"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

Monday, June 30, 2014

40, Flabby and Falling Apart!

 Proverbs 4:25-27
 "Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.  Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. " 
This morning I was anxious to see if Austin was going to join me for my bike ride. Yesterday evening, he said that he would probably go with me. As a mom what I heard was "Yeah mom, that sounds like fun, we can bond and enjoy some special time together!"
But what he probably meant was " Ugh, OK mom, yeah, yeah, wake me up in the morning and I will see how tired I am and how nagging you are when you wake me up."
I am not sure how our paths connected but without nagging and without him being a grumpy butt, he simple replied "Yeah mom, give me 5 minutes."
I was so excited, I was skipping steps downstairs to finish getting ready.
I had a 10 mile loop planned. It is my kind of planning though. My 10 mile loop really defines as a 14 mile loop. If I really said my loop was as long as I was planning Austin would have crawled back into bed.
We took a lot of back roads to get to the park.
I was ahead of Austin by about 500 feet when we entered Quick Rd. Austin was struggling with his water bottle. I was looking up a 1/4 mile incline with a lot of loose gravel. As I glanced back to check on Austin I noticed a white car pull onto the road. I instantly got nervous because Austin was in the middle of the road. Austin is almost 15. He is a head taller than me. I knew that he could see the car along with  get out of the path of the vehicle. In my concern,  I looked back at him again. This time my front wheel caught the sand, twisting my bike abruptly and with one swift move, down I went.  Due to the incline of the road I couldn't touch the ground to save myself. I landed in the soft gravel/sand mix. I couldn't get up fast due to the bike tangled on top of me.
"Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.  Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. "
What a picture of life for me this week. I needed this reminder. As soon as I looked back, my path turned into slipping sand. I knew Austin was going to be good. But I was caught up on fear and not focused. 
Sometimes we let our peripheral vision become our main vision. We are looking more out of the corners of our eyes than we are looking forward.  
We Major on the Minors and Minor on the Majors. 
We go along in our day "happy happy happy" until we turn on Facebook seeing something that trips us up. Or we get caught up in gossip, taking that phone call we knew better. Maybe we are not even looking sideways, maybe we are looking backwards and living with resentments and jealousy. Some of us hold unto so much unforgiveness we can hardly pedal forward at all.
A Face a mother could love!
I have not healed up from my last fall on my bike, when I have scraped myself up yet again. This is exactly what happens when we are not staying focused.  It is very difficult to recover when we fall. The thing I noticed most about my falls is that I am the one hurt the most. I am the one left damaged.
When I take my focus off the path God has for me, I hurt mostly myself. My wounds are noticeable to others, regardless of how I try to conceal them. They always show no matter how we try to hide them.
The BikeDown:
14 miles with Austin.
My knee was sore from yesterdays run. After we biked, I drove up to Genesys and iced my knee for 18 minutes. 
I got a massage today. I asked "Holly" if she could focus on my IT Band. 
Funny thing, "Holly"  my massage therapist was talking about my injury. I was telling her how I have to strengthen my glutes ect. She said "Yeah, your glutes are a bit FLABBY!"
Oh my gosh!!  Seriously?? FLABBY?? There goes her TIP!
Just kidding. I tipped her, A verbal tip!
Just kidding again. She was actually great. My buns of steal days are long gone! Reality check!
40, flabby and falling apart!

1 comment:

  1. uh, if YOU are flabby then I don't want to know what I am LOL! you have body of a twenty-something so I don't know what she was looking at;-) sorry you had a fall but I love how you put a positive spin on it. keep at it! xoxo