Today completed the end of Week 2. It continues to amaze me how sometimes I am tired, or haven't had enough sleep, but on the days where I go out in the morning, after I shove myself out of bed, I feel so much better after going out for that run. It reminds me of children who are undisciplined by their parents. They often throw all kinds of fits, do wild and crazy things, and yet all they really want is the thing they say that don't want - discipline. Boundaries. That's the way my body feels now. Wild and crazy; having a 30-something year old temper tantrum, but when I go out for my jog no matter how short the distance or how challenging the hills, the body calms down and says a silent, "Thank you." Like getting that special pacifier. Who knew?
You know I've been saying that I try to be careful and watch my form, not going too fast (if I can help it) because I do not want shin splints. Today I was reminded of a scripture, "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Matt. 26:41) I will remember that as I continue this program. Sometimes we want to go faster than we should, but our bodies won't allow us because it's too much, too fast. Gently breaking into this program is what is necessary for the body.
And now I'm off to start my day. I just found out that I'm going to be teaching something new this year so I've got to get my classroom set up and hit the books!
|A view from the cemetery where I run|
|Week 2, Day 3|
Until next time,