My Fat Cells Cried This Morning

8:45 AM.

My head is still buried under the pillows. It’s seems like my bed has a large magnet underneath preventing me from rising up.

 

 

 

 

I am going to run at the nearby park. I need some exercise. I really need it.

 

Why? One year has passed and one thing I absolutely gained is an extra chin. The weighing scale’s assessment is pretty straightforward…I need to lose weight.

 

 

 

Edward Stanley, an English Cricketer, logically advises,”Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”(Uh-oh)

 

 

 

Well, this is a good place to start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I heard it’s going to rain tomorrow. I should take advantage of today’s fair weather.

 

 

 

 

 

Renowned American track and field athlete, Jesse Owens, considers running as “Freedom to go in any direction, fast or slow, fighting the wind, seeking out new sights on the strength of our feet and the courage of our lungs.”

 

 

 

 

Daniel Liebermann, an evolutionary biology professor at Harvard, perceives, “Humans are born to run.” His research indicates our ancestors did persistence hunting long before horses were tamed. They run long distances chasing animals until it collapses.

 

 

 

 

So, should I start chasing them?

 

 

 

 

I believe I’m the one who is about to collapse.

 

 

 

 

 

Learning from experience, Olympic gold sprinter, Michael Johnson, views life as, “Long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which opportunities are given to perform our best.”

 

 

 

Tempting.

 

 

 

 

I need to endure.

 

 

 

 

 

Australian swimmer, Bill Kirby, runs so that his goals in life will continue to get bigger instead of his belly. (Ouch! That’s a perfect motivation!)

 

 

 

 

 

My fat cells are crying.

 

 

 

 

I’m so bushed. It feels like I need to recline the whole day and rest! (And I’m craving for a hot dog bun!)

 

 

 

 

Nonetheless, I will run again.

Running requires perseverance, endurance and training. It goes the same with my Christian life. God promises in Isaiah 40:29-31, ”The Lord gives strength to the weak. And He gives power to him who has little strength. Even very young men get tired and become weak and strong young men trip and fall. But they who wait upon the Lord will get new strength. They will rise up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not become weak.”