Hebrews 12:1 "let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

Life is a marathon, and the journey is just as important as the destination. It matters what you do. It matters what you say. Make God smile today!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Change Is Good!!!!

A change in your routine is a good thing! Your body will get used to a regular stress, and soon it will require either more of something to get the same benefit or a different stress. If you are a runner and you seem to be getting stagnate in your training you can add in hills, speed work and fartleks to jazz up your workouts and jolt your body.

Cross training is also a great way to spice up your routine. Add in swimming, biking, stairs, weights, aerobics classes: whatever you want. This will switch up the stress you are putting on your body. It will also give your mind a new challenge!

Try something new!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tough lessons for parents too

I have talked about how sports presents many opportunities to teach kids some tough life lessons. They have to learn how to win, how to lose, how to be a part of a team and fulfill a role that they may not be happy with, how to get along with coaches and team mates that they may not like, and how to deal with poor officiating. They learn how to handle pressure, and poor sportsmanship on the part of opponents. They learn about hard work and commitment.

What about their parents? It can be very hard for a parent to sit back and let a child experience something negative. Learning to let a child get hurt and work through that is extremely difficult for parents. But in my opinion it is beneficial to both parent and child.

A positive and logical discussion can help to ease the pain for parents and children who are going through tough times. This lesson applies to life in general, not just sports. Using the relatively small and fleeting troubles in sports can indeed help a child mature. It can also help a parent grow........

Just as the physical stress of exercise makes bones and muscles stronger, so too does mental and emotional stress make our spirit stronger.