Thread: That Hill
June 5th, 2009, 08:43 PM #1
Sometimes I read these and just have to pass them along.
Are you running that hill or is that hill running you?
I was jogging, sweating, and breathing rather hard. I had
jogged about three miles and I wasn't even halfway yet.
As I was jogging up a hill a man about my age stood in his front
yard watching me run. He stood cool and comfortable as sweat
enveloped my body. No rapid breaths came from his lungs.
He looked at me as if to say, "I'm not fool enough to do that in
He spoke and said rather jokingly,
"Are you running that hill or is that hill running you?"
MountainWings has changed my thought patterns.
So many of you have written and expressed how MountainWings has
influenced your lives and thinking. It has changed me too. I now
instantly recognize a MountainWings Moment. It's a moment in time
and circumstance when life gives me an opportunity to fly or flop.
All of us have MountainWings Moments each day, this was mine for
Was the hill running me or was I running the hill?
Is the obstacle that you are facing running you or are you
It makes a difference which way you look at it.
I don't like to flop. I prefer to fly. Although said jokingly,
I took the question seriously. I decided I was not going to let
any hill run me.
The thing is, the hill doesn't care.
The hill will be there, as unmoving and unconcerned as a tired
dog watching cars from the porch on a hot day.
Is your utility bill up? That's a hill.
Are they putting pressure on you at work? That's a hill.
Do you have some mean people in your life? That's a hill.
Are you getting older? That's a blessing though it looks like a
I have decided that no hill was going to run me.
I stepped high and spoke in my mind to the hill, "Thanks for the
workout, because of you I'm getting a real run that will make me
stronger. You may put a strain on me but I'll be in better shape
for you next time. If it wasn't for you, I would be weaker.
Besides, in reality, I've got you under my feet."
The hill didn't respond but faded in the distance as my stride
Who's in charge of your hill?
~A MountainWings Original~Thinking of...
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July 17th, 2015, 03:30 PM #2
Re: That Hill
"Is the obstacle that you are facing running you or are you
running it?" - Such an important question to ask yourself, time and again.
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