Random thoughts about running(and life) that are racing through my brain…
-When you accomplish your goal & finish a race…you must always have a NEXT in mind. Otherwise the exhilaration & feeling of accomplishment lends itself to emptiness & lack of motivation. It would be easy to fall back to square one.
-After last weeks 5k(where my family all ran together)…no one has wanted to run w/me all week!!! But, I understand…I felt the same way after my first 3 races. The Lord always sent me some form of encouragement to keep going forward.
-Even when you don’t feel it…take the next step anyway. Feelings come & go…right choices ultimately take you where you want to be. I enjoyed having Matt back on the track with me this morning!
-Every race, even if it’s not pretty (ie~my Talladega run)…has it’s own unique triumphs, struggles & meaning.
-Can’t get MILE ELEVEN at the Talladega out of my head. At a point in life that I had never been past…never ran more than 11 miles at one time(a half marathon is 13.1 miles)…the Lord gave me this song on my i-pod, it started playing exactly as I passed the 11 mile marker. That moment changed my life. I am still not able to comprehend completely all that moment meant to me. That song summarizes my life & my relationship with the Lord. I now listen to it every time that I run.
I’m sure that I’ll dedicate a blog to each topic someday….but for now…maybe my mind can rest…