Just Do It

Great Ad from Nike

So yesterday was the first day in three weeks I was able to go on a run.  Remember last year, when I trudged along?  Believe it or not, I was finally at a place where I not only enjoyed running, but I needed it; craved it, in fact…talk about a miracle!  After Memorial Day a combination of work, travel, and sickness prevented me from continuing this routine.  Yesterday was the first day I felt mentally, physically, and emotionally ready, but I knew it would be tough.

I was incredibly discouraged as the route I had worked for months to shave down to 29.5 minutes once again took me about 36.  Seriously?  It was just 3 weeks.  How can I become that slow that fast?   

As I moseyed along, a little voice whispered to my heart, “You have to start somewhere.”

I knew that getting back in the groove would be rough, but eventually you have to take the first step.

As President of the Procrastinators and Queen of Lazylot, I can tell you that the first step is often the hardest, but without it, you go nowhere.  So, whether you are trying to get back in the game, or start something new with your your faith, your workout, your home, your job, or an incredible new adventure, don’t be afraid to take the first step.  Until you do, everything stays the same, or in some cases, regresses 6.5 minutes.

Thursday I plan to put my running shoes back on and this time, I’m aiming for 34 minutes…we’ll see how it goes…

Lazy people want much but get little,
      but those who work hard will prosper.
Proverbs 13:4 (NLT)

If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.
Ecclesiastes 11:9 (The Living Bible)
An empty stable stays clean—but there is no income from an empty stable.
Proverbs 14:4 (The Living Bible)

To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.
Colossians 1:9 (NIV)