Circumstance Free

The previous weekend was great and I leaped some hurdles that have previously gotten the best of me. I’ve been working out regularly since before the new year and have really been wanting to add running regularly to the mix. As the weekend approached I chalked out Saturday morning as the time I would get started with my pursuit to run more. Saturday came and I was up early ready to go. I got my normal weight lifting in and headed to the local civic center to have a run ( I used the Nike+Run app First Run workout and it was really good). I felt amazing afterwards, as a matter of fact, I felt so amazing I decided I would run again Sunday. I woke up Sunday morning to rain, and it was one of those beautiful rainy mornings so I decided I would shoot for running after  church. On the ride home from church the rain was pretty steady, which caused me to begin to second guess trying to run. I began to think, maybe I shouldn’t, it might make me sick, we have somewhere to go and I’ll get all dirty and muddy (as if showers don’t exist). Thankfully, I snapped out of it. I adopted a new way of thinking. If I wouldn’t have set an internal intention to run on Sunday not running would have been fine with me. The fact that I said to myself I am going to do it meant that whether rain or shine I needed to get it done. So I put on my sweatpants, grabbed a hoody and headed out the door. When I hopped in the car the rain was falling at a steady pace and I began to get excited about how fun running in the rain was going to be. But in the 2-3 minutes it took me to get to the track at the local civic center the rain stopped. By the end of the first lap I was out of that hoody and having a great Sunday run! This experience left me with two new principles for daily living.

  1. If I create concrete intentions on doing something whether mentally or written it’s going to be as good as law. That means if at all possible I am going to do it, no matter how big or small the task.
  2. Stop focusing so much on the circumstances. Do what you intend to do, NO Matter What! Circumstances change, and they often change for the better on the way to where you’re going.

Till next time….



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