Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The More I Run - The Better I Feel

I am so serious on this one! This morning when I took off up the road with no where in particular to go - my legs felt so good under me. I can actually feel the muscles now. Sometimes I try to imagine just how it is that they work together like such a well oiled machine. And sometimes I concentrate on trying to really feel that fraction of a second that both feet are off the ground at the same time!

 As I am learning my limits and pushing them properly at the same time, I really do feel stronger. I thought about that this morning while I knocked out 3 miles at about an 11 min pace. That's not too fast for others, but I've come a long ways. 2 Corinthians 10:12 says that it is not wise to measure ourselves by others. I do think we should measure ourselves to His measure - none of us are all that great if we do that! Who can match His stride?!?

 But I can measure myself up against where I came from. I have only been running a little more than two years and I've come a long ways for an old lady! I think if we want to draw a spiritual parallel here it would be to enjoy our progress - without downgrading someone else! It's okay to feel our strength - and still know how weak we really are underneath...

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