Running

I’m not one to micromanage my every step, and here’s why: When I timed myself today, I was disappointed to find that it took me nearly 12 minutes to run one mile. So I ran another one, and that one took 11 minutes. I guess it takes a while to oil up the muscles. I didn’t time the third mile because half of it was walking. I could have kept going, but I didn’t want to. So: I can run for a long time, but only very slowly. I can understand why because of my high school physics teacher. She did an experiment where she measured the students and timed us running up some steps, to show the relationship between size, power, and speed (or something like that). Then she compared me to one of the bigger students (pick any kid), and explained that my slow speed was due to my small size. At the time it hurt my feelings (because for some reason humans like to be average as well as special, and I wanted to be the same size as everyone else). Now, I don’t care about stuff like that. (Yay for the forties!) ALL that to say I’m probably not going to time my runs anymore. Exercise is supposed to be relaxing. What is your favorite way to exercise?

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One Songwriter’s Explanation of John 3:16

Sometimes I get in one of my “Nobody cares about me; nobody likes me” moods. I know that isn’t true, but it doesn’t seem to matter. Sometimes it gets dark anyway. Well today I heard this song sung by Third Day:

I’ve heard it said that a man would climb a mountain
Just to be with the one He loves
How many times has He broken that promise
It has never been done
And I’ve never climbed the highest mountain
But I walked the hill of Calvary

Just to be with you, I’ll do anything
There’s no price I would not pay
And just to be with you, I’ll give everything
And I would give my life away

And I’ve heard it said that a man would swim the ocean
Just to be with the one He loves
All of those dreams are an empty emotion
It can never be done
I’ve never swam the deepest ocean
But I walked upon the raging sea

Just to be with you, I’ll do anything
There’s no price I would not pay
And just to be with you, I’ll give everything
And I would give my life away

And I know that you don’t understand
The fullness of My love
How I died upon the cross for your sins
And I know that you don’t realize
How much that I gave you
And I promise, I would do it all again

And just to be with You, I’ve done everything
There’s no price I did not pay no
Just to be with You, I gave everything
Yes, I gave my life away, I gave my life away

Just to be with You
Oh, just to be with You
Oh, just to be with You

Songwriters
JONES, THERESA

And it helped!