Positive Affirmations Helps You Feel Great While Running

Positive affirmations are positive statements or thoughts written in the present tense for the purpose of achieving a desired outcome. Affirmations have been used to attract health, success, love, abundance and happiness. Running affirmations can help you feel great while running and help you to achieve your running goals easier.

Affirmations activate the power of the subconscious mind through the repetition of positive statements. With time the statement is accepted by the mind as true, resulting in an overall sense of joy, well-being, positive energy and belief in the statement.


Running affirmations can be used to bring about a desire or result you wish to achieve. Goals could include simply having a great run today, achieving a personal best time in a race, overcoming performance anxiety, completing a 5 km run for the first time, or even completing a marathon. Whatever your goals are, running affirmations can help you achieve them.

Positive affirmations are also effective in protecting against the negative effects of stress as reported in this study by Carnegie Mellon University. The study shows that affirmations can boost the problem-solving abilities of chronically stressed participants.

Benefits of Affirmations

Positive Affirmations


Affirmations help you create a strong self-image and overcome fears and weaknesses. They help you improve concentration and develop skills. They fill the mind and body with energy and strengthen the immune system.

Affirmations are energizing and motivational. Your dedication will be strengthened and your self-confidence will be enhanced. Overall, affirmations will attract and create better circumstances for a healthier and happier you!

Running affirmations are beneficial as they replace the negative self-defeating thoughts that sometimes appear when we run -- particularly on difficult runs. The negative thoughts are replaced with positive thoughts resulting in a more enjoyable, successful run.

Affirmations help you relax, overcome fatigue and enjoy the present moment. You feel great and you will be inspired to do better. You will form new behaviours and reactions to difficult situations. You can utilize running affirmations to improve your strength and endurance or to help you recover more quickly from an injury.

How to create your own positive affirmations

You can create your own affirmations for whatever you want to achieve. It can be running related or for any strong desire you have. It will be a short, specific, positive statement of your goal. It must be an "I" statement and it must be in the present tense, i.e. I am, I always.


When you have created your affirmation, you need to repeat it regularly—at least a couple of times every day. If it is a running affirmation, you can repeat it the entire time you are running if it helps. You can never repeat it too often.

You will begin to form new habits with this practice. It will form a positive image in your subconscious mind. You will begin to believe in your affirmation and believe in yourself!

Running affirmations

The best affirmation for you is the one you create for yourself, but to get you started, here are a number of positive affirmations for runners:

  • I am a strong runner
  • I am filled with energy
  • I can do anything
  • I am powerful
  • I feel great
  • I am getting faster
  • I always finish strong
  • I am relaxed and focused
  • I run like the wind
  • I love running
  • I have a strong and healthy body
  • I am light and fast
  • I love running hills
  • I love the sun

More Affirmations for Running

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What is your favorite affirmation?

At times a positive affirmation is the only thing that can get us through a difficult run. Tell us your favorite. It could be a new one or one already listed here.

We would love to hear what works for you. Share it with your fellow runners! It's easy - just enter the title of your affirmation to begin....

Read Other Runners Favorite Affirmation!

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I’m a runner 
I’m a runner I can run fast, I’m a runner I can kick em in the tushie! :)

Be proud, be strong, and go  
Be happy that you are a runner, run for the joy of running, the sense of self-fulfillment from a well done run.

For when you feel blah and want to stop 
I am really enjoying this!

My Affirmation 
I believe, I know, I am a speed demon

Encouragement 
Stronger, harder, faster

My positive affirmation 
I am physically, psychologically and mentally strong.

FLY by Rihanna and Nicki Minaj  
That song is filled with inspiration and motivation in it. Goes something like this: I came to win, to fight, to conquer to rise, I came to survive, …

I can run forever 
I like to use this affirmation when I am running and I feel like I am not going to be able to finish the run. I keep repeating this statement over and …

I Can Do Anything 
I can do anything through CHRIST who strengthens me.

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