Running saved my life. Want to know how?


With that first step.

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

– William Shakespeare

Owl at Lafayette heritage park in Tallahassee

I met this beauty on my recent run at Lafayette Heritage park.

I was about 50 when I discovered that running is fun.

I had been running to lose weight but I found somewhere on that trail that I was enjoying it.

I soon began to look forward to each day’s run.

I began to learn some things about myself that I probably should have known. Apparently, I had pushed back several issues for decades.

Throughout this blog I will discuss each revelation in detail. Here are just three things I learned while spending time with God in the trail.

  1. I have ADD. This explains why running is so effective for me. It captures me. It forces me to spend this quality time with my Creator.
  2. I suffered from off-the-chart insecurities. These things should have been gone after high school but for me, they were the die hard kind.
  3. Baby, I was born to run

I have some deeply personal insights to share on this journey.

Fair warning. I don’t wish to bore you or burden you with drawn out embarrassing stuff. I simply wish to share because I’m not ashamed of this journey, and perhaps you may find a little insight about yourself by hearing some of my story.

Have you ever had a hobby change your life?

Comment below and share how you were transformed.

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