Sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves. No matter how seriously we take life, it’s important to lighten things up once and a while. This running humor is the perfect way to remind us that we are all human.
When you’re in the thick of training, running can start to feel a bit draining. Luckily, there are a few funny running quotes and jokes to keep you from getting too serious.
And when running starts to feel impossible, these thoughts runners have will help remind you that we all experience similar feelings – no matter how much we love running.
Despite our love and obsessiveness over the sport, we all have those days where running feels exponentially challenging. When it does, take a break, remind yourself why you started, and read through a few running jokes to stay motivated.
Check out these 42 funny running quotes, jokes and thoughts to keep your training fresh and help you stay inspired!
14 Funny Running Quotes
“Long distance running is 90% mental and the other half is physical.” – Rich Hall
“If you see me collapse, pause my Garmin.” – Unknown
“How do you know if someone ran a marathon? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.” – Jimmy Fallon
“If you start to feel good during an ultra, don’t worry, you will get over it.” – Gene Thibeault
“Running a marathon takes balls, other sports just play with them.” – Unknown
“If you run 100 miles a week you can eat anything you want. Why? Because (a) you’ll burn all the calories you consume, (b) you deserve it, and (c) you’ll be injured soon and back on a restricted diet anyway.” – Don Kardong
“My doctor told me that running could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.” – Milton Berle
“Every pizza is a personal pizza if you’re marathon training.” – Runner’s World
“I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street.” – Neil Armstrong
“I go running when I have to. Like when the ice cream truck is doing sixty.” – Wendy Liebman
“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” – William James
“We can’t all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” – Will Rogers
“The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back.” – Franklin P. Jones
“Good things come slow – especially in distance running.” Bill Dellinger
11 Hilarious Running Jokes
If you’re on the treadmill next to me, the answer is yes, we are racing.
That awkward moment when you’re wearing Nike and you just can’t do it…
Our sport is your sport’s punishment.
For someone who runs all the time, I still have the ability to make it look like it’s the first time I ever tried.
I never run with scissors … those last two words were unnecessary.
I like my morning run more than I like most people.
Run? I thought they said rum!
I wouldn’t say that running solves problems, but it prevents me from causing them.
If you can read this I’m not last.
I run because punching people is frowned upon.
I’ve got 99 problems but I’m going running to ignore them all for an hour.
17 Relatable Running Thoughts
Why didn’t they wave back?
How much longer?
Twenty miles means I’ll run this 5 mile loop four times and I’m already halfway through the first time, so I’m basically only running 5 miles.
I must be about halfway done. What? Less than two miles in?!
What should I eat when I get home?
I hope no cars can see me squatting behind this tree.
Haha, they’re walking! [6 minutes later] I’ll just walk for a quarter mile.
Please don’t hit me with your car.
[Sees reflection] Is that what I look like when I run?!
This is stupid.
I’ve never felt happier or more energized in my entire life.
I’m never doing this again.
Nevermind – I’m going to sign up for another marathon.
If I run faster, this will be over sooner.
Yeah, that wasn’t so bad.
When running starts to feel difficult, it’s important to remember that we all experience the same struggles. No matter how easy it may look, how happy others may seem or how much we enjoyed it to begin with – running certainly comes with its fair share of challenges.
Save this running humor for those days when you need it most. Throw in a few running jokes when chatting with friends or remind yourself of some funny running quotes during your long run.
Running has a unique way of bonding us all together. So if we can’t laugh at ourselves, what is the point?