The last time I ran, long long ago, my shoulder hurt for a few days following. I used that as an excuse to not get out and run for the rest of the week. The weeks following I continued to use that excuse and added to it the excuse of stress of work and lack of sleep. Truth be told, I just didn't feel like trying to fight running with one arm and causing any discomfort. I was just not feeling like running.
One of the side effects of not running is that my eating habits have been suffering. I just have a hard time keeping my diet clean, healthy, and in check when I am not exercising. I think there is something physiological about cravings and how much physical activity we participate in. There is just a very real difference in what I crave and how much I eat when I am being sedentary.
Last night I got to bed at a decent time, so this morning it was a whole lot easier to get up when the alarm went off at 4:30. I was up and at it immediately which felt good as a change. I don't think it was by chance that as I was doing my morning devotions that the scripture was James 1:22-25. It was just very encouraging to me this morning considering all I have been going through lately.
I made it off to the gym this morning for a 2 mile run on the treadmill. It was a difficult 2 miles as my lungs were not being shy about telling me that I have not been doing this to them lately.... and they were not happy. I persevered and hit the 2 mile mark. This was a great accomplishment because I wanted to give up at the half mile mark.
Keep encouraging me..... I will get back there.
Tim Wilson - blog.262quest.com