My biggest struggle with running is the time commitment. Running is not a sin, yet if I center my life around it as though it were an idol, it can quickly become sinful. For a while, my time in Scripture was shrinking in proportion to my time in Nikes. Oh, how to balance life?!
So I’m working on some changes. For my easier runs, I’m listening to excellent sermons on my iTouch. I’lll still jam out to music on my long runs. More importantly, I’m praying that God will help me commit to time spent getting to know Him through His Word no matter what each day’s schedule brings. I am confident that He can draw me there.
Enough preaching! On to my running progress!
- Did I mention that I ran my LONGEST RUN EVER today!? Oh yeah!
- My weight has returned to normal. This is great considering my initial weight gain! Could this be the start of a weight LOSS trend!? I hope!
- My daily energy levels and mood are improving drastically. While my BODY is thriving, I can tell in my SPIRIT that I’ve missed out on time in the Word. I’m eager for some true Bible study time.
- I still run slow. Sooo slow. No improvement on speed this week, but I’m okay with that because of my strides in the endurance category!