Running Theologian

Hi, my name is Kate, and welcome to Running Theologian! This is my blog about my running and theology and whatever else is on my mind. As you have probably guessed, I am a runner and am pursuing a doctorate in Theology. The current story of my life is described by the hashtag: #marathontrainingdissertating

When I run, I like to dedicate every mile to a specific person, group of people, or cause. During that mile, I pray for that person(s) and think about them. I sometimes also do miles in memory of someone who passed away. This helps me get through long training runs or races, and I feel as though it gives my runs a purpose.

I have found that praying on runs has not only helped me physically, but also spiritually. On long runs, I have come to realize beautiful people and things in my life that I have taken for granted, I have come to accept past hurts and enter a place of forgiveness, and I have thought about people that I have not been in touch with for a long time. I also came up with the title of my dissertation on a run!

If you have a special intention you would like me to pray for or someone you would like me to remember, let me know.

My friends, whomever you are, whatever you do, YOU ARE THE IMAGE OF GOD. Take care of yourselves.

“I will run and eat cannoli and enjoy having a drink and take rest days when I need to and not grow weary, for my God will be my strength.”