"Straight up and over." That was the answer to my friends yesterday when they asked what "trail" we were hiking. It's not a trail, actually. It's a mountain in Red Rock that I love.
It's technical. It's challenging (especially when you are carrying a dog with one arm!). It's high. It's steep. And it's HARD.
Why? Because it's straight up. No easing into a nice hiking rhythm. Just shuffle and shimmy your way to the top, and try not to fall and slide down in the process.
Not left, right, up or down. Are you focused FORWARD?
I was at a leader retreat this weekend for church, and even though I had heard this concept before, I was challenged when I heard it again.
What happens when you are running, and you try and look behind you?
YOU FALL OR TRIP!
Our leader reminded us, that in life we need to stay focused on what's ahead, and leave the past where it belongs - BEHIND us!
Sometimes I have to remind myself of that. Faults from my past