12 Inspiring Quotes for Runners

When the going gets tough, remember why you run. Here are 12 inspiring quotes that any runner can relate to:

1. The First Step is the Hardest But It's Oh So Worth It.

2. "The Starting Point of All Achievement is Desire. Keep This Constantly in Mind. Weak Desires Bring Weak Results, Just As A Small Amount of Fire Makes a Small Amount of Heat." -Napoleon Hill

3. The Greatest Pleasure in Life is Doing What People Say You Cannot Do.

Doing what people say you cannot do

4. The Greatest Pleasure in Life Isn't Just Doing What People Say You Cannot Do, It's Achieving What You Thought You Couldn't Do.

5. The Voice In Your Head That Says You Can't Do This Is A Liar.

6. Redefine Your Impossible Every Single Day.

7. It Never Gets Easier You Just Get Stronger.

doesn't get easier

8. You Don't Have To Run Fast, You Just Have to Go.

9. Do It For The Looks People Give You When You Tell Them How Far You Ran Yesterday.

10. "It's Very Hard To Understand In The Beginning That The Whole Idea Is Not To Beat The Other Runners. Eventually You Learn That The Competition Is Against The Little Voice Inside You That Wants You To Quit." - George Sheehan

11. I May Not Be The Strongest, I May Not Be The Fastest, But I'm Sure As Hell Trying My Hardest.

and last but not least (and my personal favorite)

12. Pain is Temporary. Instagram Photos Last Forever.

No one runs a half marathon because it's easy. Personally I continue to throw my money at half marathons to remind myself that pain is temporary, that I am so much more than I think I am, and that my limits don't exist. It's one foot in front of the other. It doesn't matter if you run slowly, sprint, skip, hop, or crawl, you'll make it to the finish line. You already signed up, now you just have to keep going. Until tomorrow, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.