Posts in Running
On Suffering and Speedwork

Somewhere around the 2nd mile repeat, I began to recite the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary in my head. I didn’t even know if you were meant to say the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesdays, but I instinctively turned to them. Contemplating the pain and suffering of our Lord on the Cross made maintaining my paces seem so small and insignificant.

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Running as a Mental Game

’d like to focus on the idea that running is mostly a mental game and not solely a physical one.  I’ll explain what I mean by this notion, and I’ll give some practical tips for keeping your mentality on the right track to achieve your running goals.

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Discipline and Order

I have found time and time again when I am adhering to a work out schedule strictly, when I am fighting down every excuse that comes up to work out, I do the same with prayer. When I set my alarm twenty minutes earlier than I need to so that I can start my day with the Lord, it is a lot easier to stick to that run I have scheduled after work later that day.

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Turning to Running and the Rosary during Times of Stress

I am neither a physician nor a counselor, and I would never presume to have the authority to provide advice on anyone’s approach to dealing with anxiety. Instead, I am just a woman who, like many of you, is constantly juggling lots of different things and who, perhaps like some of you, frequently finds herself overwhelmed by and anxious about the juggling act. With those disclaimers out of the way, here is a brief look into my experience with running, prayer, stress, and anxiety.

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Running Makes Me a Better Mom

Kids are awesome but they also need a lot of our time, attention, things, and it turns out they like to eat multiple times a day.  Who knew?  When you multiply a child’s needs by seven, and subtract out the eight hours spent each day at work, there’s very little time left to get everything done. So amidst all the demands of life… how does a mother even have the time to run?  Well I’ll give you my answer.

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When Injury Strikes

Injury, the dreaded “i-word.” The one thing you never want to tell your running buddies is “I’m out for __ weeks.” When running has become a part of you and sweating in the sunshine is a crucial part not only to your daily routine, but maybe even your sense of well-being, a side-lining injury can seem like a jail sentence.

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