22 Inspirational Running Quotes from Successful Female and Mom Runners

Inspirational running quotes to keep you running, and never giving up in life!

Running is often compared to life, so I feel like I could almost label this inspirational life quotes.

Running and I go way back. It has been my saving grace a time or two. There really is hope and inspiration in running. The ability to push your body further than it thinks it is capable.

When I got depressed in college and then again when I had my daughter, running got me through.

It was (and is) my mood stabilizer. It seemed like the one thing I could control in my life. It was just me and the road fighting off my demons.

If I was upset, or just needed to get away and clear my thoughts, I’d put on my running gear, turn my music up, and just run it out.

I ALWAYS feel better after a run.


It never fails me. (It also helps me stay fit)

There are not a lot of things greater than a runner’s high. It’s that feeling that you can just take on the world!

Today, I compiled a list of inspirational quotes from several successful female runners (and some are also moms), who kick butt, take on the world, and run a whole heck of a lot faster than me!

I hope it inspires you to keep running, or just to not give up on whatever it is you are fighting for in your life.

I know I needed this today, and I now I feel like I can kick life’s butt!

22 Inspirational Running Quotes from Successful Female and Mom Runners

“All runners are tough. Everyone has to have a little fire in them, that even in tough times, can’t be turned off” –Shalane Flanagan

“If it’s not hard, you’re not dreaming big enough.” – Shalane Flanagan

Running Quotes

“Once you make the decision that you will not fail, the heart and the body will follow.” – Kara Goucher

“It is very rewarding to feel and see progress. I am going to put my head down and keep pluggin away. I believe the best is yet to come.” –Shalane Flanagan

“Do the work. Do the analysis. But feel your run, feel your race, feel the joy that is running.” – Kara Goucher

“Don’t be afraid to dream of achieving the impossible.” -Shalane Flanagan

Running Quotes

“The biggest pressure comes from within. You know what you want to do and what you’re capable of.” – Paula Radcliffe

“In the midst of an ordinary training day, I try to remind myself that I am preparing for the extraordinary.” –Shalane Flanagan

“Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.” – Julie Isphording

“Keep your head up, keep your heart strong.” – Shalane Flanagan

“Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.” –Kara Goucher

“It doesn’t matter how fast or how far you’re going. If you’re putting on your shoes and going out for a run, you are a runner, you are in that club. –Kara Goucher

Running Quotes

“Life and running is not all about time, but about our experiences along the way” –Jennifer Rhines

“Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great. “ -Kara Goucher

“We all know that if you run, you are choosing a life of success because of it” –Deena Kastor

“As soon as you start to focus on the negative, you’re dead” -Libbie Hickman

“There are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” – Kara Goucher

“Don’t listen to negative influences. Believe in yourself, and show others what you can do. Only “you” can find your potential.” -Marla Runyan


“Racing is the fun part: It’s the reward of all the hard work” – Kara Goucher

“I simply adore the exhaustion that comes with training hard.” –Deena Kastor

“If you stay in your comfort zone, you’re not going to do anything special”. –Deena Kastor

“Some people have a negative attitude, and that’s their disability” – Marla Runyan

Running Quotes

Don’t let yourself get in the way of your dreams, and surely, don’t give up.

Run no matter your pace, no matter your distance, and no matter the time!

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