Walk in Place



Walk in place


Exercising to my 15-year-old VHS tape (yes, this is pre-DVD for your younger folks) – with my 15-year older body – I found myself not able to keep up with the aerobics instructor on the tape.  So, I just stopped and kept walking – surprisingly she said, “Ok, do what you can do – just walk in place if you are tired.”

Wow, how did she know?


After two weeks of almost faithfully (at least two times a week) trying to keep up with her, it is getting easier.  I’m still not able to perform like the people on the tape, but that gray haired lady reflected in a mirror in my exercise room with an old t-shirt and sweats (not the cute outfits of gals on tape) is moving better even though I do walk in place a few times!

How is your walk going?  You know the plan you had at the beginning of the year to:

Exercise more?

Eat better?

Read more?

If you are like me – you haven’t exactly kept up with the goals and resolutions, you made in January.  Maybe sickness, the weather or just a busy schedule has slowed down your progress.

This is no reason to stop – keep going.

Last week I exercised only two days instead of the six days of the weeks before.  But this week back to six days. Three days of aerobics and other three treadmill, stepper & weights.

Maybe we need to “walk in place” until we can keep up.


Isaiah 40:30-31 New International Version (NIV)

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 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.


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Pat from Georgia

Pat Strickland is a wife, mother, grandmother and daughter of the King of Kings. She has been a pastor’s wife, a registrar at Young Harris College and a memoir writer. Her desire is “to seek God with all my heart and He will provide the much more in my life.”

One thought on “Walk in Place”

  1. Thanks for sharing! It is important to remember that we are still making progress even if the pace is not what we had hoped. Such has been the story of moving my business to a new location. 🙂

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