Whether you are new to running or an experienced marathoner who logs double digit miles on the regular, all of us can use a little boost of running motivation from time to time. Running inspiration can come in many forms, from a really great soundtrack (check out our list of 10 of The Best Running Songs of All Time) to finding a running mantra to accompany your miles.
Sometimes, it's a spark of inspiration from fellow runners who keep showing up day after day, mile after mile. We've gathered a list of 10 inspirational running quotes and mantras, courtesy of some Superfeet ambassadors and other notable runners.
Running Motivation Quotes
"You're fine. This is fine. Keep Going." — Courtney Dauwalter (for more inspiration, check out our Q and A with Courtney after her record-breaking finish at the 2018 Squamish 50-miler)
"Keep showing up..." — Des Linden
"Be a constant work in progress." — Gina Middaugh (read more about Gina in our Q and A about her 3 finishes at the Squamish 50/50)
"It isn't running away from your issues — it's running through them." — Kyle Whalum
"I run to breath the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary..." — Patrick Nguyen
"You know you've had a good training block when you start eating two dinners." — Patrick Nguyen
"Traditional paths are made by others. Your path should always be made by you." — Richard Middaugh
"One run can change everything. It can challenge your beliefs and it can break you down or build you up." — Richard Middaugh
"Show yourself that you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to." — Shannon Mahre (read about Shannon's awe-inspiring mountain biking clinics for women in this Ski Magazine feature)
"Work hard enough so that the only voice you hear inside your head is yelling at you that YOU CAN!" — Tara Warren