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Readers Respond: Running Quotes for Motivation

Responses: 102


Updated September 17, 2009

Competition fuels me

"I'm stronger, see, I'm beating you." (referring to all the runners I pass by)
—Guest Marlcaunn Daeineem


Lions.... Zombies.... Angry wives.... in my head they are all chasing me
—Guest Eek

When I get tired

When I get tired I simply say over and over.....Who can....I can!
—Guest Big-C

Coach Liz

Practise does not make perfect, Perfect practise makes Perfect. Wayne McLellan, Schomberg, Ontario 1980
—Guest Elizabeth Stewart


I thought up this quote and it helps me tremendously and I use it for STRENGTH and ENDURANCE when I am tired and exhausted on a run. "Recycle the pain. Use ALL of your emotional/mental pain and life struggle and RECYCLE IT. Dont waste it. Turn it into Fuel. Use it for The Good!!"
—Guest Kerrie Magee

Miracles happen.

And sometimes, it's really hard to believe you can finish, but miracles do happen.
—Guest Jes

something a coach said

"Your body doesn't control you, you control your body"
—Guest ellies


My daily challenge is not to actually do the run; but, to get out of my warm bed and head out to the park and start running. I always feel stronger when I get back from my runs.
—Guest Dilma Camarillo

Mind Over Matter

"Your legs are not giving in, your head is giving up." This reminds me that if I take stock of how my body feels, it's usually willing to keep going. It's my willpower that is weak.
—Guest Newbie

Shortest distance

The shortest distance between point A and point B, is 42.195 meters
—Guest Smokemonkey

run with me

run,run,run,run,run,run,run,run,run,run,run,run,run. just put on your shoes and run with me:))
—Guest mark w

From hubby's engineering professor

"Suffer now, suffer later. Don't suffer now, suffer MORE later."
—Guest Lynry

Chinese proverb

Taste bitter, end sweet - in other words, difficult effort = results you can be proud of - got this from a kid's book in the Percy Jackson series
—Guest Lynry

Helps me stay positive during long runs

Never allow your mind tell your legs what to do. During a long race negative thoughts will creep in. When they do repeat this 5 times. Happy racing
—Guest Guest Louise

never back down

generally we realise after giving up so never give up don't give up never back down
—Guest nitishnagpal

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