My Wall of Inspiration
Several weeks ago, my husband gifted me with an early Christmas present: a treadmill. I knew that once we got the treadmill I wanted to put up some of the inspirational collages I've made through the years as well as all my race numbers and finishers medals. Yesterday, I finally had the chance to put it together and in so doing was reminded of how strong I really am. Many of the collages I've made were during my recovery from anorexia and bulimia. I made them as visual reminders to help me stay focused on who I really was, underneath all the lies and addiction of an eating disorder. For a long time these posters were what reminded me that there was hope beyond the struggle I was in--that there was freedom. I just had to believe and have faith that I was made to be something MORE.
Looking at those posters last night as I hung them on the wall made me realize how far I have come. I've been behavior free for three and a half years. When I think about that victory it inspires me to "run the race set out for me" in life and in running. It reminds me that I can do all things in through the strength that God gives me.
I'm looking forward to getting on the treadmill and running--inspired by my past victories.
How do you stay motivated on treadmill runs? What would you put on your wall of inspiration?