Katie asked me what my goal was this morning, and I said “goal for what?”
How many times you want to go up Red Rocks…
My answer was 2.
LOL but the problem with only 2 is that I know I could do more than two… even though I had never been there before. So I picked 7.
Now Katie surely is in way better shape than me, so I knew we really wouldn’t be doing it together but we’d be doing it together. LOL
So… we just walked up to the steps and I thought I was going to die. I’ll blame it on the altitude LOL
So I looked at these steps and I thought OHMYWORD WHY DIDN’T I PICK 2?????
But I picked 7 and Katie probably seeing the panic on my face was so kind and said something like you can quit anytime you want. But I said 7 and so if I had to crawl up those dumb steps I was going to do 7.
It was hard. I mean after 1 time up and down I thought “OHMYWORD” but it wasn’t a race and I remembered some things from when I did the Biggest Loser at Metro. Like when I’d go up a hill, I never looked up, I took each step one at a time. Looking up seemed overwhelming but one step at a time, I could do one step.
I love the songs on my playlist and so I just hit random and let them fly. One crazy thing about when I run (or walk or decide to climb “stairs”) I pray. I pray for my friends, I pray for guidance for my own life. I really think that God uses that time because I am a captive audience LOL.
I was thinking back to my time with Metro’s BL and this one time that Joel (my coach) was yelling at me THE WHOLE TIME! I seriously wanted to tell him to shut the hell up LOL finally I just screamed at him “I know I’ll never be good enough” and I just did the bleachers and he came up to me and we had this crazy talk about how I only needed to please myself and God. If I did my best every time that it was pleasing to God and it should be to me too. I thought about that as I’d finish each one of the up and downs of Red Rock… (and I posted all those pictures between so I could rest my pour beating heart). I did that last round of steps and at one point I really didn’t think I was going to make it to the top. HOLY MOLY!
And you know how I do that thing where I pick a great song to finish to? Well since my playlist was on shuffle “Overcomer” by Mandisa. I have to tell you that at that moment, I really did wish I could belt it out! That was a hard but really satisfying workout.
Had some good time with God. The future plans and what He wants for next steps.
Also… I signed up for the Color Me Rad 5k Run in May (I hope I don’t regret it) and going to look into other 5ks over the summer.
I’m excited about what God does in and through me during this time!
Phil 3:13-14 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.