There’s something about running when the world is asleep, and it’s just you, the moon, the stars, and God.
It’s life-giving, soothing, comforting, exhilarating, and magical all in one.
While we can’t run away from the coronavirus, we can defeat it. By living; refusing to give in; and being more determined than ever.
With the coronavirus, it’s become dull, dreary days of the same thing.
For me, it’s this:
Today, I got up and did a heavy workout I particularly did not want to do, but I did it. Indifferently.
I am waiting until I can feel again.
I feel oppressed
It’s weighing me down
It’s hard to get back up
Hard to be found.
One day is like the next
Mind-numbing boring and depressed.
I wish I could be refreshed.
Oh, when, God, will I not be a mess?
In these days of the coronavirus where you are stuck inside all day long with nothing to do and nowhere to go, it’s hard to feel alive. You are physically breathing, but are you living? Not when you can’t go and do the things you want to do.
The only thing making me feel alive is when I work out. When my heart starts pumping and I do the things others won’t do. When my body moves like it was designed to do. When it’s hard. Only then do I feel alive.
With the coronavirus causing the world to pause, many people have embarked upon at-home workouts with just minimal equipment. This usually involves just a dumbbell.
I’ve been doing many of these workouts in addition to my lifting regimen, and I can say that I am thoroughly getting my ass kicked.
Dumbbells are a challenge in and of themselves. You have to manipulate them differently, and they will most definitely catch up to you.
When I first started a couple of years ago, every time I’d be extremely sore. Now, I just get beat by them. I am coming to enjoy dumbbells. They are a great break from the barbell that’s for sure.
So with the coronavirus raging, get a set of dumbbells and stay fit. You will come to like them and be good at them. Just another tool in your wheelhouse you’ll have when you need it.
In a world that tells you to stop living, to give up your dreams, to not go anywhere, to not do anything, to fear for your life, to give up on others, to lay your plans aside, and to not trust that God has got it, in such a world, you need to be unstoppable.
You need to push back, to not believe the lies, the hearsay, the hysteria, and the antics, and to keep moving towards your dreams.
You cannot stop while you have breath in your body, while your legs can move, and your arms can reach for the stars because one day, you will be stopped.
None of us know when that day will come, which is why you cannot stop.
Don’t stop living because the world tells you not to. The world is not in charge; you are.
God will call you when He wants you. Until then, keep moving, keep living, keep dreaming, keep fighting, keep hoping, and keep praying.
Be the unstoppable force you were gifted with from the moment you were born.