Get motivated in the morning to crush your run or workout

What do runners around the world share? A passion for running. There is an inherent motivation for the sport that runs deep within every runner. You’ve seen this passion in your friends when they get up at the crack of dawn for their morning run. You know they’re motivated in the morning. Watching them leaves you inspired and bewildered at the same time. You probably wonder what motivates them to wake up so early. It could be one of the quotes below or a powerful running mantra.

You’ve probably tried setting an alarm, prepping your running gear the night before, and even asked your running buddy for a wake-up call. But nothing worked! Try a motivation boost. Here are a few quotes to help you get motivated in the morning.

Motivational quotes

1.”Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to be a step closer to your dreams.” – Anonymus 

2.”What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” — Ralph Marston

3.”The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain

4.“Don’t just dream about winning, train for it!” — Mo Farah

5.”Good morning is not just a word. It’s an action and a belief to live the entire day well. Morning is the time when you set the tone for the rest of the day.” – Anonymus

6.“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” — Dean Karnazes

7.“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” — Lance Armstrong

8.“Don’t run to add days to your life. Run to add life to your days.” — Ronald Rook

9.“It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination.” — John Bingham

10.”The biggest sources of motivation are your own thoughts, so think big and motivate yourself to win.” – Unknown

11.”You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – John C Maxwell 

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

13.”A year from now, you may wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb

14.“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius

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

Get motivated to crush those morning runs!

These running quotes can do more than feed your soul – they can motivate your next run. They can help you get out of bed in the wee hours so that you can drink in the freshness and energy of the rising sun. They’re perfect for all runners, whether you’re a veteran or just started running today.


Running in the morning will improve your mental and physical well-being. It can help you form lasting friendships with like-minded running enthusiasts. The next time you don’t want to get out of bed, use the inspirational quotes above to get you motivated in the morning. They will help prepare your mind along with your body for your next morning run. Don’t forget to warm up before your run. Complete these 4 stretches before you take off.

Keep your fire burning bright with these inspirational running quotes

You’ve got big 3M Half Marathon goals and you have to train for them. They’re not going achieve themselves! From beginners to elites, half marathon training can last months. There will be highs and lows during that timeframe. If you need some inspiration or an extra boost of energy, read one of these inspirational running quotes. Remember why you’re training and keep pushing forward! Follow us on Instagram for a weekly inspirational running quote.

“In the midst of an ordinary training day, I try to remind myself that I am preparing for the extraordinary.” – Shalane Flanagan

“Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

“If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” – Ronnie Lott

“There is an expression among even the most advanced runners that getting your shoes on is the hardest part of any workout.” – Kathrine Switzer

“When you have the enthusiasm and the passion, you end up figuring how to excel.” – Deena Kastor

“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

“Life (and running) is not all about time, but about our experiences along the way.” – Jen Rhines

“The strength within yourself is what you gotta have – find it, and you will succeed.” – Johnny Pesky