"If you’ve raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in thickets by the Jordan?" (Jeremiah 12:5). Our journey is intended to be more than simply "stumbling" through the days while the world "wears us out.” We are made to experience the thrill of "running with horses” and to navigate life amongst the "thickets." The RWH blog focuses on both the spiritual race of which Jeremiah speaks, and the physical act of running that I absolutely love. In short, it's where "the miles meet the Message" to provide insight, perspective & encouragement that might enable you & I to successfully run either of the races set before us. May our course be purposeful and may we be passionate in our pursuit of the abundant life He desires for us.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ROCC RFG : Hay in the Barn!

Week 6 of our 12 week adventure study - I can't believe that we will be halfway home after this week's workouts! Great job group.  I am still amazed watching the herd of runners take off down Lewisville - Clemmons road every Monday night. Thanks for letting me join in. 

This week we looked at the idea of storing up God's commands in our heart, similar to having the "hay in the barn".  Physically, we will reach the start line on May 12th and there is nothing we can do about our preparation at that point. The work will, or will not, be complete. Similarly, in our spiritual race, we have the opportunity along this journey to be of service, to honor Him, to share His love.  If the preparations have been made, we will experience the full blessing of purpose and usefulness. The slides below helped to support our thoughts (you can click on any of them for a larger view).

Finally, we were introduced to Derek Redmond.  Read the slides then click on the link to watch his story unfold. It was a great segue into our Running 101: Injury Prevention and Injuries. Let me know of any questions. See you next Monday, or on a group run. 

 WATCH VIDEO CLIP HERE: Derek Redmond 1992 Olympics 
(note: helps to adjust quality to 480p on gear icon - bottom right of video screen)

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