I love that song. Into marvelous light I'm running. Out of darkness and out of shame. What a great song to come on while I am running the last part of my run today!
Something happens when I am running. I can see more colors, more definition. I can feel the breeze with every skin cell. My mind goes into deep currents, flowing into thoughts that seem profound and I feel enlightened. But when I get home, much of that is lost. Like a dream. Some of it stays, some of it stays with me deeply, and I am more whole, closer to God, and more content than I knew possible.
Running gives me energy, gives me life, and gives me a chance to have a quiet time to think and communicate with my God. It is a truly awesome thing!
And by the way, I am on week four of Couch 2 5K. I am just starting to run more than walk, and interval running is amazing. I cannot wait until I can run and run and seemingly not grow weary....ok so I know I will grow weary. But I see where I am going, I have clear goals. I am running a 3K race in two days....I am actually doing this! It's scary, amazing, rejuvinating....I love everything about it. Even the soreness, the mornings when I feel like I can't, the heat, the rain, the cool sweet morning light and the new air...it feels new to me. That is my favorite thing.