Tuesday, March 15, 2011
YIKES!!! Wipe OUT!!!!
4:15 AM--alarm that I thought was set for 5:15 AM goes off. Turn off alarm. Lay in bed, doze back to sleep
5:25 AM--wake up hubby and ask him if he wanted to go to gym--a groggy "no" was his reply. Attempt to wake up 15 year old daughter to go to gym--"How can it be morning?" was her reply. Get dressed to go to gym by myself. (After all, I have told my cyberspace cheering team that I am running for a 5K.)
5:40 AM--drive to gym.
5:42 AM--arrive at gym--what?? All treadmills in use...I would like to say my thoughts were "good for them!" But, nope, I was thinking, "You have got to be kidding me, I am all psyched up to run and now there is no machine....urghhh."
5:45 AM--realize that although it is still pretty dark outside, the temps weren't too bad, so I could just do my running outside. Drive home!
5:50 AM--put on my gloves and hat, start my walk/run. (Thanks Elisa for the tip on downloading the training program to my iPod....works awesome--love it!)
6:05 AM--receive a phone call from dear hubby with a warning to be careful as there are some real slick spots that are hard to see. I assure him that I am watching it!
6:08 AM--WIPE OUT!! OUCH!! Down I went...(thankfully nothing broken.)
6:10 AM--Walk through front door with tears in my eyes and limp slowly to my chair. Discouraged and frustrated.
I don't know about you, but my life is sometimes like this morning. I try something, it doesn't work out, I try it a different way, I wipe out....many times I repeat this cycle....but.....thankfully....with God's help, I always get up. Sometimes, I may have a limp...and many times a few tears....but I always have His guidance and direction leading me to home!!
Hmmmm....a spiritual lesson from falling on the ice when training for a 5K....
May you have a slip free day!
PS. If you do slip, remember God is there to help you up!