|March 27, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Topic Posts|
HEY fellow bloggies and blog-readers!! Hope you’ve had a great weekend!! I’ve got a serious post for you today. I know, weird right? I’m dedicating this post to my amazing friend Lindsay- this is me cleansing my heart girl!
I learnt a very important lesson today about the importance of gratitude and in:
I woke up and felt shin pain. But I decided to try to do my easy 7-8 mile run anyway. I was careful- I ignored the blue skies that were tempting me to hit the pavements…
…and instead I hit the treadmill. But had to stop after 20 minutes after consistent shin pain. And even when using the bike after that, the shin still hurt. Cue sad face.
I left the gym feeling a bit sorry for myself.
But I got home, put my self-pity to one side, dressed up nice(r) and set off to my friend Julia’s church to see her get baptised.
And as always, church turned things around for me. Praying, singing praise, and most of all, listening to my friend talk about why she was getting baptised really put things into perspective. She was amazing, and seeing this totally gorgeous friend of mine get baptised was totally the highlight of my week.
Bless her, she even caved to my insistence on an ‘after’ photo. Unfair how she looks this good after being dunked in water!!
But what I realised was how truly LUCKY I AM.
I am SO lucky to have legs that can carry me for miles on end, even if they do end up looking all wonky in photos…
And I should never EVER take that for granted. We are ALL so lucky in that we have our strong bodies that put up with all the things we throw at them, and we have to stop and remember sometimes that not everyone is as BLESSED as we are.
…and to take time every day just to be with YOU. I did this today with some Bible time whilst icing the shin. Never underestimate the power of frozen sweetcorn and God.
My fave verse today: Psalm 136:1 ‘Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.’
That chocolate ‘ice-cream’ tub faced an air strike from my spoon, and lasted all of two minutes under heavy fire.
Quote of the day:
Tell me something YOU are thankful for! I’m thankful for all of YOU. Cheesy, but true!! Your comments, emails and Tweets teach me so much and make me so happy!!
Have you ever struggled with injury, or are you at the moment? A shout-out to a few friends who I know are dealing with injuries/recovering at the mo: Kelly, Janae, Freya, Carrie, Jess, and everyone else out there who I haven’t listed!! I hope you get back to 100% quickly!!
What is one thing that can cheer you up no matter what? Apart from everything I already listed, I did a bit of retail therapy too.
Bra Sale shopping made me happy
Have a great week lovelies!!