Good Quotes for Running Mantras

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Many runners use motivational quotes or short phrases known as mantras to help get them through discomfort, pain, or even boredom while running . Some runners will even have several mantras (written on their arm or a bracelet) to use at different points during a long race or run.  Mantras can help you stay focused, eliminate negative thoughts, and distract yourself from any pain you might be feeling.

If you don't have your own running mantra, or you're looking for some new ones, try one of these the next time you hit a rough patch during one of your runs.

  • "Who can? I can!"
  • "No tears, only dreams"
  • "The body acheives what the mind believes."
  • "Just keep swimming..."
  • "I can!"
  • "The strong get stronger"
  • "I feel good, I feel great!"
  • "Suck it up buttercup!"
  • "Everything you need is already inside." (Nike)
  • "I don’t stop when I’m tired. I stop when I’m done."
  • "Light as a feather, free as a bird."
  • "You're stronger than you think you are and you can do more than you think!"
  • "Find your strong!"
  • "Keep moving forward!"
  • "Strong and steady!"
  • "I believe in myself. I believe in my run."
  • "This too shall pass"
  • "Strong legs, fast feet"
  • "Hills are my friends"
  • "Born to Run."
  • "I am strong."
  • "I will run my own race."
  • "Strong. Focused. Relaxed."
  • "Yes, I can. Yes, I can. Yes, I can."
  • "I am the best runner in the world! I can do this!"
  • "Pride lasts longer than pain."
  • "Pain is WEAKNESS leaving the body!"
  • "I am. I can. I will."
  • "I can do this."
  • "Keep pushing!"
  • "How bad do you want it?"
  • "Run the mile you're in"
  • "I'm strong enough to keep going."
  • "Find your reason. Find your strength."
  • "Who do you want to be?"
  • "Think positive."
  • "Stay on pace."
  • "All miles are good miles."
  • “The more I put in to this, the more I get out of it."
  • "Remember to breathe."
  • "What I can do is always good enough."
  • "If it was easy, everyone would do it."
  • "I'm a runner. This is what I do."
  • "If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you."
  • "Breathe through it."
  • "Ain’t nobody gonna break my stride...nobody gonna slow me down...I gotta keep on movin'!"
  • "Fast and relaxed"
  • "I kill hills. I kills hills. I kill hills."
  • "I'm doing this for me."
  • "Be great, today."
  • "Win or spit blood!"
  • "My body is ready!"
  • "Strong as steel and light as a feather"
  • "I run my own race."
  • "Dig deep, breathe deep"

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