Running has proved to be a powerful teacher. The lessons I’ve learned have not only applied to running, but to every area of my life. A few days ago, I learned 3 MAJOR lessons about consistency... and today, I'm passing them on to you.
When you hate yourself, hate your body, hate your life, you won’t do what is good for you. You won’t pursue what is good, noble, pure and praiseworthy. You may start out with good intentions, but self-hate will always self-sabotage. It's time to put an END to that self-hate!
I will never forget the anger I felt that day, as the history I learned about in school became real. 11 million innocent people were killed because SOMEBODY ELSE decided they didn't deserve to live. Somebody else decided they were inferior. Dirty. Untouchable. Unlovable. A blemish on the face of the human race. So today, we remember.
There is something so powerful about standing at the edge of the ocean, as the cool water rushes over your feet. Nothing on earth compares to this feeling. It is so refreshing, so healing, so life-giving. And it brings a fresh perspective you cannot get anywhere else on earth.
There is nothing more beautiful, more captivating, more amazing than the freedom to be who God created you to be. So be you. Be totally and completely, 100%, unapologetically you.
We live in a day and age when ANYONE can throw a video up on YouTube and call themselves an expert. I was NOT about to become another "wannabe expert" talking about something I don't have experience or expertise in… So, I sought out the REAL expert!
Depression is a beast. It's a beast I've fought many times. A beast I have stood face to face with, even recently. I stared into its cold, black eyes and I felt its warm breath on my face, sending a shiver down my spine. This beast dug its sharp claws into my flesh, ripping it to shreds. I wrapped my arms around myself, doing my best to hold myself together. Just hold on…someone will find me…someone will come. Just don't let the beast win.
When you're in the desert, it's hot, things are hard, you're exhausted, and it seems like it will never end. You're dirty, sweaty, and you stink. And then you finally reach the waterfall, and it brings so much relief, refreshment, rest, and peace. And suddenly, it's all worth it.