My stupid knee... it just had to get messed up right in the middle of the running season.
I've already done 2 5k's & this Saturday is a 10k - then the 10 mile-run, then the half marathon.
I just want to get through the 10k. I didnt pay to enter the 10 miler, so I dont feel so bad skipping on that one ... that will give me 7 weeks until the half marathon. So I can take a week or two & lay off of it, but still have time to train in the end.
Those are my plans anyways... funny... we all know how often our plans work out how we want them to - right?
Yesterday though, I really noticed how I use this leg & exactly when the pain would hit. Not even counting running... ordinary, daily life...
*Pushing my chair back away from my desk
*Squatting to clean under the bed
*Walking up 2 flights of stairs to get to my office
*Pushing the gas & brake pedals in my car while driving
*Turning over in the bed
All simple things... things I do everyday... & before this pain - I never even noticed or realized everything my muscles were doing. We take it for granted, dont we? Not realizing how important the things are that we cant see...
Then I thought about God & how sometimes, we take Him for granted. He's always there - always helping us through our day & we dont even realize it. Until we're in pain or hurting do we notice He's there...
When my pain goes away (Lord, please let it go away soon!) - I think I'll at least be more aware of this small area in the front of my kneecap...
When there is no pain in life - the good days - I want to be even more aware of the God who is with me in every step & every move I make...
The Lord will keep you from all harm-
he will watch over your life,
the Lord will watch over your coming & going
both now & forevermore.