Fuel, both spiritual and physical nutrition, was a central theme to our time together this week. During our connect time, we took a listen to Jackson Browne's well-known song Running on Empty. As we listened (link with lyrics included below), we considered the application to our faith. Have we ever felt as aimless, desperate, or uncertain, as the character in this song? Why do believers sometimes feel like they are running on empty? Has anyone ever helped you "refuel?" In overhearing a few of the table conversations, it seemed that this connect activity resonated with several of us.
Following, we spent some time discussing a healthy runner's diet, nutrition, and weight management. Always keep in mind that each of our needs, body types, and rates of metabolism are unique. Know your body, but also know there are some general, universal guidelines when it comes to improving performance and reaping the benefits of a good diet. We tried to emphasize these common threads.
Additionally, we watched a video for Crisis Control Ministry of Forsyth County (our ROCC 5K beneficiary) and a moving video on Elon cross country / track athlete Molly Offstein. Both are included below. Next Monday we plan on sending Molly a #showusyourshoes pic of support as indicated in the video. I will have an update on her condition and I look forward to sharing.
Have a great week. Stay at it. You are halfway through the training and your consistency will pay off as we increase the intervals in week 7. On Monday, we will run the back half of the course for the first time, come back to celebrate and have an early night. Keep running for God. You can do it!
Click Here: ShowUsYourShoes FB Video - Molly Offstein