Quotes for Inspiration

I may not be the fastest. the slimmest, the most perfect runner – but the moment I step out the door, this grandma is a runner just like everyone else. – Grandma to Half Marathon

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“Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.” – Sarah Condor

“Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.”-Steve Prefontaine

“I’m always nervous. If I wasn’t nervous, it would be weird. I get the same feeling at all the big races. It’s part of a routine, and I accept it. It means I’m there and I’m ready”~ Allyson Felix

Don’t ask me why I run, ask yourself why you don’t.  ~Anonymous

“But I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place, it means getting the best out of yourself.” Meb Keflezighi

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” –William James

“Last is just the slowest winner.” C. Hunter Boyd

“Running the marathon gave me an inner strength that changed my life…just finishing can have a profound effect on your confidence and self-esteem.” Henley Gibble

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

There’s no such thing as luck in running. You get out of it what you put in to it…”

“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, New York City Marathon co-founder

“Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'” – Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
-Joshua J. Marine

“More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.”
-Unknown Author

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