"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, March 13, 2013

Why do we QUIT??

 2 Chronicles 15:7 "But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded."
The Look of wanting to give up. Everything hurt. Boston 2011

There are so many places we throw in the towel.
We Quit.
We Quit sometimes before we even start.
We are afraid to set goals because we don't know if we will achieve them.
We look for a trap doors in  our agenda, our goals or our plans.
We Quit.
You do not have to be a Runner to understand this quitting thing.
Quitting is a mental thing not a physical thing.

Giving up happens to all of us. Just because we Fail does not mean we are a Failure.  The problem isn't quitting...the problem is we do not get back up and TRY again.

We Quit on Ourselves. Life is hard and when things do not go the way we want we invert and isolate never to return..
We Quit On Others. We get hurt, rejected or attacked and we retreat.
We Quit on our Responsibilities. We get overwhelmed and exhausted or confused and do not follow through with what should be taken care of.
We Quit on our Faith. We all have a story. And it is so easy to blame GOD. We think God is to blame for our hardships..No, He doesn't work that way. He is a Loving God. He loves you. Life is not fair. Life Hurts.
Bottom Line we quit when most of the time Victory is right around the corner.

What happened to the FIGHT? Where has the Passion gone? 
The ZEAL?? 

Greatness is NOT delivered by the UPS man. You have to fight for it. You have to work hard for it. You have to believe in it.

When I am signing up for a race I never initially think of all the pain and torture of training. I try not to think of the sacrifice on my schedule or the interuption of life that is going to take place.
I think of the PRIZE. I think of the VICTORY. I see the Product of all the pain, sweat and tears. I See myself at the Finish line smiling, laughing and crying with JOY and GRATITUDE.

  "Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." ~Winston Churchill

Yesterday I came home early from work. It was the 5 month anniversery of Ariel passing away. I had one thought on my mind and that was to run down my heartache.
I wanted to run 3 miles. As I ran out the door I could feel the sleet slapping my face almost instantly. I could feel the wind rustling through my headphones. I could feel the chill of the air cutting through my layers. So I took off in a comfortable pace. No plan but to run.
I had not gone a half of a mile and I could tell my legs wanted to move. My body said to RUN and RUN Hard. And so I did..
Until by lungs felt like they were going to explode.
Until my legs began to wobble.
Until my demons began to haunt me.
Until my arms were heavy.

I wanted to QUIT. SO SO SO Bad. Everything in me hurt and when I looked at my time I was so discouraged. But I ran through it.
I am not going to tell you I had a GREAT run or a FAST RUN; actually if this run discribes this Sundays PotOGold .. it is going to stink...
BUT despite it all I didn't Give up. I was disappointed and discouraged, I was in pain and emotionally crushed but I followed it through.

Distance: 7 miles
Time: 1:01
Amazing track Run With "Paula". We ran our mouth talking about The Lord and lost track of time! Fueled by the Holy Spirit!

ProCompression Has sent me a pair of their COMPRESSION SOCKS! AND they want to send me another pair FOR YOU!!! These are retailed at 50$!
Here is how YOU can win a PAIR.
  1. You have to be a follower on my blog. 
  2. Make a guess on the TIME you think I will finish Pot O Gold Sunday, March 17th. Who Ever comes Closest WINS!! Simple. I run this race every year if you want to see how I did last year here is the Recap.
  3. I will Post my Time and The WINNER. I will follow up with the winner but I will need their address and shoe size.



  1. Hi Anita! You are always SUCH a motivation & inspiration. Thank your for your courage, dedication & most of all glory given to God! I love that about you. My guess for your race is 28:48, good luck to you my friend!
    I cannot believe it has been five months already! I think of Ariel a lot, as well as all of you who loved her so much! She will NEVER be forgotten! I am sorry for the heartache of such a loss...love you my friend! xoxoxo

    1. Maria,
      You are the inspiration. You have been so encouraging and supportive. When You speak I feel your words hug me. I can see your eyes looking lovingly meaning every word that you say.
      It feels like yesterday. I miss her and that life so bad. It is like losing a limb, I will get through but I will never be whole again.
      I love you Maria~

  2. I would like to say your time will be 28:27. And your husband is a butthead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol, but really I enjoy reading your blogs because you are an inspiration to me to never give up. I have learned to love running and I think it's because of you. 5 miles last time with no pain!!!! Thank you Anita. Sleep well.

    1. SUE! Yes amongst many things Andy is such a BUTTHEAD! I am glad that you enjoy reading, I want to glorify God in the gift he has given me. ANd that is what I hope I portray.

      5 miles! That is awesome! Sue I am smiling reading this accomplishment. AND No Pain! That a Girl!
      It is time to sign up for a RACE!!!!!!

      POTOGOLD...This Sunday..I will Be there!! COME out!!!

  3. This week has been VERY difficult for me, reading this post has encouraged me to stay at it, to not throw the towel in, even though I feel so overwhelmed. I know my God is with me, He never gives up on me, and with Him I can do all things. Thanks for the GREAT reminder to stay at it and FIGHT, the passion and the zeal will come back, just keep walking with God and trusting in Him. Great Post Anita!!!