Daily Workout and Prayers

WELCOME TO THE CATHOLIC WOMEN RUN DAILY WORKOUT AND PRAYERS!

Every day, we post the workout for our current challenge. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, we also post the prayers associated with a run. You can check back here every day to make fitness a priority with your schedule…whatever works best for YOU!

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Run

The Advent plan mileage is: 5k – run 30 minutes; 10k – run 3 miles; half marathon – run 3 miles

The Lent plan mileage is: 5k – run 30 minutes by alternating a 1 minute run and a 4 minute walk; 10k – run 3 miles; run 3 miles

Prayers

Advent

Opening Prayer: I pray for the grace to understand my dignity and vocation as a woman.

Read: “It can thus be said that women, by looking to Mary, find in her the secret of living their femininity with dignity and of achieving their own true advancement. In the light of Mary, the Church sees in the face of women the reflection of a beauty which mirrors the loftiest sentiments of which the human heart is capable: the self-offering totality of love; the strength that is capable of bearing the greatest sorrows; limitless fidelity and tireless devotion to work; the ability to combine penetrating intuition with words of support and encouragement.” – Pope John Paul II, “Mother of the Redeemer,” Redemptoris Mater, 46.

How does Mary represent, as John Paul II says, “the eternal originality of the ‘woman’, just as God wanted her to be”? John Paul II says that Mary’s words at the annunciation “signify the discovery of her own feminine humanity.” Why do you think this is the case?

For reflection: “We all know that if you run, you are pretty much choosing a life of success because of it.”
-Deena Kastor

Lent

Second station: Jesus takes up the cross. Jesus begins his terrible journey up the hill to Calvary. The weight of the cross bites into his shoulders and he is reminded with each step that the pain he bears will be the cause of our joy. Despite his pain, his mind is filled with thoughts of us.

Read: John 19: 13-17

What kinds of burdens do you bear? What kind of pressures do you feel at school or at home?

For reflection: “Is this what they call love? When you have it, it’s a burden. Without it, you’re lonely.”  -Running Man