Here are some of my favorite inspirational running quotes:

“You triumph over the adversity—that’s what the marathon is all about. And therefore you know there isn’t anything in life you can’t triumph over after that.”  —Kathrine Switzer

“When you cross that finish line—no matter how slow, no matter how fast—it will change your life forever.”  —Dick Beardsley

“Every single day, in every walk of life, ordinary people do extraordinary things.”  —Jim Valvano

“A lot of people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts.”  —Steve Prefontaine

“The race is not always to the swift but to those who keep on running.”  —Unknown

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”  —Ernest Hemingway

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

“Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will. Feel the fear and do it anyway.”  —Unknown

“Let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”  —Hebrews 12:1

“Running is meant to be enjoyed, not endured.”  —Catherine McKiernan

“He once ran a marathon because it was on his way.”  —The Most Interesting Man in the World

“Most of us have enough areas in our lives where we have to meet others’ expectations. Let your running be about your own hopes and dreams.” —Meb Keflezighi

“We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport.” —Alberto Salazar