What can I say? I love to run. I've run 4 full marathons and 6 halfs. But I love God more and I'm determined to run this race of life for Him to receive the ultimate prize of Heaven. I'd like to share my thoughts with you. You can agree or disagree. Comment or don't. You can read or not read. But it's here if you want it. Enjoy! .

Saturday, February 25, 2012

We All Need a Fresh Start

I ran! It's been over 4 months, but I ran today. It felt so good. We'll see how my foot feels when I wake up in the morning but I'm cautiously optimistic. I heard about some great shoe inserts from someone else who had suffered from Plantar Fasciatis so I decided last weekend to go get some of them and just to get some new running shoes while I was at it. It had been a while anyways. The guy at Fleet Feet (still love that place) was awesome....so helpful and informative. He recommended I break the inserts in a few days but then try a run toward the end of this week. So today was the day. I ran 2 miles. It hurt a little, mainly in my lungs with the breathing, but I loved running again. I have missed it so much. And I like it so much better than that stinkin' Elliptical. I've been faithful on that thing for four months, maybe longer. And it's ok, but I'd rather be moving somewhere. I'd rather be on the road. I'm hoping this is a new beginning for me. Please pray for continued healing in my foot.

Speaking of new beginnings......I've been in a funk lately.....if that's still a word. Even if it isn't, I'm in one. I've been a little blah. Not sure why. But I haven't been motivated to do some important things.....like this blog for one. And I've even gotten lazy in my Bible study. Since it's been so cold, I was doing my Bible study in my car in the morning. But the heater, the darkness, the reclinable seat.....it was too easy just to close my eyes and wait for the gym to open instead. I chose rest over study for several mornings and it's just not working out for me. I need a new plan and a new start. I think Bible study and a personal relationship with God can get blah and stale in life just like anything else. For me at least, it's something that I have to work really hard at. I have to be creative and look for ways to make it fresh and new and motivating. So I'm working on that. I'm hoping this warm weather is here to stay because I'd like to get back outside for my daily time with God. That's helpful for me. And if I can start running again, that would actually help me as well because it would free up my mornings which is when I like to spend time with Him. But I'm here confessing laziness and pledging to do better. I'm making this new week a new start and I'm excited about it. I also plan to keep up this blog better. I know, I know....I've said that before and I could use the busy excuse one more time, but it comes down to laziness too. And one post in January and what will probably be one in February isn't much. But I really do plan to do better. I received a very encouraging email about the blog recently and it made me want to get back into it regularly. So it's part of my new plan as well.

There are times in life where we all just need a fresh start. Any time is a good time. I typically sign off this blog with a verse....Philippians 3:14. The verse before it states that we forget what is behind and push on to what's ahead. I could sit here and dwell on my laziness and feel sorry for myself for my lack of motivation. I could sit here and spout out numerous excuses for why I've gotten so lax in my personal relationship with God. But I think instead that I'll forget that and press on. I think instead that I'll make a fresh start and get back on track. I think I'll look to the future and focus on what my future holds. That's more fun to think about anyways.

Do you need a fresh start like I do? It's never too late. God is always waiting for us to turn back to Him.....

Deut. 31:6 ........6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

I love God, Griffin, my Girl, and my Guys.

Keep runnin'. The PRIZE awaits. (Php. 3:14)


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