I have had many of those runs. The runs you keep your head down and stain the cement for miles.
Today, was not that run. My thoughts on the run...
As I ran, I had a checklist that I was going through.
- Don't cross your arms
- Shoulders back
- Don't heal strike
- Run with your core
- Pick up your legs
- Look up
- On your toes up the hill
As I trained my body for my run, I was to reminded to check my personal inventory as well.
I went through my actions, both that day and throughout the week. I reviewed my relationships and my responses to different circumstances.
The Check List started.
"My Righteousness is of Filthy Rags."
As I ran, I reminded myself I am nothing. I don't DESERVE anything. Everything I have is a blessing from God that I don't deserve. How could I get mad at God for ANYTHING when he gave me more than I deserved which is really nothing.
Even in my inventory, my mind turned over. I have had a lot of circumstances that I have walked away from. I have had some nasty things said about me, as we all have. There has been times I want to defend myself. I want to give my side of the story. I know the things that are being said and done and it is terrible the ways things are reported.
But in my miles I had peace. I just let all that go. It is so peaceful.
You don't have to defend yourself. You don't have to share your side of the story. It is always good to be so confident in your actions or lack of action that you don't look back. And that confidence comes from PEACE, and that Peace comes from doing the right thing.
You don't have to go to every argument you are invited to.
If you don't get in the sand box then you never get dirty. Let others throw dirt at you, just walk away.
The next time you are doing a training run, or training at the gym, do a little self inventory in your personal life as well.
- Check Yourself (NOT OTHERS)
- Review Your Actions
- Remember to be Kind
- Recover with Forgiveness
- Let it go..
~ My knee felt great, I had about a mile that I knew it was there. That means I had 6 miles that it felt great! EASY math.
I did 3 miles on sidewalks (more math) 4 miles of back roads. All this totaled to 1 MUD RUN full of FUN!
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