When it comes to running, most of the time I enjoy it. But there’s no doubt that running is challenging too. I love listening to music when I run because it keeps me going. Not just the beat, but often the words too. A nice, cheesy, inspirational quote might be just the thing I need. And with all the songs on my Disney playlist, I’ve found lots of lyrics that relate well to running! A number of these are on my Disney running playlist if you’re interested in giving that a look! So here are some of my favorite Disney quotes to listen to or think about while I run:
I love this song from Moana – the whole thing is very motivating but this quote is great for anyone trying to go farther.
You’ll find two quotes from this song in Zootopia because the whole thing is perfect for running. Not giving up is an important part of running.
And going along with the above quote, sometimes the biggest achievement is to start the race in the first place. A “did not finish” is better than a “did not start.”
The title of “Go the Distance” is just one example of how great this song is for runners. And of course actually mentioning miles in the lyrics helps too!
Merida might be riding a horse, but feeling like you’re flying and chasing the wind are totally feelings when you’re on a runner’s high, too.
Sometimes in this song I relate more to that part about “never gonna catch my breath / say goodbye to those who knew me” but the spirit of this song is proving someone wrong. So if you’ve ever had someone tell you that you can’t, use this song to motivate yourself and tell you that you can.
If you want motivation to run, pretend you’re Aladdin running away for possible death. That should get you moving!
And finally, nothing is more inspirational than Walt himself. He may not have been talking about running when he said this, but it applies in so many situations.
What quote gets you most motivated when running or trying to achieve something?