Yes, I said it. I did. Gretchen has started running as well as a few other people I know and I thought….’Fran, you have lost some weight, you can do that.’ For over a week I watched people jogging in our neighborhood and still thought….’how hard can it be really?’
We all know that I am a runner ONLY by name. I have no coordination. No athetilic ability (for gosh sakes I can’t even spell it) But I had desire. I thought that was enough…..
Picture it. Pretty day. About 45 degrees. (In my head that was perfect. If I could muster up enough courage to do it at least I wouldn’t die of heat exhaustion). Okay, keep picturing it. You ready?
I am walking around my neighborhood. It is a brisk walk. yes, I am already out of breath. But I am feeling good. I talk to myself….you can do this Fran. Normal people are not staring out their windows to look at you and laugh…..so I go to the back of our neighborhood and fiqure at least these people won’t have a clue who I am. (If you are wondering there is A LOT of self talk going on — maybe actual sound too…but I won’t swear to it) Anyway. I do it! I take off!
I AM RUNNING!!!! YES ME!!! I AM RUNNING!!!!
Thirty seconds later……Jesus appeared…….
he said, ‘Fran, why are you running? Nobody is chasing you.’
I stopped. Thank you JESUS!!!!!