Forward Motion

Running from what? To what? Or just to run? Why do I run?

Running became my release a few years ago when I was ill and no one knew what was ailing me. So, I began to run. Running became my stress release, my emotional outlet, and my quiet prayer time.

About a year ago, running became hard. Very hard. It was as though my legs were bricks. They were heavy. Running became exhausting.

In November, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It made sense now why running was hard, but I didn’t want to accept it, didn’t want to settle on the mindset of not being able to run anymore. My Nutrionist introduced me to Great Lakes Gelatin collagen. It has been amazing…. I am able to run again.

So… this morning, I decided to run. My body hurt. Too many hours this week at work. Too much sitting. Not enough sleep. But, I wanted to run. I needed to run. I pushed forward. Took the first step. Praise music energizing me. Each step of my run became easier. 

It reminded me of an older Reliant K song…I struggle with forward motion…

I needed forward motion this morning. I needed to feel it in my running. Work and family balance. Finances. Dreams. Hopes. Fears. So many things in my life threatening to hold me back.

The reality… life is never perfect. There is always going to be something. 

Keep pushing. Keep surrendering to God. Keep believing. Keep striving.

Forward motion begins with one step. And one more step. And another. They don’t have to be huge steps. Or quick steps. Just steps. Forward.

Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1


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