Monday, January 23, 2012

My 1.5 Million Dollar pair of new running shoes!

You know how you can't wait to get outside and break in a new pair of running shoes?  I always walk with an extra spring in my step when I'm wearing new running shoes.  In fact, when I've struggled to stay consistent with running, investing in a new pair of shoes guarantees I'll get back on track.  I'm speaking metaphorically in my title.  I did not buy a 1.5 million dollar pair of running shoes.  Our local health club just finished remodeling its swimming pools and they are NICE!  I haven't been swimming in forever, but  now I'm at it at 5 am in the mornings!

I actually woke up ten minutes before my alarm went off this morning at 4:35 am!  I pulled into the parking lot at 4:52 am and I was like the 8th car.  Who knew there were so many crazy people in Amarillo?!

Actually, I could get used to this.  I love getting so much accomplished in the mornings.  I had a load of laundry done, my 90 day Bible reading almost finished, breakfast served, I was dressed and had dried and straightened my hair, and family devotions completed by 7:30 am.  By 9 I had done the grocery shopping and taken my husbands shirts to the cleaners.  The downside is by 1 pm I was toast.  As in, people in my family were strongly encouraging me to take a nap.  I have never gotten up in the 4s before and can't imagine that this new routine will hold up for long, but who knows.  It must be my new phase!

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I'm an on-the-run mom to 6 kids who studied and taught exercise science in a previous life. I love all things running, nutrition, and health-related. I usually run at zero dark thirty in the morning and am often quite hungry before, during, and after my run, but I live a rich, full, blessed life with my children, family, and friends. My faith in God is my anchor, and looking to Him and His promises allows me to live fully even when life circumstances are difficult. While running gives me an appetite, my desire is to hunger and thirst for righteousness more than for physical food.