Archives for posts with tag: faith

Run:

8 Miles! WHOO! (Burned 1005 cal too.)

CrossFit WOD:

OTM for 10 min
2 Squat Clean Thrusters
*Heaviest weight possible, same across all 10 sets

WOD
For time complete:
30 KB Swings
10 KB Goblet Squats
50 Double Unders
20 KB Swings
20 KB Goblet Squats
50 Double Unders
10 KB Swings
30 KB Goblet Squats
50 Double Unders

Post total time and load for squat clean thrusters

Yesterday  I came across an article online called, “21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity.” Needless to say, faith restored, Bekah happy.

We get so caught up in what is bad around us and all of the negatives. We almost always forget the good people who do amazing things each and every single day. Yes, there are stupid, selfish, psychotic people out there & horrible events that happen – I know very well that there are. But don’t focus so much energy on those people and events you forget to be happy and thankful that God has blessed you with amazing people and an amazing life.

So take some time to get happy today. Restore your faith in the world and in humanity. I want to challenge you to NOT waste your energy and breath today on things that would normally irritate you. Be happy. Enjoy the awesome humans instead of the ones that make you crazy.

Not all of the 21 pictures are here – there were some that didn’t make any sense. So I just chose my favorites!

1. This story about Japanese senior citizens who volunteered to tackle the nuclear crisis at Fukushima power station so that young people wouldn’t have to subject themselves to radiation.

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2. This picture of two Norwegian guys rescuing a sheep from the ocean.

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3. The moment in which this Ohio athlete stopped to help an injured competitor across the finish line during a track meet.

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17-year-old Meghan Vogel was in last place in the 3,200-meter run when she caught up to competitor Arden McMath, whose body was giving out. Instead of running past her to avoid the last-place finish, Vogel put McMath’s arm around her shoulders, carried her 30 meters, and then pushed her over the finish line before crossing it.This story is by far my favorite.

4. This exchange between a 3-year-old girl and a shopping center.

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5. This note that was handed to a waiter along with a $20 bill by an elderly lady in his restaurant.

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6. This sign at an awesome Subway restaurant. (And if you know me, you know Subway is my most favoritest place ever.)

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7. This picture of a villager carrying stranded kittens to dry land during floods in Cuttack City, India.

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8. This sign at an awesome drycleaner’s.

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Plaza Cleaners in Portland, OR, helped over 2,000 unemployed workers who couldn’t afford dry cleaning. The store’s owner estimated that it cost his company $32,000 dollars.

9. This photograph of a man giving his shoes to a homeless girl in Rio de Janeiro.

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10. This picture of a firefighter administering oxygen to a cat rescued from a house fire.

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11. And this one.

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12. This interaction between a Guatemalan girl and a tourist she just met.

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13. This note on a young family’s check.

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14. These pictures of a man jumping into rough waters to rescue a stranger’s Shih Tzu in Melbourne.

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Sue Drummond was walking her beloved Shih Tzu, Bibi, on a pier in Melbourne, when a fierce gust of wind picked him up and hurled him into the rough waters of the bay. A passerby, Raden Soemawinata, who happened to be on the pier that day to scatter his grandmother’s ashes, wasted no time in stripping down and diving into the bay to rescue the animal.

Run on.

Sunday:

Recovery Swim

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Running Track:

1mi Run, 2mi Walk

You ready for a big upset and pissed off rant session? If not, then I suggest you go back to your Twitter or Facebook now. Fair warning.

So as many of you know, today near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, two explosions went off. The count now is that 28 people are critically injured and 2 people are dead.

Incase you haven’t heard or don’t care, let me educate you on the horror.

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Educated? Ok.

I am so unbelievably confused, upset, and just ticked off. What is our world coming to?

People train all of their lives for the Boston Marathon. It’s kinda like the Super Bowl for runners. It was (and still is) on my bucket list to run this prestigious marathon.

But then some idiot has to go and blow innocent people up. Why? I have no idea. And honestly, I don’t want to hear it. I want to hunt the person down and punch him. And then let all of the families of the runners and bystanders punch him too. And I  know for a fact that I am not the only one who feels this way.

Tweets from my Twitter Feed

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If you saw a tweet you posted, I cropped out your name for security purposes.

I am just praying to God for comfort of the families and those who were injured or killed by the explosions. I am also praying for our country and our world. We need God, yet our country seems to want to strip Him out of our lives. We need to teach our children now about the Greatness of God and His Love before our country turns in on itself.

A cry for healing is among our most urgent prayers. When we are in pain, we can turn to the Great Physician, Jesus Christ, for healing. It doesn’t matter whether we need help in our body or our spirit; God has the power to make us better.

Psalm 147:3
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (NIV)

Isaiah 58:8

Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. (NIV)

Run on.

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