a runner’s thanksgiving prayer
First of all i just want to say thank you for giving me healthy (and nice) body, legs and feet- with this I can enjoy running.
Thank you for placing our family at Los Banos- I can easily run at UPLB- a very nice place for training, lots of green, cheap food, a healthy yogurt or chocolate milk after every Saturday long run makes my day.
Thank you for providing me work with a regular time (7:30am-5:30pm) meaning I can run early or during the night easily. I thank you because I can run from home to work. Very nice warm up before teaching Physical education. Thank you also for providing me work at Paranaque on weekends, therefore I can join races in The Fort before going to work.
Thank you for the my uncle who owns a condo unit inside Villamor Airbase- I stay there and I am very near The Fort and McKinley Hills where races are done regularly. I can easily join group runs too!
Thank God because since I started joining race I haven’t experience any injury. I’ve run 5 races and I had great experiences. As of today, I’m registered to 3 more races still hoping for an injury-free running.
Thank you for AR, Gideon, Omar, Dan and Deneb- my running buddies. they make the long runs and lack of hydration manageable.
I know that I’m not an elite runner but I thank you because I can finish the race. I know I’m not that fast, but I know I’m strong. I know I have much to learn in running, let me be teachable. I know I cannot buy the latest running shoe or the latest running gear, just help me to be content with what I have. I know there are many more races to come, give me the wisdom to choose what’s is good and what is not. Lastly, grant me the will, strength and discipline to achieve better goals.
You know very much that I dedicate my every run for You! Thank you.
Your Running Son,
PS. Lord, I pray that there will come a time that I can join Boston Marathon someday but even if not I still thank you.