From January to May of 2011, I pushed an 80-pound baby jogger filled with my supplies from California to New York. I desired to help as many people as possible, which I felt was best accomplished through prayer. I asked people to send me their prayer intentions. For each individual request I received, I promised to say a decade of the rosary for that intention as I pounded out the miles.
While I was trying to work through my own suffering and pain, the prayers I received were tremendous reminders of our vulnerability as humans. I was honored that people entrusted their prayers with me and asked for my help in their own pleadings before God.
I ran 3,700 miles, so I had a lot of time to pray. During those four months, I prayed for approximately 3,500 intentions from people across the world.
My heart broke a thousand times as I read through people's difficulties.