"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Lesser of TWO Evils.

"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak." Thomas Carlyle
I couldn't believe I slept in until 8 am. As I walked out the door this morning I was giving myself a lip lashing.

"UGh, Nita, it is 8:19 that means you will not be home until almost 10am. Anita, you have to be more disciplined. You have to be more focused." 

Because I did not go to sleep early I woke up late.
Because I woke up late:
  1. It was already getting hot.
  2. I was going to be home late and had a lot to do.
  3. I was in a hurry and didn't take time to stretch or put my hydration belt on.
  4. I forgot to eat and my sugar drops which gives an uneasy and fearful run.
 I was trying to stay calm and steady running. Anxiety does not help. Of course I do not know any instance that anxiety is an asset!
As I was on my turn around at mile 5 I was done verbally disciplining myself. I decide to take on a new approach- Physical Punishment!

And again this is what I told myself...
"Anita, this pain is temporary. It is going to be over with in less than 40 minutes. But the pain of not accomplishing the goal is going to haunt you forever. The pain of cheating yourself because of lack of discipline or whining is a far worst pain. So suck it up and get serious. Run. And Run Hard. Make It count."
And that is what we did. Yes, It hurt. But even in the Pain there was Peace.

There are many things we put off or throw in the towel in at. We take the easy road, or the short cut. As soon as it hurts or we are a little uncomfortable we look for an escape route. But in the end WE know that doesn't get the job done and at the end of the day we have this nagging emotion we can not put our finger on. Our minds do not let us forget our procrastination or lack of discipline.
 NIKE says it best: JUST DO IT

The RunDown:
Total Miles: 10.24
Time: 1:23:03
Average Pace: 8:06
Fastest Mile: 7:52


  1. Your friend in NC, Jamie, sent me your link...and she was right: you are an inspiration! :) I don't want to run a marathon, just a 10k...but some days it feels like I don't have the discipline to get there! Ever! LOL Thanks for putting into words exactly how it feels NOT to Just Do It. :)

  2. Thank You Sheri, I can not tell you how much it means to get feedback. Your post was very encouraging to me. Keep It UP! Not everyday is easy. But remember your Goals and that YOU are worth them all!