A Runner’s Thoughts: “Running is about finding your inner peace, and so is a life well lived.” (Dean Karnazes) So run, walk or move through life another way through a life well lived!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Crossing the starting line may be an act of courage, but crossing the finish line is an act of faith. Faith is what keeps us going when nothing else will. Faith is the emotion that will give you victory over your past, the demons in your soul, and all of those voices that tell you what you can and cannot do and can and cannot be.” (John "The Penguin" Bingham)
A Runner's Thoughts: As we run, walk or move through life another way today let us think of our breathing as inhaling God and exhaling extraneous thoughts, ideas and struggles. Let us allow all those thoughts that are buzzing about in our heads to move through our bodies and be expelled through our breath so that God has more space to be within us!
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, Canadian Olympian)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Struggling and suffering are the essence of a life worth living. If you're not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you're not demanding more from yourself - expanding and learning as you go - you're choosing a numb existence. You're denying yourself an extraordinary trip.” (Dean Karnazes)
A Runner's Thoughts: Run, walk or move through life another way in a new place today, for new places can stretch our capacity for finding the presence of God as we make our way through life!
A Runner's Thoughts: As you run, walk or move through life another way today take with you whatever image of God that is most important to you and allow that image to accompany you on your run, walk or movement through life another way also look for goodness in everyone you encounter. Look for goodness in yourself!
A Runner's Thoughts: Remember, yes, running, walking or moving through life another way can be an escape from the stresses, the struggles, the problems, the fears of life but it can also be a time when God reaches out to us in a unique way and leads us into the deep water.
A Runner's Thoughts: “To me, the runner’s high is a sensational reaction to a great run! It’s an exhilarating feeling of satisfaction and achievement.” (Sasha Azevedo) So try to transform your run, walk or movement through life another way today from just a run, walk or movement through life another way to a sacred experience by letting God move with you!
A Runner's Thoughts: Let's make our run today a God centered run. Let us honor the voice of God in nature, experiencing all the sounds and sights of nature as we run. We can let our breath join in the chorus and we look purposefully for all the signs of God in nature because if we do this we surely will not be running alone!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!