Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Frances Seymour, iCULLEN DORN, iAlfred Schwab, iDr. Michael De Vito, iellen george, iBryan Koepke, iMichael Wayne, i

  Home > Health/Wellness > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Keith John Paul Horcasitas

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Success story
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· 239 Titles
· 103 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Apr, 2008

Keith John Paul Horcasitas, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Are You Still Submitting Your Work to a Traditional Publishe
by Edward Patterson

With the new and exciting world of Kindles and Print-on-Demand (POD), Independent Publishing is becoming an enticing choice and a viable alternative to traditional publis..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Fly With The Mourning Dove
by Velda Brotherton

The story of a young girl growing up on a homestead in New Mexico after WW I..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan

Running and Not Growing Weary
By Keith John Paul Horcasitas
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

Staying healthy through physical, emotional and spiritual exercises.

Pic: Crescent City Classic, 1981, New Orleans, Louisiana - post 10 K Race (Time: ~ 38:30) at the "Butterfly" behind Audubon Park adjacent to Mississippi River

“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: 31) Just like St. Ignatius helped us grow deeper in our daily faith walks per his “Spiritual Exercises,” we also must incorporate routine physical workouts for our emotional health and overall well-being.

I have loved running since being a kid. In grammar school, I used to always win the 100 yard dash but eventually got to like running in competition – particularly longer treks, like I started to develop in popularity with 10K Races and Marathons in the 1970s. Usually, I like to participate in the Baton Rouge community benefit races like the Alzheimer's Memory 5Ks and fun races like the Fat Boy 5K.

For many years, I have also found a way to incorporate the spiritual realm when I do my weekly jogs in simple and practical ways: use special words that tie-in to the numbered laps or some other counts that you may be doing for your regimen that becomes like a running mantra. For me, when I'm doing laps in my neighborhood or at the BREC Sherwood enclosed park, here are some suggestions that I like to do in a rhyme like manner or with other connections (like the 10 Commandments – for the first 10 or the Beatitudes):

One = “Son” of God, “One God,” “Thy Will Be Done,” “Run for the Son,” “One Body,” etc.
Two = “Jew (“My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter”), Two Greatest Commandments (Love God, Love Man)
Three = “Trinity,” “Three In One,” “Set me Free,” etc.
Four = “Adore the Lord,” Four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), etc.
Five = “Alive in Him,” “Strive,” “Five Foolish / Five Wise Virgins,” “Pentateuch,” etc.
Six = “Lord Fix me,” “Six Work Days in Creation,” etc.
Seven = “Heaven,” Seven times Seven (Seventy) – Forgiveness,” “Sabbath,” etc.
Eight = “Hate Sin / Love the Sinner,” “Circumcision Day,” etc.
Nine = “Shine His Light/Love,” “Ninth Hour on the Cross,” etc.
Ten = “Ten Commandments,” etc.

Sometimes, life may feel like “Running on Empty,” ( as noted by Jackson Browne. May we join St. Paul and “preach Christ crucified” (I Cor. 1:23), as well as humbly proclaim “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7). Amen, Alleluia!   

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/25/2012
Great story of faith and victory; well done, Keith!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D

Analyzing Sports Drinks by Nina Anderson

What's right for you: Carbohydrate or electrolyte replacement...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Growing through Joy by Dr. Ulla Sebastian

Inspirational manual for a joyful and conscious life, promoting abundance, empowerment, personal development, spiritual growth and finding your true self through in-depth understan..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.