“I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believe in Me shall never thirst.” -John 6:35
One thing I have learned from running is that your conditions are rarely never ideal. It’s either too windy, too hot, too cold, or raining. If the weather is perfect- you probably didn’t get a good sleep last night. Or maybe you had to skip lunch and won’t be able to eat enough before your run. Maybe your knee is still bothering you from your long run a couple days ago. A big part of learning to run for me is how to condition my body to prepare for my next run.
What I take from the verse tonight as I read my devotion is that we cannot concentrate on our problems. As runners, or just athletes in general, how many times have we heard that it’s all a mental game? It’s all in your head. So why not focus on the Father? Let Jesus be our strength. Let Him fuel your run. Sure, you need your water and your carbs and your sleep. But the next time you feel tired on your run, remember that Jesus is your fuel, and you’ll never run out.
Today’s run was 3 easy miles in the park with a friend. Nothing amazing, just good social time. 😄
Pictured above 👆 my Brooks Mach 14 Spikelss shoes- if you’ve ever thought about trying minimalist shoes- I highly recommend it! They are great for anyone who has feet/knee injuries, shin splints, blah blah. But listen to me when I say to break them in slow! They advise to build up slowly to your normal running mileage- walk a lot! I didn’t listen and the only way I can describe the pain in my feet would be in a car wreck/blender. Seriously.