Couch to 5k: perspective

baseball-diamond-926296_960_720

As I sit on the sidelines waiting to understand my health situation, I can’t help but notice all the human activity going on around me.  A runner’s feet pound the pavement as he strides by, his pace unwavering.  There’s a pair of teammates zig zagging down a soccer field, abruptly changing direction after striking the ball.  On television, I observe baseball players pouring themselves in the game they love; diving, sliding and colliding.

I’m not jealous or envious of any of these people because I’ve enjoyed the very same endeavors. I’ve had my day in the sun.  I am, however, aware now more than ever of two things:  (1) the beating we give our bodies while engaged in the athletic endeavors we love.  (2) how amazing the human body is to heal, repair, condition and improve itself.

It is the second point I cling to as a source of inspiration.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s