Monday, August 31, 2009


The sound of each foot pounding on the pavement, as your surroundings whoosh by your flowing body, you are one with your heaving chest rising and falling with every deep breath and you are left with your thoughts to last the trip.

I may be making running sound more glamorous than it really is.  But as I run I like to make it a thought provoking time.  I like to be my own therapist (when I run alone) and counsel myself in my current events.  

Today I learned something as I ran.

It was a rather muggy day, and pretty hot too.  If any of you run than you know after a distance you will start to drift a little to the right or a little to the left on the trail.  This particular trail runs along a river and as I thought about how nice it would be to fall into the river "accidentally", without me noticing I would find myself close enough to actually fall in.  I thought about how powerful the mind is and how much our thoughts can help us or drown us.

This lesson helped me want to keep my thoughts cleaner because I don't think i realize how many thoughts I might entertain subconsciously and how they are bringing me closer to the edge "with out me noticing it."

I am going to be better. For my family, the Lord, and Me.


  1. aaahhhhh running..i can't wait to get back to that. that is probably the one thing i miss the most about being SO pregnant!!! just a few more months!

  2. i have made running just as glamorous in my thinking and speaking of it as well. if you've ever been a runner you can agree that there is nothing comparable to that runner's high. however, it's swimming for me now.

  3. Yea, I make running glamorous in my thoughts... and then I do it... and I want to like it, I want to do it, but I don't like it... and inevitably stop doing it, and all the time I want to run, but just can't get it in my mind to keep going, one of these days I'll get it down.. clean thoughts are always a good idea, sometimes you don't even notice what slips into your mind..


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