Tuesday morning I got up. Put on my running clothes, grabbed my iPod and headphones and went out the door to go for a run.
While I was waiting for my GPS watch to prepare itself, I got this feeling that I wasn’t supposed to run with music this morning. “Ahhh I don’t know about that” was my response. But I decided to give it a try. I figured I would make it maybe 1/4 of a mile then I would cave and have to turn some music on. Get some Ellie Goulding pumpin through my ears.
I ran 4 miles with no music that morning. You know what, it wasn’t as bad as I had expected. I used to be one of those people who absolutely hated the idea of running with no music. I had a few experiences where I forgot my headphone cord or my iPod so I was left with no choice, and it didn’t go so smooth. But that morning I wasn’t dying from hearing the sound of my breath or my steps. I was okay with not having a beat to run a long to or sing in my head.
But I had done a devotional that morning before I went out to run and I guess God really wanted me to take what I learned and put it into practice.
Throughout my run I repeated (in God’s voice) “I will carry you. I will sustain you.”
Okay so maybe I didn’t repeat that in “God’s voice” in my head, but I did use my mental voice.
Weird? Maybe. I’m just being honest. And you know what. He did get me through that little 4 mile run with no music pushing me.
I’m not convinced I will forever be a no-music runner, but hey it’s nice to know it’s possible. I would be lying if I said I hadn’t been singing anything though. I am obsessed with “Wake Me Up” by Avicii. Seriously in love with it.
Anyways, last night my sis and I went to a county fair where my boyfriend is from to see the Randy Rogers Band. RRB is one of my absolute favorite Texas country bands. I love all of their songs. I’ve seen them a few times and once again they put on a good show!
I’ve restrained myself and only posted one of their songs.Hopefully you like them!!
So what have I been eating this week? Mainly just bread with peanut butter/almond butter and a banana or maybe with Greek Yogurt.
Oh and remember these?
Everyone needs to have a snack pack now and then. I’ve had many of these this week. Very nostalgic of my lunches I would take to school.
And last but not least a picture of a sleeping pup always makes things better. This pup was sad my Dad nor I would take her for a ride on the ranger, so she laid on the floor and pouted with her warm hazel eyes. Then she took a nap. A fake one I think.
I hope everyone is having a fabulous week!
Do you ever run without music? Did you used to eat snack pack puddings?