Feeling low and unmotivated? It’s all good, it’s normal for runners to have those days. 

Here’s our advice to help you get back on track. 

Start with reading inspirational quotes to remind yourself why you run. Then, challenge yourself by joining a running event in Dubai. When you have an event to look forward to, you become motivated to run and prepare for the event.

Here are some of the best running events in Dubai – registrations are now open!

  1. Mai Dubai City Half Marathon – 15th October 2021
  2. Skechers Performance Run – 19th November 2021 

60 Most Powerful Running Quotes to Keep You Motivated 

“If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.” – Priscialla Welch

“Pain is temporary.  It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.  If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”  – Lance Armstrong

“In running, every step you make and every push forward changes you—it transforms you into a different person. Every single run adds something to you and then it also takes something away. You are not the same person you were at the starting line and by the time you cross the finish line, your inner self has been reinvented and reimagined.” – Zen of Running

“Good things come slowly, especially in distance running.” –  Bill Dellinger

“But I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.” – Meb Keflezighi

“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.” –John Bingham

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ”Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

“Struggling and suffering are the essence of a life worth living. If you’re not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you’re not demanding more from yourself – expanding and learning as you go – you’re choosing a numb existence. You’re denying yourself an extraordinary trip.” – Dean Karnazes

“Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.” – Steve Prefontaine

“The pride in finishing a marathon is much greater than all the pain endured during the marathon.” – Hal Higdon

“If you can run six miles on a summer day, then you, my friend, are a lethal weapon in the animal kingdom.” – Christopher McDougall

“The longer and farther I ran, the more I realized that what I was often chasing was a state of mind – a place where worries that seemed monumental melted away, where the beauty and timelessness of the universe, of the present moment, came into sharp focus.” – Scott Jurek

“The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other, but to be with each other.”— Christopher McDougall

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

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” –  Jesse Owens

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.” – Steve Prefontaine

“Don’t run with your legs, run with your heart.” – Dean Karnazes

“If you train your mind for running, everything else will be easy.” –  Amby Burfoot

“When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time.” – Haile Gebrselassie

“All you need is the courage to believe in yourself and put one foot in front of the other.” — Kathrine Switzer

“There are times when you run a marathon and you wonder, ‘Why am I doing this?’ But you take a drink of water, and around the next bend, you get your wind back, remember the finish line, and keep going.”– Steve Jobs

“Pain is the body’s way of ridding itself of weakness.” – Dean Karnazes

“Part of a runner’s training consists of pushing back the limits of his mind.” – Kenny Moore

“I always tell my athletes, don’t confuse difficulty with failure.” – Eric Orton

“Triumph over adversity that’s what the marathon is all about. Nothing in life can’t triumph after that.” – Kathrine Switzer

“Running is about finding your inner peace, and so is a life well lived.” – Dean Karnazes

You are truly your own hero in running. It is up to you to have the responsibility and self-discipline to get the job done.” – Adam Goucher

 “We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves.” – Roger Bannister

 “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

“But I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.” – Meb Keflezighi

“Running! If there’s any activity that is happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be.” – Joyce Carol Oates

 “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. Time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

“People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they’ll go to any length to live longer. But don’t think that’s the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest.”–Haruki Murakami

“I always run without music. Being disconnected is what I’m addicted to more than anything. There aren’t many places where you can be without your phone and computer. I’ve started to crave and enjoy that time alone.” — Christy Turlington

“Running is the quickest endorphin hit I can get. I like to do it really early in the morning, before everyone gets up. It gives me a clear head and sort of resets the clock. It’s like, ‘OK, I got that out of the way. Now I can deal with people.’” — Julie Bowen

“Exercise is like meditation for me. And I’m giving myself that time . . . I cannot live without it now. When you have such a good workout, it clears everything up mentally, physically, and you just have a better day.” — Minka Kelly

 “It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect. It’s easy to understand how people replace addiction with exercise.” — Eminem

 “Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s not the end of the world and in many ways it’s the first step toward learning something better and getting better at it.” — Jon Hamm

“Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.” — Julie Isphording

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” — Steve Martin

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”— Napoleon Hill

 “Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.”— Robert T. Kiyosaki

“The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.” – George Sheehan

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”— Stephen R. Covey

“You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.”— Mahatma Gandhi

“Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.”– Sarah Condor

“It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.” – Dr. George Sheehan

“The benefits and opportunities of running are available to anyone. You don’t have to be born a natural athlete, and you don’t have to be uniquely gifted. A life-shaping experience is there for the taking, waiting right outside your door.”–Donald Buraglio

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”— Vince Lombardi

 “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ”— Bill Cosby

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”Oprah Winfrey

“You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”— Zig Ziglar

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard…is what makes it great!” –Tom Hanks

“I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.” – Dean Karnazes

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