I’ve been thinking a lot about running today. I am not a natural runner. I do not like to run, AT ALL. Having said that I do run, slooooowly. I decided to run for my own health. I feel good about it as a decision and a lifestyle change, but I struggle. I struggle with breaking the one mile barrier without needing to vomit. I struggle with injuries to my ankle and feet. So, I’ve been doing a lot of reading, trying to educate myself more about the technical aspect of running and get myself re-energized in all of this. I read a wonderful book called “run like a mother” about finding balance and inspiration amid the chaos of life.
Amid all of this running fixation I went to our Stake’s Young Women in Excellence. The topic for the night was “Running Your Marathon”. The show piece of the evening was a beautiful video by a seminary teacher who ran the Boston Marathon. She compares running a marathon with our life here on earth. It’s beautiful,and moving. I wanted to share. It certainly gives a second perspective to running. Am I running this marathon here on life to the best of my ability or do I occasionally think I can stop when I want or know better than those who’ve gone before.
for your crying pleasure.