For many people out there, running is an integral part of their lives. They know all the benefits that come with it, physically and mentally. Once you experience that powerful feeling of relief, it’s very unlikely to ever stop doing it.

Running helps you declutter your mind and reduce your stress levels. It can be hard and exhausting at first, but as soon as you’ll manage to run your first mile, you’ll realize that running is free therapy for both your body and soul.

Besides, the best thing about running is that it is for everyone. It’s free and it doesn’t require special skills or special trainings like other types of sport. It only requires your willingness to go outside, start walking and slowly increase the pace.

However, there are days when even real runners just aren’t feeling it. Maybe you’ve had a bad day at work of maybe it’s just the weather. On days like this, a motivational quote might be just what you need to make you step outside your house and start moving those feet.

Funny running quotes for the perfect caption

There are many challenges to long distance running, but one of the greatest is the question of where to put one’s house keys.

GABRIELLE ZEVIN

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.

MARTIN MULL

My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.

MILTON BERLE

Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run.

JUMBO ELLIOT

Life is short. Running makes it seem longer.

BARON HANSEN

It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.

BROOKS JOHNSON

It’s unnatural for people to run around the city streets unless they are thieves or victims. It makes people nervous to see someone running. I know that when I see someone running on my street, my instincts tell me to let the dog go after him.

MIKE ROYKO

The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back.

FRANKLIN JONES

Finland has produced so many brilliant distance runners because back home it costs $2.50 a gallon for gas.

ESA TIKKANNEN

I go running when I have to. Like when the ice cream truck is doing sixty.

WENDY LIEBMAN

Haste makes waste, so I rarely hurry. But if a ferret were about to dart up my dress, I’d run.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (more Alice in Wonderland quotes)

Running quotes to keep it short and sweet

Run, Forrest! Run!

FORREST GUMP (more Forrest Gump quotes)

A run begins the moment you forget you are running.

ADIDAS

All it takes is all you got.

MARC DAVIS

If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk.

BILL RODGERS

Don’t dream of winning, train for it!

MO FARAH

Pain is the body’s way of ridding itself of weakness.

DEAN KARNAZES

Run hard, be strong, think big!

PERCY CERUTTY

Running quotes that tell a lot about life

The harder the hill, the steeper the climb, the better the view from the finishing line.

PAUL NEWMAN

We all know that if you run, you are pretty much choosing a life of success because of it.

DEENA KASTOR

That’s what running does to lives. It’s not just exercise. It’s not just achievement. It’s a daily discipline that has nothing to do with speed, weight, social status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, where you live, what car you drive, or whether anyone anywhere loves you. It’s about the slow and painful process of being the best you can be.

MARTIN DUGARD

Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest.

HARUKI MURAKAMI

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

CONFUCIUS

If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t walk run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means keep moving.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (more Martin Luther King Jr. quotes)

Motivational running quotes to keep you going

Run like hell and get the agony over with.

CLARENCE DEMAR

I run so my goals in life will continue to get bigger instead of my belly.

BILL KIRBY

Get going… walk if you have to, but finish the damned race.

RON HILL

Run. Because zombies will eat the untrained ones first. 

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SURVIVAL GUIDE

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

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

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

Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.

STEVE PREFONTAINE

The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.

JOHN BINGHAM

Running quotes about marathons to beat your record

If you feel bad at 10 miles, you’re in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you’re normal. If you don’t feel bad at 26 miles, you’re abnormal.

ROB DE CASTELLA

Good things come slow. Especially in distance running.

BILL DELLINGER

How do you know if someone ran a marathon? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.

JIMMY FALLON

Running a marathon felt like I played in a very rough football game with no hitting above the waist.

ALAN PAGE

If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken him completely by surprise.

P.Z. PEARCE

Best running quotes from Nike

Running is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.

Nike

The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race. It’s to test the limits of the human heart.

Nike

Where your world becomes the next two strides.

Nike

Jack and Jill raced up the hill to see who was faster. Jack’s feet were bare, Jill had Nike Air, poor Jack could never catch her.

Nike

There are two types of people: Those who run and those who should. Nike believes in both.

Nike

There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighborhoods you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open.

Nike

If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you’d be back by now.

Nike

You either ran today or you didn’t.

Nike

Running. Sometimes, legs feel like rocks. But rocks under pressure make diamonds. Running is power.

Nike

Who says you can’t run away from your problems?

Nike

Someone who is busier than you is running right now.

Nike

But unless you are a runner, you won’t understand.

Nike

Run more than your mouth.

Nike

Running never takes more than it gives back. Believe in the run.

Nike

Ran sounds better than run.

Nike

I run like a girl. Keep up.

Nike

Mary had a little shoe. Its sole was full of air and anyone that Mary raced didn’t have a prayer.

Nike

Running quotes about Cross Country

A lot of people don’t realize that about 98 percent of the running I put in is anything but glamorous: 2 percent joyful participation, 98 percent dedication! It’s a tough formula. Getting out in the forest in the biting cold and the flattening heat, and putting in kilometer after kilometer.

ROB DE CASTELLA

I love running cross country. On a track, I feel like a hamster.

ROBIN WILLIAMS

Cross Country: No half times, no time outs, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport.

UNKNOWN

Cross Country philosophy — the faster you run the faster you’re done.

UNKNOWN

Running is a lot like life. Only 10 percent of it is exciting. 90 percent of it is slog and drudge.

DAVE BEDFORD