Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Running Perspective

Well I haven't posted anything for some time, but I do have a good excuse. Our computer crashed and we have all our pictures on an external hard drive, we just have to figure out how to put them back on the computer. So hopefully soon I will be able to catch up and post some pictures of Ashtons birthday and the rest of our summer.
So, since we moved down here I have picked up running. Before we came here I would run here and there and no longer then for thirty minutes. I love running! I love running with and getting to know wonderful women. Sometimes you run for two hours or more, so there is plenty of time to really get to know and love those you run with. I also love the scenery; the mountains,running down the canyon,and watching the sun rise, it is always so beautiful!! There are also those days when your run alone and you receive inspiration and answers to prayers. I'm so grateful for those quiet moments when Heavenly Father has taught me, those moments are very special and sacred to me. Well, today I went running with my friend and it was a very painful run. Anyone who runs knows about those days where you feel so weighed down and stiff and 5 miles seem like 20. When I got home I thought about that and how it related to life, my life. In running you train and build up your endurance, but even the most prepared and trained runners still have those days. I try so hard to do my best and be prepared spiritually, emotionally and physically and often I fall short. No matter how much preparation I have, I still have those days and those trials that really weigh me down. And yet, I am so grateful for those days, where I have to completely rely on the Savior and his atonement. I love the scripture in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. It says,"...most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distress for Christ's sake:for when I am weak, then I am strong." In those trials where I have felt great pain and sorrow are also the times where I have felt the great power of the Saviors atonement and his great love. So I glory in my trials, I glory in my Savior and I am so grateful I have those experiences that I may know Him and His love for me. I love that I can submit my life to Him and His gospel knowing and trusting "that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good." (Doctrine and Covenants 122:7)

My first half marathon, I loved it!!! I'm so excited to do a full next summer.

Two of the wonderful ladies I run with!