After a jam-packed Sunday of worship and (sadly) work, I stole an hour this afternoon to run on the Kokosing Gap Trail in Mount Vernon.
I went partly out of self-imposed guilt. The Fitness Essential part of my Daniel Plan journey has been sorely lacking since day one. Ten-thousand steps a day, the apparent healthy average for my age bracket, is really hard to achieve when you sit and write for a living. But I was tired of my UP24’s “laziness reports” — little bar graphs showcasing my failure to move. So I bundled up and went.
I’m compelled to share some pictures from my run. I’m no photographer (my iPhone has higher megapixels than my point and shoot, so I don’t bother), but the majesty of pre-spring really struck me. The crisp, white birch trees standing majestic and full, the murky, swirling water below, the sky opening up through a rusty old train bridge. It was magnificent.
My reward for trying to hit my 10,000 steps? Stunning beauty and 40 minutes of abiding rest for my daily rhythm. I really need more of this!
(Confession: It was really hard not to photoshop the crow’s feet out of my little selfie — but I just had to document that I was there! You want raw and real? This is 33 with no make up, no botox, and way too many minutes in the tanning bed at 16.)