Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, March 17, 2011


so I went running today, I haven't been running in a long time, or at least it seems like it since winter has been soooo long and I love running outside.  I thought 'wow it is warm today', looked up at the ctm in my car and it said 72!!  woo hoo!  Decided that I should slap myself if I didn't go running.  So, thankfully my schedule opened up and I did go for a run (funny how that happens) so I threw on my favorite pants, favorite shirt, ponytail, and my3 player. And off to the Trenton Track I went. I only ran about 1.5 miles out of the two that I completed (I know 'only' right), I did sprints, jogged, walked, but really I felt good about myself and my accomplishments.  I could have (and almost did) beat myself up about how I can't run as far, how I slacked over the winter, but I decided to focus on my accomplishments for today.

It was a beautiful day, and focusing on the good, makes for a very happy ending!

Phil 3:12-14 (NLT) 12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

1 comment:

Diane said...

I love that you chose to focus on your accomplishments instead of beating yourself up for something already passed. We spend so much time reprimanding ourselves when the Lord only wants to encourage us. Pressing on....I like that!

Many hugs.......