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Strength to the Weary

One last thought on that triathlon.  I know you are sick of hearing about it, but this is what I do after these sorts of events, I analyze it over and over in my mind.  Yes, way to obsessive.

Anyway, I was thinking last night, about where I lost time, and how I lost a lot of time in the run.  Immediately after the event, I thought it was because of tired legs.  But after running those 2 miles in my head again, I realized it was actually due to a lack of focus, and a bit of fear.  I started focus on the pain, and those around me, instead of focusing of my effort, attitude and the race in front of me.  And then the fear of the all too familiar pain that comes with pushing yourself extra hard.

So, what does that mean to you?  Well, for one thing when you do a triathlon, don’t make the same mistake I made!  But more importantly, when you are doing your daily life, like today, focus on your effort, your attitude and the race in front of you.  And ignore all the rest of that stuff – God will take care of that!

28 Do you not know?

Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.   Isaiah 40:28-33 New International Version (NIV)

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