10 Great Running Quotes From Pinterest

Run­ning attracts inspi­ra­tional peo­ple, but even those who inspire oth­ers need a pep talk some­times. That’s why we took the lib­er­ty of repost­ing our top 10 favorite run­ning quotes (for now at least) from Pin­ter­est. Read on, get inspired, and lace up!pinterest-quotes-for-running-featured

“No mat­ter how slow you go, you are still lap­ping every­one one on their couch.” —No attri­bu­tion, from Pinterest

So. Damn. True. It’s easy to tear your­self a new one after hav­ing a bad run, but unless you fell and broke your leg, you can always remem­ber you’re bet­ter for hav­ing run at all. 


“I run because long after my foot­prints fade away, maybe I will have inspired a few to reject the easy path, hit the trails, put one foot in front of the oth­er, and come to the same con­clu­sion I did: I run because it always takes me where I want to go.” Dean Kar­nazes, ultra marathoner

Just like a dream, run­ning can take you any­where; just get mov­ing for­ward and let your mind be free.


“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.”
George Shee­han, one of the most well known long dis­tance run­ning coaches

Although any run­ner would be lying if they said they’ve nev­er felt the urge to kick it up a notch to pass some­one, or that they don’t get aggra­vat­ed when oth­ers pass them, most run­ners are also focused on beat­ing them­selves. Rare is a run­ner who is any­thing oth­er than proud and hap­py upon learn­ing they ran a per­son­al record.


“I run because some­how com­plete­ly exhaust­ing myself is the most relax­ing part of my day.” —No attri­bu­tion, from Pinterest

This is one of those quotes that at first cracks a smile, which is quick­ly fol­lowed up by a “huh” as the truth of the state­ment sinks in. Tax­ing your body, the way run­ning does, allows your mind to let go of its oth­er thoughts and con­cen­trate on just one thing—you and your wellbeing.


“If we all did the things we are capa­ble of, we would astound our­selves.”
Thomas Edi­son

If you can find the courage to call your­self a run­ner, you’ve already com­mit­ted to bet­ter­ing your­self through hard work, deter­mi­na­tion, and many hard miles for every glo­ri­ous one. Stop hold­ing back; ignore the fear; and be astound­ed by what you can do.


 “It’s much eas­i­er to get over pain than regrets.” —No attri­bu­tion, from Pinterest

How often have you missed a PR because you were afraid of the pain of push­ing a lit­tle hard­er, a lit­tle longer? How often did you almost sign up for that race, but chick­en out at the last second…and then regret it? Nev­er again. You owe your­self the chance to see what you can do.


“I nev­er thought one sport could change my entire out­look on life—until I became a run­ner.” —No attri­bu­tion, from Pin­ter­est

Nine­ty-nine per­cent of run­ners agree that run­ning has some­how changed their lives for the bet­ter. Can’t real­ly argue with that.


“A 12-minute mile is JUST AS FAR as a 6‑minute mile.” —No attri­bu­tion, from Pinterest

With all the empha­sis in our cul­ture on win­ning and being the fastest, smartest, pret­ti­est, blah, blah, blah, it’s good to be remind­ed that any move­ment and action toward a health­i­er lifestyle is bet­ter than none. You don’t have to be the first per­son across the fin­ish line to win the race—everyone is run­ning his or her own race.


“It’s my soul that keeps me run­ning. My body told me to quit a cou­ple of miles ago…” No attri­bu­tion, from Pin­ter­est

Com­mon sense often tells run­ners that they are tired, sore, and ought to slow down or rest up. There is some­thing else inside of them that choos­es to keep going any­way. It could be the soul, it could be pure stub­born­ness, but who cares whats it’s called so long as it’s there.


“When you wake up in the morn­ing, just remem­ber how for­tu­nate you are to be alive, to breath, to think, to enjoy, to love, and of course to run.” —No attri­bu­tion, from Pinterest

When all is said and done, no mat­ter how your run went that day, just be thank­ful you got to run at all.

By: Audra Run­dle