169 BEST Running Quotes For Instagram (Selected)

David R Grant Jan 18, 2023
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Running is more than just a physical activity–it’s an emotional and mental journey, too.


These running quotes for Instagram will inspire your followers to stay motivated and excited about running, no matter what the weather or season!


1. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” – Dean Karnazes


2. “The road will always be there; it has become part of me. I am the road running in all its forms- running fast or slow, running lonely with my thoughts or surrounded by people who share my dreams and goals.” – Martin Parnell


3. “Running isn't a sport for pretty boys...It's about the sweat in your hair and the blisters on your feet. Its the frozen spit on your chin and sore muscles at night that make running great." – Unknown


4. "Run like hell and get the agony over with." - Clarence DeMar


5. "The only easy day was yesterday" - Unknown


6 .“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up & begin again.” –Flavia


7. “You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what is coming.” – Frank Shorter


8. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” – Oprah Winfrey


9. “The biggest mistake runners make is thinking that running faster will make them happier and more successful…Running slower often brings greater rewards!”–John Bingham


10. "It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners... eventually you learn that running a race is really a race against yourself." -Bill Rodgers


11. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” –Dean Karnazes


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


13. “The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.” – Juma Ikangaa

14. "Running is not a sport for pretty boys... It's about the sweat in your hair and the blisters on your feet, it's about running till your lungs hurt."–Unknown


15. “Run as hard as a wild animal when you feel the primal surge to just go.”– Christopher McDougall


16. “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


17. “The running mind is clear and full of possibilities; running itself is both joy and refuge.” –Roger Robinson


18. “Run until your pride is raw, running until it’s all that will get you through the last mile."–Unknown


19. "A good runner leaves no trace - like a ghost on the wind" - Unknown

20. “Running is not just a physical exercise, it’s also running the race of life.” – Unknown


21. “We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable."–Sir Roger Bannister


22. “The miracle isn’t that I finished; the miracle is that I had the courage to start!” – John Bingham


23. "Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up." -Dean Karnazes


24. "If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


25. "Pain is temporary running makes it worthwhile" - Unknown


26. "Running-it's meditative in motion"-Jacki Wachtel \\


27. "I often hear someone say I'm not a real runner. We are all real runners no matter how fast or how far we can go." - Kristin Armstrong


28. "Running is about finding your inner peace, and so is a life well lived" - Dean Karnazes


29. “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it” – Unknown


30. “The only one who can tell you 'you can't' is you. And you don't have to listen." – Nike running slogan.


31. "We run, not because we think it's doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...the more restricted our society and work become the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'you must not run faster than this or jump higher than that." – Sir Roger Bannister


32. "Running is a mental sport and we're all insane!" – running proverb


33. “Run to the finish line, not from it” – Unknown


34. “It's not about being the best; it's about being better than you were yesterday." -Unknown


35. “Not all those who wander are lost" -JRR Tolkien


36. "If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


37. "The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race." - Unknown


38. “The miracle isn’t that I finished; the miracle is that I had the courage to start!” – John Bingham


39. "Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up." -Dean Karnazes


40. "Life has more meaning when running" – Unknown


41. “Running is a mental sport and we're all insane!" – running proverb


42. “It's not about being the best; it's about being better than you were yesterday." -Unknown


43. "You don't run for the finish line… You run for the journey."- Anonymous


44. “We often think running is a physical thing, but it’s mental too. When you train your mind, running becomes easier and more enjoyable." -Unknown


45. "Why do I run? because running changes everything" - Unknown


46. “Running isn't just about the heart and lungs, it's a total body experience" – Unknown


47. “No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch” – Unknown


48. "If running was easy everyone would do it!" - Unknown


49. "The impossible is often the untried."– Jim Goodwin


50. "The running never really ends, it's just taken to a different level of consciousness." - Unknown


51. “If you want to run, run a mile. If you want your life to change, run a marathon!” – Emil Zatopek


52. "A bad day running is still better than the best day sitting!" -Unknown


53. “Running gives your dream wings and makes them fly”- Nikki Hamilton


54. "It all starts with one step"– Running proverb


55. “Run hard, be strong, think big!” – Desi Linden


56. “You don't have to go fast, You just have o go."- Wesley Corrales


57. "We can do hard things"-Unknown


58."It's not about the destination; it's about the journey along the way" - Unknown


59. "If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


60. "Every morning in Africa an gazelle wakes up knowing that he must outrun the fastest lion or else he will die."- Unknown


61. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it” – Oprah Winfrey


62. "The running never really ends, it's just taken to a different level of consciousness." - Unknown


63. “Running teaches us to keep going when everything inside us says to stop” – John Bingham


64. "When running gets hard, remember why you started"– Unknown


65. “Pain is temporary; quitting lasts forever”- Lance Armstrong


66. "Stop wishing, start running"– running proverb


67. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


68. “Sometimes the only thing that gives me peace is putting on my shoes and running away from all my problems” – Anonymous


69. "You don't have to go fast; You just have o go."- Wesley Corrales


70. "When nothing seems right...go run"- Running Proverb


71. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it” – Oprah Winfrey


72. “Pain is temporary; quitting lasts forever”- Lance Armstrong


73. "Run for a cause not for applause"- Unknown


74. "The running never really ends, it's just taken to a different level of consciousness." - Unknown


75. “Sometimes all we need to be happy is a big goal and small steps daily towards achieving it” – Anonymous


