The aches and pains from Sunday’s race have begun to wear off, but with their retreat comes the loss of the post race euphoria. That’s the thing about reaching a goal. Once you’ve reached it, you celebrate it and life goes on.

Life goes on and I sweep the front porch clear of leaves. I fold armfuls of laundry. I wipe tears and bottoms. I have a bad day, and I wonder why. Why? Because life goes on.
So, I bake the muffins and I vacuum the crumbs. And as I do, I remember. I remember that even though the medal was won and the goal was reached, it is not finished yet. There is a greater race to be won and the prize waiting for me at the end can not compare.
Life goes on and I learn, I train, I apply and by God’s grace I will receive the prize.
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize…They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever” Corinthians 9:24/25