Runner’s Prayer: Run By My Side

Taken during an evening run on the East River in NYC

Sometimes running can be a lonely sport. While races are filled with hundreds of cheering fans and many congratulatory texts, training runs are often long, solo and rarely celebrated. For many, this alone time is part of the joy of running. A time to reflect, let go and just run. But even during those 20-mile training runs or quick run commute, remember, you are not alone. I saw this Runner’s Prayer on Pinterest and had to share it. It is originally from “Day by Day: The Notre Dame Prayerbook for Students.”

Run by my side; live in my heartbeat;

give strength to my steps.

As the cold surrounds, as the wind pushes me,

I know you surround me.

As the sun warms me, as the rain cleanses me,

I know you are touching me, challenging me, loving me.

And so I give you this run.

Thank you for matching my stride.

Amen.

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