I love quotes. They can be an awesome pick-me-up whenever I need it! I’m always on the lookout for more, so check back often (and please leave me any that inspire you!).

When you wake up, get up. When you get up, do something.

Few of us know what we are capable of doing. We have never pushed ourselves hard enough to find out. Alfred A. Montapert

There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I’m going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts. Eat Pray Love

No matter how hard it was, or how much I didn’t want to run that day, I always felt better afterward. Some days, that’s all that got me out the door. The best part was at the end of every day, when I had a sharp sense of having accomplished something measurable and definable. I won a little victor every day that nobody could take away from me. I don’t have that sense when I don’t run. Katherine Switzer

Tough times don’t last but tough people do. A.C. Green

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

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. Randy Pausch

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? Maryanne Williamson

Running is the greatest metaphor for life because you get out of it what you put into it. Oprah Winfrey

Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. Doug Larson

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

Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’ The answer is usually: ‘Yes’. Paul Tergat

Whether you believe you can or believe you can’t, you’re probably right. Henry Ford

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher

I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought. Arthur Blank

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. William Ellery Channing

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Dolly Parton

Everything you need is already inside. Just do it. Nike

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. Les Brown

If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud. Emile Zola

Nobody ever drowned in sweat. USMC saying

Never, never, never give up. Winston Churchill

Dance as though no one is watching you,

Love as though you have never been hurt,

Sing as though no one can hear you,

Live as though heaven is on earth. Souza

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert F. Kennedy

Good enough never is.

I don’t wake up and run to give me that extra boost of energy. I don’t spend hours at the gym to relieve stress. And I didn’t start taking yoga classes to spend even more time with my friends. The truth? I want to look good naked. Doesn’t everybody? Nike

We will either find a way or make one.

I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement. Steve Prefontaine

Running never takes more than it gives back.

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare. Juma Ikangaa

If you dont think you were born to run not only are you denying history. You’re denying who you are.

One shoe changed my life. Cinderella

Our running shoes are really erasers. Every step erases a memory of a past failure. Every mile brings us closer to a clean slate. Each footstrike rubs away a word, a look, or an event that led us to believe that success was beyond our grasp. John Bingham

If you can’t run, walk. if you can’t walk, crawl. But no matter what, do whatever you have to do to keep moving forward.

There have been many days I regretted skipping a run, but there has never been a day when I regretted taking one.

Running has taken me in, and continues to comfort, heal and challenge me in all kinds of magical ways. I am not a ‘good runner’ because I am me. I am a good ‘me’ because I am a runner. Karen Armstrong

The uncertainties of the present always give way to the enchanted possibilities of the future. Kirkland

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. Dennis Kimbro


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