Sunday, March 20, 2011
I had the loveliest workout yesterday. And I realized that my workouts are sacred to me.
I started having a sense of this for some time now. As I work out I have a sense of vigil. Especially when I am outside walking/jogging. It started when I would exercise and started to put faith in it. It isn't like you go out and take a walk and then automatically have a quantifiable result. So, I just started having a sense of faithful commitment to the practice of exercise.
I would think that this must be what people who go to church feel like when they go each week for the promise of whatever that brings them. I never got going to church, but I REALLY get exercising on a regular basis.
I just feel with every step I take and every weight I lift I am spending very precious time with myself.
Yesterday it was such a beautiful sunny spring day. Flowers and buds and birds and the greeness of the grass were all around me. I thought of the wintry nights I walked these same blocks. And the 5AM summer mornings I was out there taking those steps.
And I just know I will be out there again and again. Amen!