Run So As to Win

Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified. -1 Cor 9:24-27

As I reflect on the two years Mike and I have been posting articles here on Intentional Encounter I keep coming back to the same thing – motivation.  Specifically, we’ve long wondered how to best help men (ourselves included) unite their physical lives with their spiritual lives so that we can all grow to be holier, God fearing, men.

And, today, as I came across St. Paul’s words from his First Letter to the Corinthians I couldn’t help but remember this fantastic YouTube video from Fr. Mike Schmitz who, I recently learned, does a little CrossFit himself!  How cool is that?

Anyhow, check it out and ask yourself… have you been working out or training?  Put another way… are you shadowboxing your way through life or are you training with purpose in order to win the ultimate prize?

Until next time… be holy, eat clean, and do more push-ups!