I didn’t see it until I was about a mile and a half into my run. I had lots on my mind, a day ahead of me, in which I really needed to concentrate. But I wanted to go clear my head, run/walk and pray! (Ladies, it is much cheaper, and healthier than therapy, retail or otherwise)
So, I am into my first mile. My right foot is starting to noticeably bother me. Then my left hip begins to get my attention with an odd sensation, a dull ache. I am thinking, oh bother, I must be getting old. ( Or as my husband says, honey we are already old, we are getting older-haven’t you looked in the mirror lately… gotta love that man!) Anyway, back to the story, it had been about a week since I had run, but really should I feel this odd in the first mile??? I push myself on to the next mile…it gets worse and I think ok, fine, I will just walk today. So I start walking, but still my right foot is not happy. So I stop and look down. And that is when I discover it. What you discovered when you looked closely at the picture.
Yup, I had two completely different shoes on. My left shoe is my running shoe, specially fitted for my foot, including some custom inserts. My right shoe is my working around the yard shoe, no special fitting, no custom insert. After I have a good laugh at myself, I decide to just keep walking. And as I am walking I am thinking.
This is how I know I am a bona fide blogger. I immediately start thinking about the ‘deeper meaning’ of this and how I can relate this to some spiritual lesson in life.
Let’s see… all the possible lessons…
- Two feet in two different shoes represent one foot in the world, one foot with the Lord, resulting in a not very victorious spiritual journey with Christ…hmm a bit of a stretch
- Without the proper spiritual equipment, we aren’t equipped to walk the walk very well…ok still a bit of a stretch
- You can’t run the race, being encumbered with sin…the sin of not knowing, not being aware. OK, umm no, that is reaching a bit too hard.
Oh, by the way, did I tell you I wore my sweater inside out a few days earlier, in public, and not on purpose???
“Therefore, do not lose heart, but even though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day” 2 Corinthians 4: 16
Yup, I am getting older, yup, I will continue to put two different shoes on and not notice, but I hope my spirit, my soul is not wearing down, but gearing up for the great homecoming!!
(By the way, Stacy, this was for you…I hope you laughed)