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Marty's "Living life in chapters" A self development blog: Sweeping away the cobwebs

Marty's "Living life in chapters" A self development blog

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Sweeping away the cobwebs

Last Sunday I went for my first run for quite a few months. In fact its the first run I've done since my entry into the official 10k run last year. After the inevitable Christmas over indulgence, it was well overdue and all the more so when I weighed myself last week and realized that I was 9lbs heavier than this time last year!! ooer indeed.

So...... I used up my hour lunch break at work and set off (expecting and intending to run about 3 miles). The manic part of my personality actually resulted in a run of 6+ miles! I don't know what makes me do this. Well.... maybe it's the desire for satisfaction and the thoughts of "no pain, no gain" that come to mind. That run certainly did blow away the cobwebs. Stretching afterwards, I felt all the tension release from my body and basked in the joy of an endorphin high for a couple of hours afterwards.

To make an analogy with the above, I've become aware of a spiritual blandness in the last year. I've been thinking about this in the last few days, particularly as a result of chatting with my pal Tony at work. Tony is a real mature Christian and Evangelist and he just happened to mention that he'd been praying for me every morning. To say that touched me.... well ... I'd say it hit me like a bulldozer. It certainly brings back faith in human nature to realize how much people think and care about you. It's all too easy to forget that. This episode has brought back a bit of a spiritual re-awakening for me in the last couple of days. I've resolved to give more thought/prayer and petition for those around me, be they friends, acquaintances and even enemies. It's all too easy to say that I'm back on the straight road in these matters, but it's pretty inevitable I'm likely to struggle again in the future. That's just all part of life, sailing through the storms. (I'm bound to say that because I've just been reading a book called "Faith for all Life's Storm's".)

P.s. Tony has set up a blog of his own here having asked me how to do it. He is on my friends list. as "bomber2". I'm sure he'd love a response on his first blog here.




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