It is easy to say i never take for granted the health and ability to get out and run but truth be told i think that many times i do take that for granted. I get up each day thinking "when will i get my run in" when many are thinking "how am i physically going to get through this day?" I never want to take that for granted. I know how quickly i could lose the physical ability to run or even walk. I pray that doesn't ever happen but i also pray i never not take a second thought about it...never take it for granted.
I was out running yesterday. My husband went to get the kids so that i could squeeze in a 4 mile run before i headed off to work. I was running through our downtown area here and i passed a pharmacy store. Sitting out at the end of the parking lot away from the store was a man just sitting there in his wheelchair. I have no idea what he was doing but it caught me a little off guard. I had a strong feeling of guilt, here i was perfectly healthy running along as he sat unable to even walk. He may have been waiting for a ride, or who knows what he was doing there but i felt like he was sitting there just for me...for me to be reminded!
I will take that reminder and be thankful! Be thankful that i have health. Be thankful that i am able to walk and to run! Be thankful that God allows me to do something that i enjoy so much. It also inspires me to think. God gave me the strength and health to do it, i might as well give it my all.