror as a reminder of why you keep running.
1. Gatorade ad:
"You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face."
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."
3. Nina Kuscik:
"Running gives freedom. When you run you can determine your own tempo. You can choose your own course and think whatever you want. Nobody tells you what to do."
4. Lou Holtz:
"Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
5. Lowell Thomas:
"Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can."
"The answer to the big questions in running is the same as the answer to the big questions in life: do the best with what you've got."
7. Doug Larson:
"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."
"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."
9. Eleanor Roosevelt:
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
10. Sir Roger Bannister:
"No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable."