Quotes - Running

Quotes about running by topic: Motivation and running, Running features, Life and running, Runners, People and running, Attitude to running, Sports and running, Health and running, Music and running, Problems and running, Freedom and running, Food and running, Drinking and running, Pain and running.

Motivation and running

I started running at 72 because I got tired of the boring conversations about funerals. (Ruth Rothfarb)
Shut up and run. (Matthew Inman)
Run! Life’s too short to walk. Unless you don’t know where you’re running to, then move very slowly. (Neil A. Hogan)
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. (Dean Karnazes)
After all, if you run far enough, no one can catch you. (V.E. Schwab)
Running strengthens self-motivation. (Tumpal Sihombing)
It’s not so much that I began to run, but that I continued. (Hal Higdon)
If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it. (Priscialla Welch)
Running became the one event in my daily life that I looked forward to. Books and movies paled in comparison to the refuge of my feet slapping patiently in the fresh morning air. (Kate Kinsey)
I started running to escape the memories that drinking couldn’t cover up. (Dean Karnazes)
I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that. (Dean Karnazes)

Running features

Running is flying intermittently. (Alain Bremond-Torrent)
Running is my private time, my therapy, my religion. (Gail W. Kislevitz)
Running is an effort to escape from comfort zone. (Tumpal Sihombing)
Running is like a washing machine for body and soul. (Annette Fröhlich)
Running is about finding your inner peace, and so is a life well lived. (Dean Karnazes)
Running is like building a house and putting a book in it every day. (Kathrine Switzer)
Running is real and relatively simple… but it ain’t easy. (Mark Will-Weber)
Running is that big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks, are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today. (Peter Maher)
Children run everywhere for a reason–it’s fun. Grown-ups can forget that sometimes. (Jim Butcher)
Jogging: As tiring but classier than running. (Philippe Bouvard)
Good things come slow, especially in distance running. (Bill Dellinger)
I’ve learned that it’s what you do with the miles, rather than how many you’ve run. (Rod DeHaven)
There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul. (Kristin Armstrong)

Life and running

Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. (Oprah Winfrey)
I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days. (Ronald Rook)
The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life. (George Sheehan)
When you feel life’s slow, run ! (Tumpal Sihombing)
Running prolongs life, but running around shortens it. (Konstantin Kushner)
Life equals running and when we stop running maybe that’s how we’ll know life is finally finished. (Patrick Ness)
I see life as a great relay race where each of us before falling must take the challenge of being a man further. (Romain Gary)
Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive than in a fog, and I believe running helps you do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life. (Haruki Murakami)
We work, work, work and we run, run, run. We sometimes say to ourselves, out of breath: God, life passes quickly. But it’s not that at all: life is immobile, it’s us who are in the race. (Yann Martel)

Runners

All runners are tough. Everyone has to have a little fire in them, that even in tough times, can’t be turned off. (Shalane Flanagan)
A runner must run with dreams in his heart. (Emil Zatopek)
It doesn’t matter how fast or how far you’re going. If you’re putting on your shoes and going out for a run, you are a runner, you are in that club. (Kara Goucher)
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. (John Bingham)
I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner. (Bart Yasso)
An optimistic runner is not in the rain, he is showering under a cloud. (Hans-Peter Elz)
Two joggers passed, shoes cheerfully slapping against the pavement.(S. Shepard)

People and running

Bird flies, fish swims, man runs. (Emil Zatopek)
As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are. (Joan Benoit Samuelson)
The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race. It’s to test the limits of the human heart. (Bill Bowerman)
A lot of people run a race to see who’s the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts. (Steve Prefontaine)
You can alter mood by running. (Tumpal Sihombing)
Fast running isn’t forced. You have to relax and let the run come out of you. (Desiree Linden)
Running has taught me, perhaps more than anything else, that there’s no reason to fear starting lines — or other new beginnings. (Amby Burfoot)

Attitude to running

Running is the best thing that has happened to me in my life. (Jens Karrass)
Of all the things I’ve made a habit of doing throughout my life, running is the most helpful and meaningful, I have to admit. (Haruki Murakami)
Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. (Rudyard Kipling)
Running … led to a deep happiness that only comes from doing what you love, what your soul screams at you to do upon waking each day. (S.F. Hick)
Running ain’t no bad thing. Leastways if you run in the right direction. (Mark Lawrence)

Sports and running

Every race proves a new opportunity to educate myself about what it means to be a runner and what it means to run. (Jill Grunenwald)
Even if we train for a specific race, running is a lifelong sport. (Alberto Salazar)
When I started, I didn’t expect to compete. I liked to run, that’s all. (Stéphane Diagana)
An athlete cannot run with money in his pocket. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head. (Emil Zatopek)

Quotes about sports

Health and running

Running is therapy anyone can afford. (Toni Sorenson)
Running is great for your body. It will increase your energy levels and helps you to clear your mind. (Heidi Klum)
Those who never run long distance or meditate in their lifetimes, miss out on the best free drugs the planet has to offer. (Robert Black)

Music and running

Running is like music. It requires rhythm and focus. It requires dedication. It requires a dogged ability to shut out everything else. The herd is strung out below me, keeping time with the thump and slap of their cross-trainers. I hold the sound in my head and subtract cars, trucks, motorcycles, voices until it’s nothing but a song. (Brenna Yovanoff)
I always run without music. (Christy Turlington)

Problems and running

If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them. (Christopher McDougall)
However fast we run, we will never reach the horizon. (Robert Sabatier)
Running away from someone you love is a race you will never win. (Matshona Dhliwayo)

Freedom and running

Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible. Nothing unattainable. (Kara Goucher)
When you run, the road belongs to you. (Toni Sorenson)

Quotes about freedom

Food and running

For me, a day without training is like a day without food. (Haile Gebrselassie)
If you are fast at feasting and slow at running, eat with your feet and run with your mouth.
(De Lucien)

Drinking and running

It’s better to have fun by running than sorrow by drinking. (Gerhard Uhlengruck)
All I want to do is drink beer and train like an animal. (Rod Dixon)

Pain and running

The pain of running relieves the pain of living. (Jacqueline Simon Gunn)
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. (Haruki Murakami)

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