Running Quotes

Posted on Oct 28, 2009 under Random | 4 Comments

I’ve always wanted to create a running quotes page (link also on the top of the blog..), but just never had the time to find all the good ones and compile into one list, and I still don’t.

After my first year of running cross country, I had one of the senior XC captains (also a friend of my older brother) sign my yearbook. What he said was pretty encouraging and got me to train really hard that summer and improve that very next cross country season.

My old high school cross country coach did this thing at the end of the season where he got a picture of each of the runners from a race, wrote something about that runner, framed it and gave them as gifts during our cross country banquet. And behind that frame, he wrote a more personal note that only the runner got to read, I decided to share what my coach said to me.

I’m hoping I could think of more of these types of quotes, if not, at least put up some other ones that I remember from high school cross country or even now. I do get daily running quotes from Runner’s World, it shouldn’t be too hard.

Maybe this will help encourage others to either start running again or continue to train and work hard at whatever they’re trying to achieve.

4 Responses to “Running Quotes”

  1. Steve Car Insurance Says:

    I ran hard surface and trails for 30 years. I especially loved running in the Wilderness trail areas of Western Montana, although you have to dodge a lot of horse and mule pack trains. I miss that all now. My ankle lost all the cartilage, and my ankle muscles and ligaments stretched out. I have no control over the ankle anymore and wear a prosthetic brace up to just under my knee. I’m 61 and my message is to enjoy every day your run, rain or shine. Life is kind of dull when you lose your ability.

  2. lindsay Says:

    i have an old journal-book of quotes from college myself. always on the lookout for new, fire-lighting quotes! those were great messages from your old teammate and coach. hope you find many more good ones to add to the list.

  3. X-country2 Says:

    What a great idea. Running touches your soul, and it’s only those who’ve been in the trenches with you who can touch it.

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