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
Category: As A Person
Fulfillment and Satisfaction; The Secret to Gaining True Motivation that Lasts
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
3 Reasons Why You Might be Lacking Motivation
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 Your Dreams Take a Detour
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.
The Three Frustrations of a Runner and What to Do About Them
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
The Secret to Gaining Forward Momentum when you’re Feeling Stuck
Are there things that you wish were different in your life? Can I tell you a secret?
What Do You Love About Running?
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?
Gaining Motivation to Control our Thoughts by Looking at the Life of a Thistle Plant
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
Is buying your motivation really the best approach?
Did you know buying motivation is possible?! It really is. I've done it as have many others. But is there a better way to obtain motivation?
Why am I doing this?
As I ran through the park during a 5k race, the thought finally crossed my mind. The thought that I had never had but had always heard of. It came by surprise at the time and I was dead serious. Why am I doing this?! I hate running and I’m never running again. It shocked… Continue reading Why am I doing this?