I was pleasantly surprised today how well my long run went. I ran for 20 minutes non stop (which for me is a little over 1.5 miles). It felt good and when I was getting towards the end where I was beginning to tire a thought popped into my head. It was such a motivational thought that it completely carried me through to the end.
I have Lupus. This time last year I could barely walk at the end of the day, hold Aubrey or just function as a wife and mother. It is a privilege to run. It is a privilege to be able to run and I am going to quit being a baby and run! And I will continue to run until Lupus hits me again. When that happens I will recover, again, and I will start all over. God has given me the ability to run and I will!
This thought coupled with this song by the Mumford and Sons took me to the end of the run. I was so inspired that I probably could have kept running but I did not want to over do it:)
Tonight I am grateful
for my medications
for gym daycare
for a husband that is so encouraging
for my new mp3 player
for Mumford and Sons music
for my increasing strength
that I can run
and for a God that saw fit to give all of those things to me