Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Why Do I Run?

This morning is one of those mornings when I ask myself why I run. I am sore - mostly due to running a little harder than I should have yesterday (but hey - it felt good!). And partly due to some new exercises I wanted to start to strengthen my core.

I look out the window and it's raining lightly. It's one of those mornings that I have to drag myself outside. But I know that once I get my shoes on and get out the door I will be invigorated once again. Right now my head is playing all these games with me I have all these thoughts:
  • it's raining
  • I didn't sleep last night
  • is my heart gonna be okay
  • i am so sore maybe I need to rest
And the list goes on! But today is one of those days where we learn what we are really made of. I may seem whiney right now but once I put on my shoes and run just so I can log a couple of miles. I'll get to the first mile and be ready to go for two or three more. (Runners are funny like that)

I think this is applicable in life as well. We just need to get our "shoes on" and get moving "out the door" toward our goals. That is when we will be productive. No matter what our goals are we have to move toward them or we will never meet them. This is true in every walk of life.

If we just sit we will never see success. I have a half marathon in view... that's why I run!

We have to train our mind to help our bodies out! There's a scripture that says do not grow weary in well doing for you will reap in due season. To reap we have to plant. To run a half marathon in May - I have to move out the door in March and April! So keep sowing good things in your life and in others.. we will reap and we reach our goals.

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