Kristin Armstrong is a three-time Olympic gold winner and former professional road bicycle racer.


Best Kristin Armstrong Quotes

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We either live with intention or exist by default. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

Running is always an exercise in humility. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

We all have our ways of handling fear and managing trying. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

Sweat has the power to end a pity party in such a way that even the hostess is happy. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

Perhaps love’s greatest gift – that it is indeed unconditional – is also its greatest curse. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

Pause today and notice something you have worked hard on and recognize yourself for it. Acknowledge your effort. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

Running is a grownup’s lost link to playing outside. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

Take care of yourself. Eat well, rest, train hard and smart, make time to think and breathe. Be intentional with your time. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

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.

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.

Famous Kristin Armstrong Quotes

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.

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.

When I forget who I am, I remind myself by finding my stride. I remember that I am strong, free, and loved, and that with God’s help I can weather whatever comes. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

I love the thought of not knowing how things will turn out but the willingness to invest anyway. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

In the midst of regular life, running is the touchstone that breathes adventure into my soul. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

Inspiring Kristin Armstrong Quotes

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.

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.

That’s what our training is for, we practice not panicking, we practice breathing, we practice looking directly at the thing that scares us until we stop flinching, we practice overriding our Can’t. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

We can thank God for everything good, and all the rest we don’t comprehend yet. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

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.

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.

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 match with what I should be doing, what I want to be doing, and the life I want to live. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

Top Kristin Armstrong Quotes

Parents walk a fine line between discipline and grace – values have to hold even when circumstances change or call for compromise or compassion. It’s the ultimate challenge to be both firm and fluid, soft and strong, yielding yet rock solid. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

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.

Embrace your sweat. It is your essence and your emancipation. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

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.

I think I run my strongest when I run with joy, with gratitude, with focus, with grace. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

If you stopped yourself every single time you were about to say, “I have to” and changed it to “I get to,” it might change your entire experience. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

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.

Popular Kristin Armstrong Quotes

I want to be intentional about my freedom – in choosing it, honoring it, and protecting it. One of the best feelings I know is feeling truly free. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

I avoid the carwash when I think it might rain anytime in the near future, which means I drive around the majority of the time in a pollen and bird poop covered car. This presents a stand off between Neat Freakshow and Practical Pennypincher, and Neat Freak usually triumphs. And then it rains. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

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A run has never returned me exactly the same. I go, I grow. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

Life is too sweet and too short to express our affection with just our thumbs. Touch is meant for more than a keyboard. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

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.

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.

Great Kristin Armstrong Quotes

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.

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.

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 anyway we want. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

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.

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.

When it comes down to it, determination has a greater impact than giftedness. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

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.

Disappointment is a sticky one, because no one can steal contentment, joy, gratitude, or peace – we have to give it away… ~ Kristin Armstrong.


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