All The Running Motivation You Will Ever Need


Sometimes we have 100 reasons for losing our motivation to run. And, sometimes I have close to 100 inspiring mantras to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

It doesn’t matter where you are in your running adventure – at some point; you are going to lack motivation. That’s not to say that you are not committed, because you are. But, you just might not be as motivated to lace up those shoes and head out for a run in the sub Artic temperatures [I know that’s not just me talking..].


So, read up. Draw some motivation. My Square World friends always have the best advice:

If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down. –Buddha

Working hard for something we love is called P A S S I O N.

Patience is a virtue.

It doesn’t matter how slow you go. Just don’t stop [reflection on a first Spartan Beast]

You ask me why I run? The same reason I breath. I have to.

Form. Focus. Fit. Commit.

One foot in front of the other is the only way to move forward.

We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.

Believe deep down in your heart that you are destined to do great things.

Natures peace will flow into you, as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms, their energy, while cares will drop off like Autumn leaves. [words to live by when it gets a bit tough during a trail run]

If it were easy, everyone would do it.

Sore today. Strong tomorrow.

Live intentionally. Love every moment. [on staying in the moment]

The tortoise always wins.

Fall down 7 times, stand up 8.

There are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton

Stronger minds always win.

Today, find out how strong you are. [as announced to spin class attendees]

It’s not failure if you try, it’s just another stepping stone to success.

This is what you came here for.

In order to change, one must find comfort in the uncomfortable.

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.

Earned, not given!


Yesterday you said tomorrow.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Embrace the suck.

The road, it’s a good listener.

The cure for all things is saltwater – sweat, tears and the sea.

Collect your shit.

If you know you can do better, than do better.

Pain is only temporary, but you finish time is posted on the internet forever.

First move well, then move often. – Gray Cook

Fight for it!

You only have to do better than you did yesterday!

Never give up. Never look back. Never forget.

Keep on running….!

I don’t run because I love the feeling of running. I run because it makes me love the feeling of living. – Bonnie Pfester

When you can hold on. Hold on.

There is magic in the misery.

Someone, somewhere, is cheering you on, don’t let them down.

It does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. –Crystal

Be unreasonable. Be unstoppable. Be insanely committed. – Alexi Panos

Run to escape real life, so you can give to real life. –Crystal

Believe in yourself and be prepared to work hard. – Stella McCartney

Do things that feed your soul, not your ego, and you will be happy.

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one that endures, that the final victory comes. –Buddha

Work hard. Do good. Be incredible.

Know your W H Y.


There will be obstacles and there will be doubters. But with hard work, there are no limits.

Running is about doing something difficult and not stopping.


Nobody gets to the top of the mountain without falling on his face over and over again. – Jen Sincero

Anything’s possible is you’ve got enough nerve. – J.K. Rowling

You’ve got this. – Momentum Jewelry

Become a priority in your life.

Commitment means following through.

Be a constant work in progress.



RUN this day

Work [run] to see what you are capable of.

Change nothing and nothing changes.

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.

Look like a beauty. Run like a beast.

It’s not the finish line that matters. It is the struggle that went before.


Believe. Endure. Achieve. – Momentum Jewelry

It’s always more than sore legs. –Crystal


Re – read as necessary.


PS – Big hugs to all the contributed to this list. Let’s keep it going. Add your favorite mantras in the comments below. When I am at mile TOO MANY of the next big race, I’ll be channeling ALL of these. Happy Friday friends!


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