The term “soul runner” as far as I’ve known it to be, means a runner who does not run for the sake of it, but pushes himself/herself past his/her limits, to really use running as a means to engage his/her entire being beyond a physical sense.
Having to be a former competitive runner myself, I definitely understand how running can be just a physical sport, or a way to fully understand your body’s limitations, your mind’s capabilities, and your heart or soul’s purposes, inspirations. Thus, I’m taking this term “soul runner” and applying it now to my life beyond running; I want to be able when I look back on my life to say that I tried my best to live with my body, mind, and soul in balance, in sync, molding them to the best of their capabilities. Because right now life isn’t looking too hot, but hey, what can you do?
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
-Reinhold Niehbur (learned it first from my history teacher)