December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

Pump you up

It’s time for a little running inspiration and motivation to pump you up.  Not that you need it of course…like me I know you love to get up early and go running every day.


“For most of my life, lacing up for a run has been as much a part of my day as taking a shower… Just like many avid runners, I have found running to be the ultimate therapy. Running alone helps me sort through the churning thoughts or worries that can often plague me… I have walked into many workouts feeling really bad, with the weight of the world on my shoulders and self-hate looming overhead. I can honestly say that I have never walked away from a workout with those same dark feelings.

The sweat seems to wash away all the heaviness in my heart and on my mind, and replaces it with a joyful and light-hearted feeling which I can’t wait to feel again after it fades. Maybe this is why people get hooked on heroin? I will never know because the empowerment that I receive from running and crossing the finish line is the best high in the world to me. It keeps me coming back for more so I can feel it again and again.  No matter what you need from your run, it will grant it.”  – Liz Ferro, Finish Line Feeling


“The truth about running is that every pain, every agony you suffer, brings tenfold reward.” – Gerry Lindgren, Gerry Lindgren’s Book on Running


“It takes guts just to step out the door for a run, let alone take on a half-marathon. This is what makes the running community so remarkable. For in that shared belief in pushing limits and venturing into the murky waters of a previously undoable race distance, there comes to exist a community of people buoyed constantly by hope and a sort of learned fearlessness. The weak grow strong. The strong carry on.

I don’t know if there’s a proper way to define toughness in a runner, but I do know that there comes a sudden moment when the mindset shifts. The impossible becomes doable, or at least attemptable. The long run goes from two miles to four to ten to fifteen, until it becomes routine at some point deep in an intense training cycle to knock off a couple hours without giving it a thought.” – Martin Dugard, author of To Be a Runner: How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Taking On a 5-K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place)

These are a few of my latest inspirational running quotes from Gibson’s Daily Run Quotes.

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)