The LeBaron Bunch, kinda like The Brady Bunch only BeTTeR

"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. but the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Running, a Spiritual Experience?

I am happy to announce that my endurance levels are increasing. Yay!!!! Last Saturday I didn't get my run in because I went turkey huntin', or as folks around here say "huuntuun". My first time ever hunting anything...but I got "nuuthuun". I went again this morning and shot at one, that was crazy...

So, Saturday I had to fit in a run...we were headin' over to my parents and I decided to jog there. I have never done that before, and it really passed without too much difficulty. I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself running up the two hills, they weren't the brutes I thought they would be.

I found a lot of courage as I past a home where 6 kids, with 3 still at home are helping their mother through the last stage of her life, as she is dying of cancer....
I am running for her.... I am running for my mom who battled cancer last year and will always be battling the repercussions of it.... I am running for my dad who has had his hip replaced and faces the crippling effects of arthritis everyday.... I am running for my darling, handsome husband who has a herniated disk and can't do the things he loves, and when he does he does it with great pain... I run for my children, because I'm not pregnant right now and I can move. If I never knew what it was like not to move, I probably wouldn't appreciate moving so much. I feel free, I am in charge of my own destiny.... I run for all those people I see in the morning out walking, hobbling their way down the street...they can't run, they can barely walk, but they face their day with courage and do this thing that is unnatural. I run for those who can't run because they are going to work...

I am getting stronger, and I am soo grateful that I can run. Thank you to our Father in Heaven. I know He will help me find the strength to face the more difficult days to come.

2 comments:

Brett and Tiffany said...

It is a wonderful feeling to see improvements as you try something new. I also have started running and I love the feeling of getting a little further each time and looking back a few months ago when I could only run a couple of minutes at a time. I still have a ways to go, but I too am grateful that I am able to do it~

Lil' LeBaron Family said...

Way to put such a positive prospective on such a difficult thing!

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