21 Best Inspirational Female Running Quotes For Motivation In 2019

It takes 21 days to develop a new habit, and it's our mission to inspire female runners to push their limits because that's where transformation happens. 
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It takes 21 days to develop a new habit, and it's our mission to inspire female runners to push their limits because that's where transformation happens. 

Hopefully, these inspirational running quotes will inspire you for 21 days to believe in yourself, and push yourself to new heights you never knew were possible.

Feel free to leave your comments below to share your progress and inspire other women to reach higher, push harder, and break through to the next level!


Female Running Quotes To Keep You Going


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“The voice inside your head that says you can’t do this is a liar.” - Unknown

"Running has given me the courage to start, the determination to keep trying, and the childlike spirit to have fun along the way. Run often and run long, but never outrun your joy of running." - Julie Isphording


Inspiring Running Quotes For Pushing Limits

“Never set limits, go after your dreams, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries. And laugh a lot – it’s good for you!” - Paula Radcliffe

"Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to the end." - Kim Cowart, runner and journalist.

Female Running Quotes Inspiring You To Take Action


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"You Don't Have To Run Fast, You Just Have to Go." - Unknown

"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret." - Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Champion


Running For Personal Development


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"The challenge and the energy running requires may be a selfish one, but it actually motivates me to be stronger in my relationships." - Joan Benoit Samuelson, Winner, First Women's Olympic Marathon

“Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.” - Unknown

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

"Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance-you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet." - Doris Brown Heritage

"We all know that if you run, you are pretty much choosing a life of success because of it." - Deena Kastor


Best Running Quotes For Encouragement


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“The biggest way I stay motivated is to run with a group of friends. Sometimes it’s hard to get going by yourself, but if you have a plan and a meeting time, you know this run will happen for sure. It’s a way to have fun – while also getting in a workout. Plus it distracts from pain, helps you fight fatigue, and gives you that extra push.”  - Allyson Felix


Female Running Quotes For Freedom, Joy and Transcendence


Running to be happy

"A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything." - Unknown

"Running gives freedom. When you run you can determine your own tempo. You can choose your own course and think whatever you want. Nobody tells you what to do." - Nina Kuscik, winner of the first Boston Marathon women's race

“That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” - Kara Goucher

"Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running." - Julie Isphording, former Olympic runner

“Running! If there’s any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be. In running the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms.” - Joyce Carol Oates


Motivating Quotes For Running With Purpose


Running with purpose quotes

"I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can't run, what they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me."  - Unknown

"I was born to be a runner. I simply love to run. It's almost like the faster I go, the easier it becomes." - Mary Decker Slaney

"There’s not a better feeling than when you have found that moment of balance and harmony when both running and life come together. Then you know why you run and that you couldn’t live without it." - Joan Benoit Samuelson


I hope these motivational running quotes by amazing female runners helped inspire you to push your limits and keep going to achieve transformational experiences. Please feel free to share your thoughts below to inspire other women around the world!

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