Inspirational and Funny Quotes Changed to Running Quotes

Once again I had an idea for a blog post when I was out running. Does this ever happen to you? Anyway, for whatever crazy reason, this quote came into my head:   “Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ve fed him for a lifetime.”- Confucius

I thought to myself, “What if I turned that into a running quote?” and I came up with this: “Give a man a pair of running shoes and he’ll run for a day. Offer to be a man’s running partner and you’ve got a friend for life.” Then when I got home I looked up some other famous quotes and started turning them into running quotes. Here’s what I came up with.

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

Running quote:  “The way to get started running is to quit talking about it and start running.”

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“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”- Rob Siltanen

Running quote:  “The people who are crazy enough to think they can run a marathon are the ones who do.”

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”- Henry Ford

Running quote:  “Whether you think you can or think you can’t run that extra mile, you’re right.” Or you could leave it exactly like it is and it still applies to running. I love that quote.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”- C.S. Lewis

Running quote:  “You are never too old to start running or to set a new running goal.”

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“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps

Running quote:  “Running goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.”

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

Running quote:  “Marathons are 10% physical and 90% mental.”

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

Running quote:  “The secret of being a runner is getting started.”

“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares? He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!” – Billy Connolly

Running quote:  “Before you judge a man, run a mile in his shoes. After that who cares? You’re a mile away and you’ve got new running shoes!”

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“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.”– Ellen DeGeneres

Running quote:  “My grandmother started running five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and she just crossed into Canada.” On second thought, maybe Ellen DeGeneres’ version is better. What do you think?

It seemed pretty easy to turn these quotes into running-specific quotes and for whatever reason it was fun to me. I had a harder time with the funny quotes than the inspirational quotes. Anyway, I hope I at least made some of you smile. With all of the negative information currently circulating, I thought we could all use something lighthearted for a change.

Do you like inspirational or funny quotes? Do you ever turn them around into running quotes or something else just for fun?

Happy running!

Donna

Author: runningtotravel

I'm a long distance runner with a goal of running a half marathon in all 50 states in the US. I also love to travel so I travel to other places when I'm not running races. Half the fun is planning where I'm going to go next!

10 thoughts on “Inspirational and Funny Quotes Changed to Running Quotes”

  1. What a fun post! I definitely agree with the 10% physical and 90% mental for a marathon. In high school our track coach used to print pages of quotes for us as part of our start of the season packet and I loved them! I think one of my favorites was “Running is mental and we’re all insane!”

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