1 Corinthians 6:19-20, "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body." (NIV)
I hate running...but I want to like it. I actually want to love it. I want it to be something that I want to do. For example, if I get stressed, I want to say that running would be my outlet. WRONG! Eating, complaining, venting, Starbucks, crying, being grumpy...these are my outlets. I had been thinking about trying to train for a 5K. I had even told Matt that I would like to do it. That was about 2 weeks ago. I really hadn't done anything about it. Then I read this verse and it really stuck out to me. I couldn't really think of a way that I was actively taking care of my body.
Now let me tell you...I can find every excuse not to run. However, I love to eat. I love to eat not so good stuff for your body. It is a wonder that I am not bigger than I am. It's not like I don't like to do some exercise. For example..I like to go on walks. However, I always think we should walk to Culver's and get some custard. I like walking with a purpose in mind. This morning Sophia was talking up a storm at 5:00 a.m. I got up thinking I would be feeding her. I stuck her pacifier back in her mouth, getting ready to pick her up, and she went back to sleep. So here I am, up at 5:00 a.m. with no baby to feed. My first thought...I could go run. YUCK! So I send a few emails, check my Facebook, check the blog, and starting thinking of other things I could do...such as go back to sleep. That is when the verse pops in my head.
So I caved and put my tennis shoes on. I had read somewhere (when I was gung ho about running a 5K) that you should start out running 90 seconds, then walking 60 seconds. You do this for 20 minutes. So that is what I did. It sucked...but I did it. So Day 1...completed!