Thursday, February 20, 2014
Had a great run today. I forgot my Garmin, so I don't know how fast I ran or how far. I just ran! It was a lot of fun.
Then.....to top my fun run....
I saw this guy running towards me. He was a barefoot runner (not for me, but cool), but wait... he was juggling bowling pins while he was running.
I looked this up on the internet tonight and this is actually a thing. It's called "Joggling". People even do this while they run marathons. Truly amazing!
I wish I would have had time to get my phone out my pouch to take a picture, but here is a picture showing another "Joggler".
Monday, January 06, 2014
I did this devotional on YouVersion called, "Made to Crave: 21 Day Challenge", when I first started my weight loss journey last January, but I thought it would be good to do it again after a year of clarity.
On Day 2, the author draws a parallel between her food addiction and the rich young man who comes to see Jesus in Matthew 19.
She writes, " Jesus meant His comment for any of us who wallow in whatever abundance we have. I imagine Jesus looked straight into this young man's soul and said, 'I want you to give up the one thing that you crave more than Me.'"
Wow! For so many years, I was that young man, who just could not fathom giving up unhealthy foods. I relied on comfort foods to ease my pain, my emotions and my fears. It doesn't work.
Great insight, but this is the paragraph that spoke to my soul.
She writes, " God made us capable of craving so that we'd have an unquenchable desire for more of Him, and Him alone. Nothing changes until we make the choice to redirect our misguided cravings to the only One capable of satisfying them."
Blaise Pascal so wisely said, “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”
I have used all kinds of things to fill that vacuum...to no avail--food, work, busyness, relationships, you name it.
I will always enjoy good food, but I never what that bite of "whatever" to come before the One who truly is capable of healing and satisfying me.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I went to pre-op appointment this morning. Hubby drove me through the ice to get there. That was fun.
Gynecological surgery is set for Friday. Praying the surgeon will be able to do it by laproscope. He is going to try. If all goes well, I'll be home later that day. If they have to cut, then might be in hospital for a day or two.
Either way, trusting Him to get me through it.
Thank you everyone for the well wishes and prayers! I certainly appreciate it so much!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
I remember telling myself that I would run any distance, but I would NEVER want to do a mud run. Boy, was I wrong. This is my 2nd mud run and again...I had a BLAST!
All the Soul Sisters, pre-mud:
Here we are crawling through the mud:
This was a new obstacle for me. Challenging, but fun!:
All of us scaled the 20 foot cargo net. Just don't look down!:
After we were done, everyone said, "I can't believe I just did that!" Whether it was the 20 foot cargo net or the 8-foot climbing wall--you just can't help but feel a sense of accomplishment!
A majority of our group were 1st time mudders. We laughed so much, giggled like school girls, but in the end, we felt like warriors!!
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