We’ve all been there. You’re doing a training run or running a race and you just can’t seem to get it together. Either your mentally not in the game or aches and pains are making you rethink this whole “running” thing. You’re 1 mile into a long run and you want to quit.
These are all things that can happen to us during a run. That’s why we have to dig deep in those moments and use the power of positive thinking to get through those tough runs.
Luckily you can get a daily dose of inspiration through Runner’s World Quote of the Day (you can sign up to receive these quotes on the Runner’s World website). These inspirational/motivation quotes are delivered to your inbox daily.
Whether you call them inspirational quotes, motivational word or mantras, these are some of my favorites so far this year:
|Truth! I never thought I could run a half marathon,
but it was a dream of mine, so i got focused and trained hard.
|Running should be fun…always!
If it’s not, then you’re doing something wrong
|I learned this the hard way.
You have to train smart or else you might get injured
or dissapointed in your lack of progress
|When I first started running I thought walk breaks
meant that I wasn’t a “real” runner. I still can’t believe how foolish I was!
|Let’s get real. There are some days that I don’t want to run
but I still do it because the alternative of NOT moving my body is just lame!
|Running is at least 50% mental!|
|There is so much truth in this!
You must keep a blance between training and life.
|I’m all about setting goals…within reality.
For instance, I know I’ll never qualify for Boston based on time,
and that’s okay. I run for me, no one else.
|So you didn’t earn that PR? It’s fine! It’s not the end of the world.|
|At the end of 2014 I said I was going to run 15 half marathons in 2015.
At the time, I thought it was crazy.
Now I’m a few days out from completing that goal.
Sticking to the plan works!
|This is something that I am still working on, but I love the concept.
Feeling is always so much better than thinking anyway!
What are some of your favoite quotes or mantras?