Sunday, January 22, 2012

Worship songs and chocolate milk

Have I mentioned how thankful I am for the songs that keep me feeling capable while I'm running (jogging)?  I've been listening to my worship playlist while I've been on the treadmill, and it's been very uplifting.  I love how God speaks through the words of those songs, and usually it's just what I need to hear in that moment.  I tried to listen to one of my regular playlists the other day (pop songs, etc.) and it just didn't give me the motivation that I needed.  I had to switch back.

And chocolate milk -- my after-run treat.  It seems crazy, since I could make chocolate milk anytime I want to, being a grown up.  But I told myself that it would be my treat; my recovery from running (jogging).  One of my friends (who is a legitimate runner) told me a long time ago that chocolate milk is one of the best recovery drinks that you can have after a run.  It's true; it perks me back up and also motivates me to keep going when my legs start getting tired.  Love it!

By the way... as a side note, I ran four miles on Friday -- without walking at all.  :)  Yes, it was an exciting moment.  The last few weeks of this (training for this event) have been a combination of jogging and walking.  But last Friday I wanted to push myself, to see if I could do it without the walking part.  It was such a great feeling of accomplishment, and I was SO thankful that my prayers were being answered, even while I was running (jogging).  What an encouragement to know that when I'm running at higher mileage (which, from all that I can figure, is inevitable) I'll be able to beg God for mercy and strength when I feel like it might just kill me to keep moving.  Very encouraging, indeed...


Lisa said...

You rock!! You are amazing and an encouragement!! Love ya, Lisa

Anonymous said...

Laura,you are amazing. It is so wonderful how we serve such a Great God...and look at the strength He gives us an we push forward. Be encouraged my dear niece. I love you, Aunt Julie