Friday, November 27, 2009

I really don’t want to.

 What would Jesus Do?
To everyone that has followed my blog! THANK YOU! It’s just three more days before I submit my application to become sponsored. Ironman Cozumel also opens registration in three days! I hope I make it in!

I really don’t want to.
There is a run/bike route about 10 minutes from house that is nothing but rolling hills! It's an out and back 7 mile run scheduled today; 3.5 miles out and 3.5 miles back. Seven miles normally wouldn't be a huge deal. However, this place has hills that will break your spirit! Make a grown man cry. Slap your mother! The truth is… I really don’t want to run today! Have you every heard of the book, later became a movie, “The loneliness of the long distance runner”? That title says it all. It’s dark, quiet, and LONELY. No music, no sound, just cars passing you wondering what that crazy guy is doing.

I am having a moment; an extremely lazy moment. I wanted to know what the bible said about laziness. I came across Proverbs 13:4 (NIV) “The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” That was all I needed!

I began thinking about Jesus. The pain he endured for me; His loneliness. I wonder what the day would look like if He said, “Uhh Yeah! I’m just not in the mood to walk with you today! So, uhh yeah, just have at it and let me know how your day works out for you.” How lucky am I, are we, to have a loving, always willing Heavenly Father.


  1. Wow...hp....thanks for the inspiring messages! It's awesome to see how you are growing with God and how He is blessing you on this journey! There is no limit to what He can do through you and with you! Go for it!!!!!

  2. Good luck on your Ironman journey. And it is a journey. A great adventure that will take you deep within yourself and reveal an inner strength and faith that you can't even imagine right now. As you train and the miles and hours get longer and longer remember to keep it fun. Here's a verse that I hung on to during my training: "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26

    Here's my blog race report on a marathon I ran about a year and a half ago:
    It shows the lessons I learned about myself and God.

    My Ironman went much better than this marathon praise the Lord.
    Take care, Randy