One of my goals for this year was to run a 5K. In August I finally realized that I was no where near being able to mark that off of my yearly to-do list. After getting some inspiration from twitter, I finally decided to start the Couch to 5K running plan, even downloading an app to help me track my progress. By the way – that C25K app was the first and only cell phone app for which I’ve ever paid. I was that impressed with the free trial.
Three weeks into the C25K plan my back went out and I found myself on 2+ weeks of bed rest. The funny thing was that I couldn’t figure out what caused me to injure my back.
My mom and my boss both asked me if it could be related to running, but I didn’t think it could be. When I mentioned it to my doctor, he immediately gave me that look (you know the one: the kind of look that immediately invokes a sense of shame and self-loathing) and told me that I should never, ever, ever take up running without consulting him first.
|yes, my pajama bottoms were on inside out. and yes that sweet kitty kept my company.|
I was disappointed to hear that. Disappointed that I won’t be running a 5K this year. Disappointed that I paid for an app I won’t be using. Disappointed that my plan for getting fit this fall was being interrupted. Just disappointed.
I talked with my doctor and we decided that the best way for me to work out is using an elliptical machine. He wrote a prescription for me to join a gym, and on Monday I started working out at my local gym.
My plan changed.
You know that verse in Proverbs? The one about plans?
In this instance, that is quite literally how the past few weeks have been for me.
It’s the littlest things in life, isn’t it? The changing of a simple work out plan, for example, that reminds us that we aren’t in control. That our lives aren’t our own. That our steps…they’re directed by Him.
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RDD: When did you first set goals for your blog? How do you hold yourself accountable to accomplish those goals?
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