76. “Never forget why you started running in the first place"– Unknown


77. "Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation"-Unknown


78."Life has more meaning when running" – Unknown


79. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


80. "There will come a day where hard work and perseverance will beat talent and luck."- unknown


81. “Life is like running a long race, you don’t know what will happen but the only way to finish is to keep running” – Unknown


82. "Stop wishing and start running"- Running Proverb


83. “Run it fast or run it slow; just make sure you run it!” -Anonymous


84. “My feet are my only tools on this never-ending journey of life” – Anonymous


85. "The best distance runners have tremendous mental discipline and focus"–Unknown

86. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown

87. "You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one"– James A Froude


88."It's all about how much heart you put in the miles that really matters in running" - Unknown


89. "Running gives me courage for other challenges I face in life"- Unknown


90. "If running were easy, we'd call it football" – Martin Luther King Jr


91. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up” – Dean Karnazes


92. "The running never really ends, it's just taken to a different level of consciousness." - Unknown


93. "Pain is only temporary but quitting lasts forever"– Lance Armstrong


94. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”- Confucius


95. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


96. "Running shoes are the only thing separating me from true greatness"- Unknown


97. “With running comes strength and courage to conquer anything” – Anonymous


98. “When running gets hard remember why you started in the first place"– Unknown


99. "Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation" - Unknown


100. "Start running and finish strong!"- Running Proverb


101. "The pain of running is just weakness leaving your body"– Unknown


102. “Life has more meaning when running” – Unknown


103. “Success comes from consistent hard work and dedication” - Unknown


104. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it” – Oprah Winfrey


105. "No one ever said running was easy, but few have regretted starting"- Unknown


106. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


107. "Run to be happy not to win"– Anonymous


108. "Life's a marathon not a sprint, so don't give up on yourself"–unknown


109."Every run brings me closer to home"- Running Proverb


110. “You can never be over prepared in running”- Anonymous


111. “Running is a great way to be in the moment and get away from it all” – Anonymous

112. "Run with your heart, not with your legs"– Unknown


113. “The running never really ends, it's just taken to a different level of consciousness." - Unknown


114. "Strength doesn't come from winning but running your hardest" - Unknown


115. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


116. "Your best run happens when you forge.t that you're running at all." –unknown


117. “Every stride I take brings me closer to my goal”- Unknown


118. "You are stronger than you think; running will help you find out how strong"– Unknown


119."All progress comes through commitment and consistency"- unknown


120. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


121. “Running is a metaphor for life: if you fall, get back up” – Unknown


122. "The running never really ends, it's just taken to a different level of consciousness." - Unknown


123. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up” – Dean Karnazes


124. "Running isn't about being better than someone else. It's about being better than yesterday"–Unknown


125. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


126. "Your strength grows in the moments when you think that you can't go on but keep running anyway"–unknown


127. “Your running will become your therapy and a source of motivation"- Anonymous


128. "Always strive for more than what is expected of yourself on the run"- Unknown


129. "Real success comes from pushing beyond where no one has ever been before"- unknown


130. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


131. “Running is a mental sport, and we're all insane"– Unknown


132 . "Your running will become your sanity"- Anonymous


133."You can't control the outcome of running but you can control how hard you work for it" – Unknown


134. “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation"-Unknown


135. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


136. "The only way to find out how far you can go is by running"–unknown


137. "It's not just running, it's also running to the finish line"– Unknown


138. “Running a race has nothing to do with how fast you can go; it's about running your own race” – Unknown


139."You will never know your limits unless you push yourself past them"–unknown


140. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


141."The only person you should be competing against is yourself"- Anonymous


142. "Every run brings me closer to home"- Running Proverb


143. “Success isn't given, it's earned through hard work and consequence" - running proverbe


144. “Your running will become your therapy and a source of motivation"- Anonymous


145. "Pain is just weakness leaving the body"–unknown


146. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


147. “Running can sometimes be painful, but you'll only learn perseverance if you continue running” – Unknown


148."The only way to find out how far you can go is by running" – unknown


149. "You're capable of more than you think; running will help reveal your true potential"– Unknown


150. "Run with pride, run with passion, run with heart" — Unknown


151. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


152. "Success comes from training smarter not necessarily harder "- unknown


153. "Every stride taken brings me closer to my goals"- Anonymous


154. “Running is life for me; it's an escape into another world full of possibilities” – Unknown


155. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


156. "The only way to get better is by running, even if you don't see the results right away" – unknown


157. "A run-full day starts with a good running attitude and ends with a sense of accomplishment"- Anonymous


158. “Running isn't just about the journey, but also about reaching the finish line” – Unknown


159. "I believe in running my own race at my own pace"– unknown


160. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


161. "Your strength grows in moments when you think that you can't go on but keep running anyway"–unknown


162. "Success comes from pushing beyond where no one has ever been before"- unknown


163. "Running will often take me further than I thought I could go "-Anonymous


164. “Be proud of every mile as each step brings you closer to your goal” – Unknown


165. “If running was easy everyone would do it!" -Unknown


166. "Running is a mental sport, and we're all insane"– Unknown


167. "Your running will become your sanity"- Anonymous


168. “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation"-Unknown


169."You can't control the outcome of running but you can control how hard you work for it" – Unknown


Whether running is a part of your regular routine or you’re just starting out, these running quotes for Instagram will help motivate and inspire you to keep going.


From “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation"-Unknown to "You can't control the outcome of running but you can control how hard you work for it" – Unknown, each quote speaks volumes about the power that running has in our lives.


So take some time today to reflect on why running matters so much to us and use one of these inspiring running quotes as your next post!

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