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)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

it was a lot of steps!

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.

1 comment:

Jada's Gigi said...

wow...7 times! You are a trooper, girl! just one step at a time!