Saturday, July 19, 2008

Run and NOT Grow Weary!

While running, at times, it is impossible to find my “mojo”. Nothing seems to get me motivated, except music. I have several playlists for running on my ipod. They are categorized by genre, artist, even play-time. My favorite is “workout 2”, which is a compilation of Christian music. When I am to the point during my run when exhaustion set in, this song by Lincoln Brewster seems to find its way from the queue and into my headphones, giving me added motivation to finish.

I hate running. I like to ride my bicycle and I love to swim, but I really am not fond of running. Try as I may to acquire the “runner’s high” it eludes me…but running has become a matter of discipline. Not much in my life falls in that category—but running does…

When I run—I listen…

Isaiah 40:28-31
The Lord is the everlasting God,
The creator of all the Earth,
He never grows weak or weary,
No one can measure the depths of His understanding,
He gives power to the weak, and strength to the powerless,
Even youth will become weak and tired,
And young men will fall in exhaustion,
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength,
They will soar high on wings like eagles,
They will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not faint.


Anonymous said...

I have never been able to run without music. It was the walkman that freed my feet.

I am not sure when the running "high" (if that is what it is because I am not too sure) set in. I think it is when I just feel the spring in my step and my mind drifts and I lose track of everything but what is going on in my head.

Lisa said...

Good Stuff! Some of my best running mixes help me realign my focus on God and his creation. I've even found some of my most signifigant God moments on a run.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Marsha for your comment on my post and for the link to the Cardboard Box was very moving....just out of curiosity, what would your piece of cardboard say? I have been pondering what mine would be and haven't landed on what would fit.