Running Quotes to Get Inspired

We all have times where our running motivation can slump, but with a little inspiration, you'll be happily lacing up your running shoes again in no time. Here are some of the best running quotes to keep you running happy:

Photo by Marques Jackson.

“For every runner who tours the world running marathons, there are thousands who run to hear the leaves and listen to the rain, and look to the day when it is suddenly as easy as a bird in flight.” -George Sheehan

"If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon." -Katherine Switzer

“And while these pounds were being shed, while the physiological miracles were occurring with the heart and muscle and metabolism, psychological marvels were taking place as well. Just so, the world over, bodies, minds, and souls are constantly being born again, during miles on the road.” -George Sheehan

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” -Steve Prefontaine

“The will to win means nothing if you haven’t the will to prepare.” -Juma Ikangaa

“The gun goes off and everything changes… the world changes… and nothing else really matters.” -Patti Sue Plummer

"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at." -Jesse Owens