I need help. I seem to have lost my running mojo. When I was training for the Run for God 5K with the group, I didn’t have any problems getting up and out. Now that I’m on my own, I can’t seem to stay motivated. My running has gotten sloppy and I get tired much more easily. I’m hoping this isn’t a reflection of my spiritual life, but I think it may be… Not good. Not good at all.
I’ve got to get back on track.
I’m not happy with last night’s run. It was too slow and I spent a lot of time walking. My problem is that I didn’t stay in the zone after race day. I started slacking off and now I feel like I have to start all over again. The only way I can get myself back together is to set another challenge.So I
plan to will run 3 miles every day this week: Monday through Sunday, for a total of 21 miles. That’ll be a new record for me. I think the most I’ve ever done is 12 miles in a week. I will do this.
My focus verse for the week will be the verse that we used while I was training for the Run for God 5K. The verse, in its entirety reads:
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
I know that there will be many things that will try to keep my focus off my goal for the week: fatigue, boredom, just don’t wanna, but I have to remember that I’m not running just for physical growth, I’m running for spiritual growth as well. The time I spend on the trail is time that’s dedicated to Christ. Anything that takes my focus off of Him needs to be laid down so that I can keep my eyes on the prize, eternal life with Christ, my savior.
How do you reconnect with God? Is it through physical training? Quiet meditation? A bit of both?