Thursday, June 30, 2011

Right Combinations

It seems like I cannot get it all right all at the same time. I can get my diet down and eat properly to have energy and then it seems like my sleeping patterns get all messed up! It's just crazy. There must be a way to get them both in balance at the same time!

 As I am realizing how quickly my next half marathon is approaching I feel like I am under the crunch to get my training back up going strong. But sometimes it seems that just about the time I feel the positive changes in my body it wipes out on me. And I feel like it's partly due to trying to find the right balance and combination of eating and resting. I hate to sleep - but I love to eat. That's the wrong formula for running success!

 I think this parallels life in a few ways too. It seems like we can really concentrate on one area - you know, the temper, our language, our finances or outlook...and when we get one of these areas refined and are moving along smoothly it's like Bam! Another area that needs serious change can hit us and demand our attention. The trouble is that we must maintain what we have accomplished in one area while beginning to work on another!

 What's a runner to do? You can't let go totally of one area without losing progress. Paul said in Philippians 3:16 that we should all walk by the same standard to which we have attained. That really makes it so much simpler. All we can do is the best we can with what we have today! I'm not going to worry about it. I can continue working on eating, sleeping and training... and each day do the best I can with what I have. Same thing with our Christianity. All God requires out of us is to walk in what we have learned and what we know. It's not as complicated as I thought... it's just about walking...and walking...and walking it out day by day.

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