Everything Happens for a Reason
|August 13, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Deep Stuff, Running Talk|
My morning started with a bit of a panic.
No pudding in the fridge. *Cue pudding manhunt*. Still no pudding.
WHAT?! No pudding to top my oatmeal with?! I guess it’s time I broke out of that rut then…
I am someone who LOVES variety, and this just reminded me how much!! Banana oatbran pudding rocks my world. It has been TOO LONG since I have had good ol’ PB&J as an oatmeal topping!! SO GOOD!!
Today, I had a bad run. Enter the sulky face:
From start to finish, it was bad! Short and…not so sweet:
Although I wasn’t thinking this on the run, and it took a while afterwards to see it too, every bad run is really a BLESSING in disguise! You learn important lessons (don’t run after upping your squat weight to 110lbs and doing bike hill sprints the day before, don’t sneeze near railings, etc.) and it makes you love those good ones even more! Yesterday, this was the chapter I read from The Purpose Driven Life:
I believe 100% that there IS a reason for everything, and I’m all too guilty sometimes of just getting frustrated at a situation, like at my run today, or at my injury, and not seeing the REASON behind it. My injury has helped me grow in so many ways I can’t even describe! It has taught me so much about patience, self-discipline, trust, and grace.
Sometimes, I still feel frustrated with my running. I’m not where I was pre-injury.
BUT I know this is all for a reason. And every day I am starting to see that more and more.
I used to take my running for granted. But now I praise God every time I run just that I CAN, and that I can do it for His glory! I don’t need to be the best runner on earth. I can just be happy with being passionate about it, and about sharing that passion with others:
I am looking forward to my runs this weekend, because I am going to LISTEN to my body and only run if I’m feeling good! And if I do that, I know I’ll finish looking like this:
Straight outta the box. I’m classy like that
No questions today! Thoughts? Comments? You know I’d love to hear them!
HUGS to you all, and have a GREAT weekend!! <3