Posts in Running
Together We'll Go Farther

Saints often come in pairs – Francis and Clare, Benedict and Scholastica, Francis de Sales and Jane Frances de Chantal… That rubbing shoulders together, working side by side toward a common goal in season and out of season, set them up for success in the spiritual life. I’d like to propose that fellowship is important not only for progress toward holiness, but also in striving for our next running PR.

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5 Tips for Keeping a Positive Outlook When Injured

When running is your life, and you suddenly become stuck in a holding pattern, where not only are you making no progress, but you are not even able to run for a while, it can really get to you. The crankiness from not being as physically active paired with the emotional despair at your circumstances can be enough to make you throw your hands up in the air and just quit being a runner.

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Running When You’re Running Out of Time

This is a timely topic for me, and I’m guessing it is for a lot of people. Christmas concerts, shopping, family parties, and making sure to take some extra prayer time during this season of Advent, all add up to a calendar in chaos. If you live in the frozen tundra of the midwest, like me, you can add to that freezing temperatures and the shortest days of the year.

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How to do an examination of conscience while running

Sometimes, during the toughest miles and most challenging hills, those times when my lungs feel like they might burst or my legs feel filled with lead, my most productive examinations of conscience occur. I think that the natural confluence of humility that comes acknowledging the raw vulnerability of both my body and soul yields a beautiful honesty – an honesty that I can’t always access when I am sitting still or when I am distracted by whatever it is that I allow myself to be distracted by.

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