Monday, March 3, 2014

You keep on going

We got hit by the snow and ice AGAIN. It is currently 15 degrees. It could be worse though. Where my sister lives, in WI, it's -2.  There's always something to be thankful for!
This is how I'm feeling today.
Saturday night I went out with this pretty lady. It was a much needed girls night out! We went shopping and  to dinner at Saul Good, in Lexington. Staying out until 2 a.m. with her was worth every minute of sleep I lost!

Want to know how many miles I ran last week? 0. Yes, you read that right. I did not run ONE time last week. I haven't done that in months!! That's not so impressive for someone who will be running 100 miles in less than 2 months. 

 I've been going through a lot in my personal life for several months, and last week had something else happen that just felt like a punch in the stomach. Honestly, it knocked me off my feet. Made me start questioning myself and my dreams.
 I love running. There's not much else that makes me as happy. So when I realized I hadn't ran even 1 mile all week, I had to give myself a pep talk. (Am I the only crazy one who does this?)

 Yes, I fell. That's ok, and that's to be expected. It happens to all of us. It's what you do afterwards that matters. Are you going to stay down and be defeated and crushed or will you dust yourself off, stand back up and keep going, even stronger than before. That's what I'm going to do!

Nothing will stop me from being who I am, and going for what I want.

I've often heard the saying "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God". That seems kind of cheesy, until it applies to your life. I don't know what is in my future. But I have to trust that God knows. I have to believe that He has plans to give me hope and a future. When you don't know how to face another day, know that His mercies are new every morning. He says come to Him, all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and He will give you rest.

  Sorry that this is deep, raw and real. It's just where I am right now.


Onward and upward!! Now I'm going for a run!
katie

44 comments:

  1. Katie you are in my prayers...and always remember God has a plan for your life, even when you can't make sense of it

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  2. Praying for you, sweet Katie. Prayer is very powerful! XO

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  3. You got this, Katie. You have the mental toughness, so you will get through a rough week and come back stronger!

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  4. Sending prayers for my love! Turn to God in all things. Especially when things are hard. I read somewhere, "Distancing yourself from the kingdom of God during a trial of faith is like leaving the safety of a secure storm cellar just as the tornado comes into view." You are strong! You will make it through! <3

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  5. Sometimes life sucks eh?! I feel for ya girl! Keep going onward and upward!

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  6. God can see what we can't ! Keep the faith! Praying for you! Good luck!

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    1. That's a good thing to remember. Thank you so much Sheetal.

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  7. Sorry you are going through a tough time friend. Thinking of you:)

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  8. no use in getting upset over the past. focus on the future! Glad you realized this and are staying positive!!! a break is always nice for the joints and the mind anyway!

    www.runningaragnar.blogspot.com

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    1. That's absolutely right. And the break was kind of nice! :)

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  9. Praying for you! Stay strong.

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  10. I love this. So honest. I only got out running once last week--and I was feeling so guilty until I read this! Sometimes we fall, and we just have to get back up! xoxo

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    1. Glad to know I wasn't the only one. :) It was very hard admitting that, you really do feel guilty about it! But that's right, we just get back up! xoxo

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  11. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Hang in there girl, and believe His Truths.

    You are stronger than you think.

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    1. Ah, that's another good verse. Thank you Mike.

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  12. I totally get it... its that roller coaster... you'll be back at it, full force - I know it. Sometimes you just have to enjoy life.

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  13. You are in my prayers girlfriend. I think we all have those times in our lives. If someone says they don't, I think they are lying. Again you are in my prayers.

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  14. I hope you are able to figure everything out. So sorry you are having a rough time.

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  15. Hope you are having a better week!!

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    1. I have started running again, I sure have missed it!

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  16. I hope things get better soon! <3

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  17. Praying for you friend!! Let's catch up soon please??

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  18. Praying for you! Love your blog!
    A good song to listen to now would be "Never Once," by Matt Redmon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1bXG4WIesA&feature=youtu.be

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    1. Wow. This was absolutely perfect. Thank you so much!!

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  19. Katie, I'm sorry you are having such a rough time. I am praying for you!

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    1. Thank you so much Jen. I know it'll get better. It has to!

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  20. I'm a little behind in reading my favorite blogs, but better late than never. So sorry you are having a hard time right now, please let me know if you ever want to talk. Thinking about you! xoxo

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