Running and Walking and Loving

I can’t help but grin to myself as I see to the left “Blog (Kept Updated).” Oops. I’m not very good at this. But here goes. I’m starting today, we’ll see where the road takes us.

This morning I ran a little over 3 miles. I don’t know how much over, or how fast, because my Nike Sportband didn’t keep an accurate track of my mileage, just my time, making it appear that I ran less than 3 miles at a pace of over 16 minute per mile. I don’t usually run very fast, but I walk a lot faster than a 16 minute mile.

But it was a good day to have this happen, because this is the day I realized that it doesn’t matter how fast I run. Or if I run at all. I’ve been grappling with walking vs. running for months now (ever since I started running last January), and this week it finally hit me (thanks in part to an awesome book I am reading called Crazy Love) that it really, really doesn’t matter what I do, as long as whatever I am doing brings glory to God. And that means loving. So walking, running, crawling, singing, cooking, cleaning, teaching, learning…it doesn’t matter what I am doing, as long as I am (1) loving the Lord my God with all my heart, soul and mind, and (2) loving my neighbor as myself.

So that’s what I’m trying to do.

One Response to “Running and Walking and Loving”

  1. caragab Says:

    so glad you updated the blog! looking forward to reading more!! and yes, those nike things do malfunction sometimes. i don’t have the sportband, but i have had mine not record a run before. frustrating!

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