Monday, July 4, 2011
How He Loves - John Mark McMillan
Time seems to evade me so here is the SHORT story of Rock N Roll Seattle Half...and more important stuff.
See bloggy friends, post party lunch
slumber party with Tall Mom
walk/run the half
Got in huge fight with mom (made me sad)
Missed the slumber party (huge disspointment)
Returned home promptly after race to "repair" things with mom.
RAN the half, 1:57:11, P.R.
Totally missed meeting the great EMZ!
When I returned from my trip I was feeling in a funk but knew I should be elated. Ran a great half with zero training and made the Hood to Coast team in the same week. I am HAPPY about that but torn on many levels about some Mommy details. (long story) I was sharing with a friend some of my concerns and she POINTED me to scripture and this great song! Thank you...it became clear I was just missing the mark and needed to spend some time with God.
WoW! Thank you God for friends and man on man have I been THIRTSY! Anyone been wondering whatever happend to "Thirsty Thursday"? 2 weeks traveling missing church and I could feel it. My thoughts have been other places. So this weekend I was able to take a BIG GULP and feel refreshed. So much to do and share...all for God's glory. I have been thinking about how God places people in our lives and how we have opportunities to influence and CARE for others.
Meredith is one of those people. When I came across her blogm (Therapeutic Runnings of a Mom) several months ago I was drawn to a post about her brother and how he was fighting cancer. Since then I have been praying for her brother and thankful to have met this friend.
Sometimes things do not go as planned. Things change, words are exchanged, hurts happen, sometimes we don't understand the PLAN. As runners I feel like we are always making a PLAN.
Sometimes when we succeed there are other things that overshadow what you thought would make you happy. This all made me think about how important it is that we strengthen our CORE.
No not those tummy muscles (that we obsess about) but your CORE. The core of you! Being in relationship with Christ, being transparent with others, loving and serving others, following God....that is my CORE. Sometimes my core gets FLABBY and hard to distinguish.
I am HAPPY to be working on my CORE and that I have friends that bring me back to the "GYM" to continue this journey.
What are some of your CORE excercises?