Saturday, February 19, 2011

Running Like the Wind, Well Maybe a Breeze

I had a very lazy Saturday and decided to stop vegging out long enough to hit the treadmill for a run.  I have recently gotten back into my fitness routine but have no more than 3 miles at one time in last few months.  Today pushed a little further and got to that feeling of lightness and I just let my body go into it natural rhythm: arms pumping, deep breathing, back straight, and feet moving all in tandem.

When I reached that point my mind was free and began to think about how running had been so easy for me when I was younger.  I didn't have to put forth any effort at all during my years in the Army, I could just run like the wind.  It was a necessary part of being a Soldier and I didn't think much about the endurance or strength that was building in me. Fast forward to today and I am so very thankful for the natural gift of running that I have even though I am slower and I have to work hard to motivate myself to start but once I get going I can literally run for miles and miles.  On my run today I began to think about all of the things that I have to live for and how much more I want to do and see.  I know that healthy living and staying active will be critical to my longevity.  My younger self ran to check a block for her employment and I am now running for my life.

God has blessed me with so many wonderful things and I know that there is so much more to come because He promised me in Jeremiah 29:11 I know the plans the I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and future.  I know that God's word is true and I also know that I have to invest in the body that He has given me or I won't be around for my future that He has planned.  So I will keep breezing along, running on to fulfill the plans He has for me.