A Runner’s Thoughts: “Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.” (Tim Noakes) So run, walk or move through life another way with the spirit today into a New Year blessed by God!
A Runner's Thoughts: “You can run, [walk or move through life another way] full speed into a door that is closed or you can pull back just a little and go through the open door.” (John Bingham)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “It's important to know that, at the end of the day, it's not the medals you remember. What you remember is the process - what you learn about yourself by challenging yourself, the experiences you share with other people, the honesty the training demands - those are things nobody can take away from you whether you finish twelfth or you're an Olympic champion.” (Silken Laumann)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Running, [walking or moving through life another way] becomes religious in a robust sense when one infuses the experience – not unnaturally – with religious meaning and purpose.” (Jeffrey P Fry – “Running Religiously” from Running and Philosophy a Marathon for the Mind)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Running! If there's any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can't think of what it might be. In running the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms.” (Joyce Carol Oates) – Now we know why St. John was such a good mystic, writer and runner! - But he was also a walker and a mover through life in other ways!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “I run, [walk or move through life another way,] because long after my footprints fade away, maybe I will have inspired a few to reject the easy path, hit the trails, put one foot in front of the other, and come to the same conclusion I did: I run, [walk or move through life another way,] because it always takes me where I want to go.” (Dean Karnazes)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Run, [walk or move another way through life] into peace.” (Meister Eckhart) Merry Christmas all runners, walkers and movers through life!
A Runner's Thoughts: “But when work is infused with joy, it changes everything about the attitude behind the effort. The resistance is removed. Things flow rather than push.” (Kristin Armstrong) Judge the quality of your run, walk or movement through life another way today by the steadfastness of your movement towards God's spirit.
A Runner’s Thoughts: “And while these pounds were being shed, while the physiological miracles were occurring with the heart and muscle and metabolism, psychological marvels were taking place as well. Just so, the world over, bodies, minds, and souls are constantly being born again, during miles on the road.” (George Sheehan) Whether we run, walk or move through life another way…
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Winning isn't about finishing in first place. It isn't about beating the others. It is about overcoming yourself. Overcoming your body, your limitations, and your fears. Winning means surpassing yourself and turning your dreams into reality.” (Kilian Jornet) Winning is about a friendship with God and as the angel Gabriel reminds us that all things are possible with God!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!