Trying to dance and sing along my run

This is a really, really tough week for me. I promise I will go into details but I feel I need to address some issues personally first before I tell my story. That said, part of the journey I am on is because God has called me to tell my story, to stand up and to reach out to help others. It still scares me to death and as I approach a HUGE healing moment in my life, I am a whirlwind of emotions and that is impacting my running confidence.

Add that into trying to do a zillion things and I am one overwhelmed, frazzled mom trying desperately to run long. I thought I would on Monday but at 10:00 am I finally ran just a mile to keep my streak alive. I did manage to get back on the treadmill later to run an additional 7 miles and after logging some miles, I plugged in my tunes. It has been awhile since I have run to music as recently I have been running and listening to Immaculate Heart Radio.

It was nice to run to music again and a funny thing happened. That Man started playing and all I wanted to do was dance along. That is pretty hard to do while on the treadmill by the way.

And the music kept lifting my spirits and darling daughter was amused by my occassional outbursts of song while Call Me, Elvira, and the cup song popped up to motivate me to keep running.

I would love to say the happy feeling I got at the completion of the run has carried over but yesterday I wasn't sure I could make the 5 miles on my plan. I ended up running 5.5 miles but every step was heavy and it was pure determination that drove me. Today I was hesitant again but still ran 5.5 miles and it was stories of flooding in Texas that propelled me forward. How can I complain or not find any happiness in being able to run outside on a beautiful cloudy day when others are facing awful flooding? On the bright side, all my family in Texas reported in to me today that they are okay but I will keep praying for them and all of those impacted by these storms. Will you join me?

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful that I am able to run.

Daily Bible Verse: And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. ~ Colossians 3:15

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