Review: Running through Twenty 12- Just do it

05:26:00 Karen Li 0 Comments

My thoughts on http://runningthrutwenty12.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/just-do-it.html

I agree with this:

 And this from legendary miler Sir Roger Bannister:   
      "We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help 
      ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find 
      some outlet for this craving for freedom." 

When I run, I find that I can process ideas, pray, meditate on God's word. I often recommend that clients do some form of exercise to alleviate symptoms of depression or anxiety. And there is this feel of community when you wave to fellow runners in the morning, you don't have to say much but it's as if you know each other.

And too right there is a sense of accomplishment. Especially when we are getting older and we aren't getting as much feedback as if we were children. We don't get weekly report cards, we don't constantly have tests are work. But when we cross our finish line, and look at the stopwatch, it's a sense of accomplishment.

Running isn't a way of life. Running is about training the body and the mind. It's about endurance. It's about taking extra steps even when our body wants to stop. 

Our God calls us to run with perseverance the race marked out for us. You can draw a parallel between running and doing God's work. At the start, you may want to start out sprinting because you feel the passion and energy. But then, it gets tough and many people drop down to a walk or may even stop. For those that keep going, despite the challenges? They reap the rewards at the end of the race!

So I say, Just do it! Run hard, work hard, preach hard. Just do it!

Hebrews 12

New International Version (NIV)
12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross,scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

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Please support my efforts in the Gold Coast Marathon 10km run. This year I will be running for Compassion. 

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Snipit from original article http://runningthrutwenty12.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/just-do-it.html

Just do it!

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