The Long, Hard Way

Day 10 – It’s way too easy to find an excuse to not take care of yourself when you are busy. For the past several days, my schedule has been full. As usual, starting at 4 a.m. gets me out and on a school bus by 5:30. Home by 8 and out by 9 for yet another day of work at church. Back home by 11, lunch at noon and then a few minutes to sit down before going back out to drive in the afternoon.

By about 4 o’clock–pooped. No time to worry about that–gym came today from 4:30 till 5:30 and it was a long, hard hour. I pushed myself today to get in lots of cardio and plenty of strength training. Finally made 700 crunches and 4+ miles running in addition to a bunch of free weights and machine stretches.

Then, back to church at 6:30 to put a second coat of finish on the floors I’ve been working on and worship band rehearsal at 8 PM.  I finally left the church something after 9 and got home around 9:45 PM. For me, that’s the long, hard way.

I’m not complaining, though. I’m just glad my body is keeping up with my mind. In my head, I still think I’m young–then I look in the mirror.  What happened? Yep, getting old but very thankful for all I get to do.

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 [ESV]

Published by tsideqah

Retired pastor, husband for 48 years, granddad to 4 amazing kids

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