Last fall I so proudly stood in front of some other women and boldly told about how I ran 6 miles every other morning during the week and when I told them my time, they snickered. I laughed too and admitted that was a "sad" pace. I didn't realize it then or even until now what that did to me.
I started trying to increase my speed and started focusing on how fast I could go instead of how far. I found pleasure and confidence in my distance. I was proud to say I had actually done 13 miles on my own, until I told someone how long it took me. So that imagine of those ladies on that couch that night snickering has been burned in my brain. I started comparing myself to other runners...mistake number 1.
I stopped running by December and tried other things and nothing worked quite like running to help me burn fat fast. I've LONGED to start back but would try to run faster than what was comfortable and give up after a few days. I would ask if anyone wanted to run with me, for motivation, when secretly I like running by myself at my speed of slow.
Then, yesterday I ran again but I did sprints and walking and it was okay. I was happy with the "time".
Ready for Divine Intervention!
Last night I went to what us AdvoCare folks call a "mixer" and I was talking with a "fellow runner" who loves doing marathons and runs 7-8 miles all the time and he started sharing with me what I should be doing to shed fat faster and you know what? What I was doing all along was the right thing to do!!!
So, this morning I went for a run. I ran at my pace...not out of breath. I could still talk but was working up a good sweat and I ran. I completed 6k this morning! I love doing 10k and so I'm going to shoot for that Saturday morning. I'm back, I really am back. I spent time alone with my Father and was able to talk to Him about my business and the people I love. A few Britt Nicole songs played for me and I almost wept! Music does that too me. READY or NOT!
So watch out friends cause I'm going to live this life as God intended because He IS ON MY SIDE! He even gave me these little/powerful verses this afternoon during my study.
Psalms 18: 28-29
You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.