I have always loved Hebrews 12:1-2 as a runner! Running is a huge parallel to Christianity and these verses reaffirmed my observation. “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run… Continue reading Using the Power of Hebrews 12:3 to Become a Better Runner
I used to stress out about having the onset of an injury because that meant less training and it threatened to pause my running. But, I also used to stress out about not having the onset of an injury, because I was wondering if I wasn’t pushing hard enough. I was so totally confused. Yet… Continue reading Using Injuries to Your Advantage
Even though I became a Christian at a young age, for a long time I struggled with depression. I struggled with feeling worthless, useless, and unfulfilled. For years, I had this feeling of emptiness deep inside my heart that ached to be filled. I was told that this feeling was normal and that I’d just… Continue reading Fulfillment and Satisfaction; The Secret to Gaining True Motivation that Lasts
Motivation, as I’ve said before, is fleeting, just like our feelings. It comes and goes in the moment. Motivation could actually be easily classified as a feeling. It’s a good feeling that makes us want to get something done. Though there are many reasons why you may be lacking motivation, here are the top three… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Might be Lacking Motivation
When God gave me a vision for Be Still and Run, I thought it was going to just fall into place and happen overnight, but boy was I wrong. There have been so many detours to my plans that I eventually just stopped trying so hard to get things to happen in my time and tried to flow with God’s schedule. Maybe those of you who have been with me for awhile have noticed that.
I can’t begin to explain the peace that I had going into this race as well as actually running it. For about two weeks prior God had been laying on my heart Isaiah 26:3, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Even with a… Continue reading Mo Half Marathon Recap
I took a survey a few months ago to see what some of the most common frustrations of a runner are and it was surprising that these three where literally all there was besides a few personal, more specific issues. Lack of Motivation Lack of Time Reoccurring or Constantly Fighting Injuries Do you have any… Continue reading The Three Frustrations of a Runner and What to Do About Them
Are there things that you wish were different in your life? Can I tell you a secret?
Running has become a big part of my life. It’s become a platform from which God teaches me a lot about life. It has become very important to me. Even though it started out with a simple intention to try something new, it eventually led to a love/hate relationship. Now that I’ve had four days… Continue reading What Do You Love About Running?
As I was weeding our strawberry bed, I came upon the dreaded area where the thistles had taken over. I grabbed some gloves and got to work only to become frustrated minutes later with my progress. Everyone knows that in order to keep a thistle from coming back you must take out the root right? … Continue reading Gaining Motivation to Control our Thoughts by Looking at the Life of a Thistle Plant