Monday, September 13, 2010

Back on Track

Tonight was the first night in at least 3 weeks that I got myself into the gym. Phew! It has been WAY too long! I have come up with every excuse in the book to not run, and I finally got real with myself this weekend. I realized that I feel so much better when I'm in the gym. Ok, maybe not when I'm IN the gym, but after I'm DONE with the gym. It's a neat feeling to know that I'm pushing myself and challenging myself in a personal way. It's something that no one can make me do. I have to take control and make myself do it. So, I had a "come to Jesus" talk with myself last night/this morning about getting back on track in my jogging journey.

All that being said, my time in the gym tonight was really good. I won't say great, but it was good. I jogged/walked 2.18 miles. I thought I was going to lose my dinner at one point, but that's to be expected when you haven't been running for the past 3 weeks. It was really cool, because in the heat of the hardest part of my jog, the song "I Will Rise" by Chris Tomlin came on, which was such an encouragement.

I will rise when He calls my name. No more sorrow. No more pain.
I will rise on eagles wings. Before my God, fall on my knees. And rise...
And I hear the voice of many angels sing, 'Worthy is the Lamb'.
And I hear the cry of every longing heart, 'Worth is the Lamb'.

Then after that, Mighty to Save came on, which was empowering. That was the song that Jenny's family adopted during her time in the hospital, and I can't hear it (or sing it at church) without thinking about her. I feel like God's reminding me to keep going. To never give up. To remember that He's fighting for me every day. I'm resting in God's faithfulness tonight.

1 comment:

  1. We sang "I Will Rise" in chapel yesterday and I definitely cried. Such a beautiful song.