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Running quotes make me more determined and focused. Scientifically, running is suitable for a healthy body and mind. It increases blood circulation, enhances mood, which adds to the glow. It is also one of the best options to add as a quick fitness routine for those who have a packed schedule. Running is a passion and profession for many. Marathons are organized at different levels to encourage running and fitness. Athletes have to follow another level of fitness and diet routine that doesn’t include only running.

On the surface, running has a purpose, either being fit or winning a race. Spiritually talking, many of us are a part of the rat race to run away from problems, guilt, and fear. We are doing most of the things without realizing the meaningful purpose. We all get to know our passion and the goal we are here for someday or the other. But the thing is, who has enough courage to leave the comfort one gets with being the majority. However, that is not an absolute comfort but a compromise to feel secure, which leads to unpleasant life.

In life, physical running and competition are good for health. But when it comes to living life, there is nothing like first and last. There must be no race, comparison, and competition. It leads to selfishness, negative emotions that kill humanity. Instead, there should be calmness, nourishing feelings, and positivity. It will always keep you with yourself, and that is all that matters.

Everyone is individual, and their race should be with themselves, not with one another. It is best to run on the track of our beliefs alone, even if we are alone. To reinvent ourselves together, I want to share some of my favorite running quotes with you all.

Here are 51 of the most resting-running quotes to stop being busy beating one another. I believe these running quotes will make you run towards what makes sense to you.

51 Most Energetic And Calming Running Quotes To Follow Your Passion

  1. “I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.” –Ronald Rook
  2. A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.” –Unknown
  3. “Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.” –Julie Isphording
  4. “Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” –Steve Prefontaine
  5. “The more I run, the more I love my body. Not because it’s perfect, far from it, but because with every mile it is proving to me that I am capable of more than I ever thought possible.” –Unknown
  6. “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
  7. “When your legs get tired, run with your heart.” –Unknown
  8. “Running is my private time, my therapy, my religion.” –Gail W. Kislevitz
  9. “Every run is a work of art, a drawing on each day’s canvas. Some runs are shouts and some runs are whispers. Some runs are eulogies and others celebrations.” –Dagny Scott Barrios
  10. “Never limit where running can take you. I mean that geographically, spiritually, and of course, physically.” –Bart Yasso
  11. “Running is real and relatively simple… but it ain’t easy.” –Mark Will-Weber
  12. “We run when we’re scared, we run when we’re ecstatic, we run away from our problems and run around for a good time.” –Christopher McDougall
  13. “A short run is better than no run.” –Unknown
  14. “I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.” –Jesse Owens
  15. “Run! Life’s too short to walk. Unless you don’t know where you’re running to, then move very slowly.” –Neil A. Hogan
  16. “The pain of running relieves the pain of living.” –Jacqueline Simon Gunn
  17. “We run to undo the damage we’ve done to body and spirit. We run to find some part of ourselves yet undiscovered.” –John Bingham
  18. “Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.” –Unknown
  19. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.” –Dean Karnazes
  20. “Running away from someone you love is a race you will never win.” –Matshona Dhliwayo
  21. “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
  22. “One run can change your day, many runs can change your life.” –Unknown
  23. “If you don’t think you were born to run you’re not only denying history. You’re denying who you are.” –Christopher McDougall
  24. “After all, if you run far enough, no one can catch you.” –V.E. Schwab
  25. “Running is great for your body. It will increase your energy levels and helps you to clear your mind.” –Heidi Klum
  26. “The only way for you to keep your mind straight is to run from those who would confuse you.” –Kristin Cashore
  27. “There will come a day when I can no longer run. Today is not that day.” –Unknown
  28. “The human spirit is indomitable. No one can ever say you must not run faster than this or jump higher than that. There will never be a time when the human spirit will not be able to better existing records.” –Sir Roger Bannister
  29. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” –Oprah Winfrey
  30. “Our running shoes have magic in them. The power to transform a bad day into a good day; frustration into speed; self-doubt into confidence; chocolate cake into muscle.” –Mina Samuels
  31. “I breathe in strength and breathe out weakness,’ is my mantra during marathons—it calms me down and helps me focus.” –Amy Hastings
  32. “When you run, the road belongs to you.” –Toni Sorenson
  33. “Life equals running and when we stop running maybe that’s how we’ll know life is finally finished.” –Patrick Ness
  34. “There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner.” –Dean Karnazes
  35. “Someone who is busier than you is running right now.” –Nike
  36. “I always run without music. Being disconnected is what I’m addicted to more than anything. There aren’t many places where you can be without your phone and computer. I’ve started to crave and enjoy that time alone.” –Christy Turlington
  37. “Running is flying intermittently.” –Alain Bremond-Torrent
  38. “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
  39. “The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other,… but to be with each other.” –Christopher McDougall
  40. “Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually pain passes and the flow returns. It’s part of racing.” –Frank Shorter
  41. “Running is the quickest endorphin hit I can get. I like to do it really early in the morning, before everyone gets up. It gives me a clear head and sort of resets the clock. It’s like, ‘OK, I got that out of the way. Now I can deal with people.” –Julie Bowen
  42. “You can alter mood by running.” –Tumpal Sihombing
  43. “The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.” –George Sheehan
  44. “I’ll be happy if running and I can grow old together.” –Haruki Murakami
  45. “I’ve learned that it’s what you do with the miles, rather than how many you’ve run” –Rod DeHaven
  46. “Running is the basis of all the training that I do…it’s like an escape.” –Ellie Goulding
  47. “Good things come slow, especially in distance running.” –Bill Dellinge
  48. “Fast running isn’t forced. You have to relax and let the run come out of you.” –Desiree Linden
  49. “Running strengthens self-motivation.” –Tumpal Sihombing
  50. “Running is therapy anyone can afford.” –Toni Sorenson
  51. “In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.” –Fred Lebow

Rahul Bansal

Rahul is a freelance author, chemist, a teacher and has a lot of passion for spirituality, humanity & self-development. Being in the writing industry for many years, Rahul has a plethora of knowledge which he loves to share and discuss with his readers. He loves to write about self-improvement and share quotes he finds inspiring.

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  • unaflores
    2:23 PM, 26 November 2021

    Thanks! For a magnificent selection of quotes, they are so powerful that after reading them, I want to get up and run) I want to add one of my favorite quotes to a wonderful article “People are mistaken, considering the athletes of the Great Olympians. Athlete is everyone. If you have a body, then you are an athlete” Phil Knight

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