Monday, September 20, 2010

Begging and Pleading DOES work!

When you're in dire peril, when you want/need something really bad, do you find yourself pleading with a higher power? (God, Allah, the Great Spirit?)

I'm one of those bratty children that beg and plead only when I really want something. I try to be faithful, I really do, and I give thanks as often as I remember to, but most of the time, I'm usually begging.

As most of you know, I pulled my sacral/illiac ligament a couple of months ago. It's a super painful injury. I shouldn't be running with my screwed up body anyway, but I want to SO bad. It affects every aspect of my life. When I run, my hormones stay in balance, I feel good, I look good, and I'm not the psycho witch from hell that my family is most familiar with.

It has been two months since I had to quit running. I've felt like crap (emotionally and physically) ever since. So today, I was sitting in my room contemplating my fate when I decided to have a pleading session with my father above. Here is what I said...

"PLEASE let me run again. PLEASE, please, please let me have this one little thing. I want it so bad, and it's such an easy miracle for you. I'll try to be good, I promise to quite swearing, and I won't yell at my kids anymore...PLEASE...just this one little thing."

I sit here and think, how many people could be running, being healthy, and don't. I want to run so bad, and can't. It's totally unfair. So this morning when I went down to the pit of despair to work out, I had this really good feeling. A feeling that told me to give a slow jog a try. At first, my heart raced! Did I dare? What if it hurt so bad that it put me back to where I was? What if I tried and realized it was all in vain? What if? What if? What if? Could I handle the answer?

Being the courageous fool I am, I warmed up, then turned up the speed to a nice, slow jog. AND LOW AND BEHOLD . . . wait for it . . . NO PAIN!!!! For those of you who have ever wanted something so bad you could taste it like ice cream, you know what giddiness filled me! I've been giggling all morning!!!

Now, I realize I'm only at the bottom of the hill, just starting to climb, with a bag full of rocks slung over my back. I'm sure I'll have set-backs, I'm sure there will be days I hurt or feel discouraged, but this is the beginning! I AM SO HAPPY! I feel fabulous. Now I'll have to be good to warrant this gift! LOL

See? Miracles DO still happen, even to regular ole sinners like me.


Stephanie Humphreys said...

I'll confess - I'm one of those healthy people who could run, but I just can't make mayself like it no matter how hard I try. But I'm so glad you are able to run again. What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing.

Joanna St. James said...

oh that's great am happy for you

Old Kitty said...

Awwww it's fab that you're no longer in pain!! Begging to the great powers that be and being listened to is brilliant!

Well done you!

Take care

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

Thanks guys! Stephanie, your comment makes me want to clarify one thing. I don't think everyone who can run, should. Running is just MY love. As we get older, it becomes more vital to move our bodies. Whether it's yoga, biking, weight lifting or whatever, it's all good. We just need to do something, especially if we're physically able. Now I'll get off my soap box. LOL

L.T. Elliot said...

So glad you've been blessed with something you've wanted so much! Congratulations!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I work out several times a week and I know I'd grow frustrated if I didn't. Glad you're running again.

Angie said...

=D How wonderful! Thanks for sharing that.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

thank heavens good things happen to the ole sinners! :)

Las Vegas Writer said...

Good for you. I know when I don't run, I feel like I've accomplished nothing and my mind gets fuzzy. Running makes me think clearly, especially when it comes to writing. Good job and good luck :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Good for you!

LTM said...

awesome post, Mel--and so glad you're up and running again! :D

Sheila said...

You are so great! I wish that i had your determination.

N. R. Williams said...

Good for you.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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