A Runner's Prayer For 2015

To the running gods wherever you may be

Listen up and hear my plea

I want to run steadfast and sure

I've got the bug and there is no cure.

Give me strength and lots of grit

Determination to keep me fit

A perfect balance with mind and body

This is not a passing hobby!

Give me speed and wings as feet

Targets to reach and times to beat

The sense to work on all my pacing

But improving splits for faster racing.

Energy and stamina would be great gifts

To keep me going and make me swift

Lots of get up and lots of go

Would be a bonus when I'm feeling low.

Keep me supple, lithe and lean

A perfectly tuned running machine

No sprains, no strains, protect my knees,

Ankles, hips and ITB's.

Keep me safe when I'm out there running

Make sure the cars all see me coming

No bogeymen or growling dogs

No tree stumps, roots or random logs.

Protect my health and keep me strong

No flu or bugs all winter long

I don't want to take time off

So keep me running at all cost.

It is a lot to ask I know that's true

I'll do my bit if you do too

I'll swear allegiance as a friend

If I can run until the end.

Here endeth my prayer on this good night

But I can't forget this fab, fun site

Look after my pals and we'll all endeavour

To keep on running forever and forever!


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  • Thank you KittyKat. Glad you enjoyed it. I started it in the summer when I was on the injury couch and it really was a prayer!

    Happy New Year to you. xx

  • Princess this is wonderful! You have a real talent. I'm going to print it out and stick it on the fridge door for inspiration. Well done m'dear :)

  • Thanks you so much AM. I enjoyed writing it although it was over a long period of time!

  • Wow! That is just wonderful and amazing and just wow. They should print this on the back of the graduation badges. Thank you for sharing it. Wow!

  • Thank you so much Tomas. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I do say it every night!

  • Marvellous ! Very clever...

  • Thank you henpen.

  • aaw that is lovely IP :D

  • Thanks Rob.

  • Thanks IP. That's lovely

  • Glad you enjoyed it Misswobble.

  • Well if we all say that prayer a little we may make it all come true! excellent IP, a real mantra for all runners and especially us c25k-ers! happy 2015 :)

  • You're right alibooo! The power of prayer and all that! Thank you.

  • Beautiful xxx

  • xxx

  • Good stuff Princess, very well thought out and well written. Lovely jubbly ! :-) xxx

  • Thank you Poppypug. It came from the heart! xxx

  • I can tell that ! Very heartfelt, it fair warmed mi' cockles did that ! :-) xxx

  • Excellent penmanship princess, another forum friend who should be published, send it to Runners World! I will be keeping this one close to me and might even do a 'novena' to get me back on track....definitely one for the fridge? Thanks for sharing your words with us.

  • Thank you so much Nellyharte. Really pleased you enjoyed it and can use it!

  • That's brilliant! I agree with Nellyharte - Runner's World would love it :)

  • Thank you hilbean for the vote of confidence. Not sure it's what my English teacher had in mind when she talked about poetry!

  • Maybe that's why she was a teacher and not a writer? ;)

  • Amazing, echoes all those funny sentiments perfectly, well done!

  • Thank you Melly2.

  • Amen!

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