Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Training, diet and mental desire all align.....and I run.


What happens to the body that has been conditioned with healthy nourishment, that habitually strains and stretches, that desires to be more? Is the idea so strange; to find peace in the race? Not in slowing, but in pushing, thrilling with the growing strength of each step. What once was painful becomes a natural state of being, and I find rest.

But they that await upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.~Isaiah 40:31

When fatigue shows it's fearful face, tired distractions clutter my day and my misguided desires land empty at my feet, it's not a break that I need.

The need is for exercise of winded faith, words grow tired without actively following truth. The need is for scarfing nourishment from His word, storing up what is needed to improve performance and recovery. The need is for falling in step with His will, speed is of little importance if you are on the wrong path, and His race is the only one we can win.

"....let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us."~Hebrews 12:1

I think God is a runner.

*"...runner's high is thought to be ... a product of the natural, rhythmic motion of running and the mental calm caused by the meditation-like focus of long distance runners." (livestrong.com)

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  1. I love your unique perspective on this. It encourages me. Not all energy comes from time-outs; energy often comes from the doing, the running. Find peace in the race.

    I also like this:
    "Speed is of little importance if you are on the wrong path."
    So true! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love your analogy with running. My favorite movie of all time is "Chariots of Fire" and the best line in the movie is when Eric Lidell says that when he runs he feels God's pleasure! The Isaiah verse says it all.



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