Yes, that is right.  I ran (my training run mapped out by Rob) 4 days in a row.  What?!  Never thought that would happen.  Every time I think I just want to warm up a little and then do my other strength training I just feel like running.  So, I do.  I expected to be so sore that I couldn’t move and I was sore, but actually running is keeping me limber.  Is that normal?

Today I wish I could have run outside but my schedule was packed all day and I didn’t feel like running in the dark.  So, the treadmill it was…but at least there were no mishaps on the treadmill.

I was a little stressed out when I began to run.  I discovered that running is a great way to release pressure that is built up in your mind.  As I ran I began to release each of my concerns from the day.  I released them by remembering who is control – God, not me, and I asked Him to take my burdens from me and I prayed for each of the people I love who are going through a hard time.  I got a lot of praying done during my run.  What a great combo!  Running and praying.  Another fun discovery.

I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday and we were discussing how to know you finally “made it” as a dedicated worker-outer.  I think I still have a long way to go.  But, I see progress!  Six weeks ago I pretty much had to drag myself to the gym or to any kind of physical activity.  I made about 2000 excuses in my mind why I couldn’t make it…but little by little I just kept going.  Not sure what magical moment it started to turn in to an actual desire to go, but I’m thankful that it did.  I still argue with myself about going sometimes, but it’s a lot easier to get my work out in regularly.  I think about the “seat belt law”.  Before the law I may or may not have worn a seat belt when driving.  Once it became the law, I was constantly having to remember to fasten my seat belt.  Now I don’t even think about it when I get in the car, I just do it.  It’s automatic.  That’s how I want working out to be in my life.  Something that isn’t even a discussion, it’s just something I do.  Will I get there?  Well…I sure am gonna keep trying!

Tip of the day:  Don’t give in to giving up.  Just keep talking yourself into doing something.  Find what works for you.  Even doing a walk around the block every day to start is a great thing!  Then one day just be crazy and walk 2 blocks.  Before long, maybe I’ll see you out running with me!  YOU CAN DO IT!

 

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About cakboliv

Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia to wonderful missionary parents, Howard and Maxine Morarie. Grew up in Bolivia, both in a remote jungle village

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  1. Way to go CAK! I love how I feel when I’m consistently active, so that’s what my motivation is, even if I get off track for a few weeks. I for some reason can’t concentrate enough during my run to pray but I love listening to sermons and books. Glad you can though! It’s killing two birds with one stone.

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