Friday, March 4, 2016

Going beyond yourself

I have began training for another Half-Marathon. This will be my forth in Prescott, so I am familiar with the course and the prep needed. However...and that's a big HOWEVER, this time seems much harder.

Perhaps it's the 10 extra pounds. Maybe it's the 48 years of life. My times are greater and so are my aches and pains. I wouldn't want it any other way!

What the heck are you talking about? Harder, older, slower and more painful and I wouldn't want it any other way. I have begun to appreciate the VALUE OF STRUGGLE more now than ever before. If I am doing things that are BEYOND MYSELF, then I am in a position to depend on God and others to make it! I will do my part and at the end of this race day, I still have to run the entire 13.1 miles but mentally I am depending on God to get me through.

What was the last thing you attempted that was "beyond yourself"? Maybe you should do something physical like running a long race or taking a big hike? Maybe you should speak to someone you have been avoiding or giving something away that is valuable to you. Maybe your "someday I will do ????" just needs to start today!

Do something today that is SO BIG that you must rely on the Lord to see it done! Good luck and keep moving. You have a friend slowly running up and down the mountains of Arizona who understands.