35 Famous Kristin Armstrong Quotes On Success In Life

Kristin Armstrong is a former professional road bicycle racer and three-time Olympic gold medalist, the winner of the women’s individual time trial in 2008, 2012, and 2016. These Kristin Armstrong quotes will motivate you.

Best Kristin Armstrong Quotes

  1. There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  2. Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don’t be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to enjoy it. Finally, know who you are. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  3. I write about the power of trying because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful – for all of it. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  4. When it comes down to it, determination has a greater impact than giftedness. ~ Kristin Armstrong

  5. I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  6. As I get older I see that running has changed for me. What used to be about burning calories is now more about burning up what is false. Lies I used to tell myself about who I was and what I could do, friendships that cannot withstand hills or miles, the approval I no longer need to seek, and solidarity that cannot bear silence. I run to burn up what I don’t need and ignite what I do. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  7. I think I get used to, even addicted to, the feelings associated with the end of a long training run. I love feeling empty, clean, worn out, starving, and sweat-purged. I love the good ache of muscles that have done me proud. I love the way a cold beer tastes later that afternoon. I love the way my body feels light and sinewy. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  8. It’s easy to lose sight of God when life is sweet and easy, but there is something awesome about despair, and it is the closeness of God when we are at our weakest. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  9. When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. ~ Kristin Armstrong

  10. Running has taken me in and continues to comfort, heal, and challenge me in all kinds of magical ways. I am not a ‘good runner’ because I am me. I am a good ‘me’ because I am a runner. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  11. It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  12. Thank God for running. It is the ultimate detox for me, whether my poison is bubbles, a foul mood, or a bad attitude. If I combat inertia, get out, and get moving, eventually, every kind of toxin works its way out. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  13. Without running, I would have missed the joy of rain. What could be considered an inconvenience or a bummer to the inexperienced is actually a gift? Without running, I would miss a lot of things-like seeing cities in a certain way, or knowing certain people all the way to the core. I’m glad we don’t experience life through glass, undercover, or from the sidelines. Good things take miles. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  14. We either live with intention or exist by default. ~ Kristin Armstrong

  15. I never imagined that divorce would be part of my life history or my family’s legacy. When people say that divorce can be more painful than death, I understand why. But like any great trial, God uses everything for good, if we allow Him to heal us. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  16. I love the big fresh starts, the clean slates like birthdays and new years, but I also really like the idea that we can get up every morning and start over. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  17. If we write our dreams and goals down, we dramatically increase our odds of realization. If we share them with others, they become potent and alive. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  18. A run has never returned me exactly the same. I go, I grow. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  19. I find significance in all kinds of small details when I run; I’m hyper-aware of my surroundings, the sensations in my body, and the thoughts running through my mind. Everything is clearer, heightened. I might be more addicted to this clarity than I am to running itself. ~ Kristin Armstrong Quotes
  20. Running fills a need so we make fewer demands on others. Running reveals the roots of negative thinking, so the weeds can be pulled. Running reconnects the soul to the source, inspiring hope, and creativity. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  21. Embrace your sweat. It is your essence and your emancipation. ~ Kristin Armstrong

  22. Every mile marker can be met with some measure of trepidation, in a race or in life. Am I on target? Do I have what it takes to finish strong? Am I taking care to stay nourished so I can endure? Is my training proving to be sufficient? Am I prepared for the hills? It is impossible to fathom the full distance, so we make our way to the next mile marker, and the next, checking in with ourselves as we go. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  23. In the midst of regular life, running is the touchstone that breathes adventure into my soul. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  24. We postpone the finality of heartbreak by clinging to hope. Though this might be acceptable during early or transitional stages of grief, ultimately it is no way to live. We need both hands free to embrace life and accept love, and that’s impossible if one hand has a death grip on the past. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  25. The time I spend in the morning – praying, sipping coffee, and coming up with my list – is a ritual I relish. I have done it for so long now that I subconsciously measure whether or not the things I’m doing a match with what I should be doing, what I want to be doing, and the life I want to live. ~ Kristin Armstrong
  26. “Running is always an exercise in humility.” ~ Kristin Armstrong

  27. “When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters.” ~ Kristin Armstrong ~ Kristin Armstrong
  28. “Times of transition are strenuous, but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want.” ~ Kristin Armstrong
  29. “I think I run my strongest when I run with joy, with gratitude, with focus, with grace. With that strategy in place I can push myself for pleasure, not punishment. Maybe you can only really go when you let go.” ~ Kristin Armstrong
  30. “Disappointment is a sticky one because no one can steal contentment, joy, gratitude, or peace – we have to give it away.” ~ Kristin Armstrong
  31. “Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph.” ~ Kristin Armstrong Quotes

  32. “Whatever you may be missing right now – a person, a place, a feeling, maybe you are injured and missing running – whatever it is, have peace and take heart – remember that any goodbye makes room for a hello.” ~ Kristin Armstrong
  33. “When I was a runner and competing in triathlons I was having pains in my hip and just treating it as an injury. I would ice it and take anti-inflammatories, but it just wouldn’t go away. I finally went in to my doctor and we did x-rays and had an MRI and diagnosed it as osteoarthritis. At that point, I stopped doing anything that was impactful to my hip joints.” ~ Kristin Armstrong
  34. “Typically creative people are usually not clock-slaves or list-makers, so the idea of enforcing goals and deadlines can be somewhat daunting.” ~ Kristin Armstrong
  35. “It’s tough though because of the whole part about getting sponsors and people out to watch women’s cycling. I think the only way that women can really work it is that we have to work our way more into these big grand tours that the men have like the Tour de Georgia, Tour of Utah, and Tour of California.” ~ Kristin Armstrong

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