“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV
Learning to live, love, and pray #strategically….
Time to get back out and excercise. Wait… first, let me check the weather.
But for someone reason this morning I asked myself, “Why do I check the weather before I head outside to exercise?”
To be honest… before these thoughts this morning my “pre-run weather checks” were really the time I took to find an excuse not to do what I need to do. Evidence of this is the fact that I haven’t gone running in weeks even though I actually like to run and feel and function oh-so-much better when I do. “Hmmmm….” go my thoughts, “It’s a little too hot or a little too cold. Wait!! Is that a raindrop?!?? Better wait for better weather!”
STOP IT, TRACY!! (And yes, I meant to use italicized all caps right there. Sometimes I need to yell at myself). No more making time to find excuses. Of course I do need to check the weather. I live in North Texas. Within the same week I may need to wear rain gear, shorts and a tank top, or a parka. But my mindset for my weather check needs to be “How do I need to prepare for what I’m about to do?” instead of “Why I probably shouldn’t do this today.”
So, see you in a bit. I’m headed outside to become a better version of me. Join me??