Running Religiously or Religious Running?

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As it is the dawning of Lent, I wanted to share a scripture passage that my friend and loyal GOTB volunteer Marty Steinman sent me this morning.

Excerpt from Hebrews 12:7-13

“Now, discipline always seems painful rather than pleasant at the time, but it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather healed.”

As a fairly avid distance runner, I can honestly say there are times when the last thing on Earth I’d like to do is run. Sometimes I even feel this way during my runs. Not only can running be physically taxing, but the mental game can really trap you especially while do high mileage.

However, there is not one time after I finished my run and looked back and said, “Wow, I’m upset that I finished this run or I wish I would have stayed on the couch instead.”

Thank you Marty for sharing this with me as you helped me to get out of bed and on my path to spin at 6 am, which also is no easy feat!


  1. Marty Steinman

    What a neat post! Thanks for including me in it! How awesome! Glad it was a good thing for you today!

    • Maria

      Thanks Marty! You are amazing as always.


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