This morning I came home from my 3rd run of the week and was hungry. (Imagine that! Mike would say I am ALWAYS hungry! :)) As I was thinking about breakfast, I remembered I had just picked some butternut squash from our garden. The cool thing about the butternut squash is that I didn’t plant it intentionally. It grew from table scraps we threw out in our raised bed garden. I googled recipes and found a great one – butternut squash hash. I made my own adjustments to the recipe and presto – breakfast was served. It was pretty amazing if I say so myself. 🙂
BUT, the awesome thing about this recipe was it was on a blog named Food, Faith and Fitness. This summer God has been tweaking things in my life and these three words were impressed on my heart on 23 June 2015. I wrote them in the order – Faith, Food, Fitness.
This past year my journey has truly been all three of these combined…the puzzle is finally coming together in terms of wholeness – spiritual health, mental health and physical health! I was so encouraged when I found the site I started looking around. I found a blog post from April that truly hit home with me today considering the events of yesterday. It was just a series of photos/quotes/scripture written or taken by random people. I wanted to share some of them. They hit home for me!
Let’s remember where our hope comes from – it comes from the Lord!
The blog Food Faith Fitness can be found here: http://www.foodfaithfitness.com/
Stop by…I was encouraged and I know you will be as well!
Now to my run…today’s run was a 5K at 85% of my 10k pace. I was not looking forward to this run. It meant keeping a steady pace without a race environment. Tomorrow’s time trial 5k will be the same. 😦 But, this is what makes us stronger. I also thought a lot about the blessing of being on the road today. My mind shifted to the ones affected firsthand yesterday. Some of the first responders and police personnel are my friends. I workout with them. I have run with them. It made me give thanks once again for every step I am able to make… Their lives were forever changed yesterday as mine was in Boston on April 15, 2013. We will forever know where we were on those days. It changes you!
As today’s run pushed me to places I didn’t want to go…it made me better! It made me stronger. I can refuse to get out there and do it or I can move forward through it. Some things are thrown at us without us knowing they are coming and we are not prepared…and others we choose to do and go through. In either case, our attitude and our faith in the process can and will get us through! One step at a time…we do get #stronger!
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for theLord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Friday run – 5K at 85% of 10k pace – done