"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, May 11, 2015

Fighting our Giants

Faith allows things to happen.  It is the power that comes from
     a fearless heart.  And when a fearless heart believes, miracles

Mondays always beat me up. I can really mess a good Monday up. I was telling my niece some of my Monday mistakes and she responded, "Wow, you are having a bad day." I laughed, "No, really I am not, its been a good day." All of my days are inside up out!

I took off to run a tad bit too late. I was taking my tank top off before I had even made it up the hill outside of my street.
"It's HOT"
"Just RUN"
"I'm already out of breath."
"Then BREATH Anita."

The dialogue that runs through my head.

I quickly thought of Kay. I was at Austin's basketball tournament this weekend texting backand forth with Kay.
She was talking about how bored she gets running.
The dialogue in my mind interrupts each other, it fights for air to speak. I am like a dog "Squirrel" and find myself totally sidetracked from one thought to the other.

Fighting Our Giants. Who does not LOVE the story of David and Goliath.
Our greatest giants are the ones that torture our mind.
Many of my running friends are struggling with mental handicaps that can be conquered with sheer FAITH.
Faith is believing what is unseen.
You have to believe in your tomorrow.
Do the work in your Today.
And let go of your Yesterday.

You have to be so DETERMINED that you don't just believe in your dreams and goals you claim them as a package on its way.

Your determination then MOTIVATES you to do whatever it takes to make it happen. This is the ACTION. You still have to work for it. You may have to work really hard, blood sweat and tears.
The harder you work the more you will appreciate it.
I ran the trails today. Once with just myself, then again with Alec for another 2 miles.


Andy and Austin were not with me on Mothers Day. They made me an Inspirational video. It was my running story. It was beautiful. Many of my running friends and family were stars in it!
I went out to brunch with the family,with out him and Austin. It was a first for me, I was struggling emotionally but tried to be a big girl.
My brother in law Bruce had to come to my rescue while poring myself a innocent cup of coffee.
Being over the 40year mark has really shown itself. Not just in my running but my physique changed quite a bit too. I have been married 19 years at the end of May. Andy has always been very complimentary to me. I always feel beautiful to him.
I am not the girl that ever got flirted with or hit on. I never was the girl that put myself in those positions either. It is awkward for me.
Not paying attention to anything but my coffee. I didn't see this man come up behind me. It came up real close and slipped his arm around my waist. At first I thought I must know him. Then he leaned in and quietly whispered in my ear "I just had to come and tell you, you have really nice calves."
AHHH! My Brother in Law Bruce was right next to me and saved me.

When I told Andy about it..Well he won't be leaving me at the brunch table alone anymore!
I am going to share some of my favorite products I purchase at the grocery store.
Tart Cherry Juice is good for inflammation. I always have a jar in the fridge. Tart cherries are a rich source of antioxidants that can help maintain heart health, joint health and blood circulation.



  1. Ewwww! That guy was so gross and creepy! I hope you elbowed him in the nose!!!! Or threw your hot coffee on his face!! If you must admire my calves, do it from at least arm length away! Or even better - leave me alone!!!!

    1. Michelle, I NEEDED you there! It was very creepy, I wear a wedding band, he had a lot of nerve. You Rock, I loved laughing at your response!