It seems like I've been running hills for a long time now.
All the places I have lived for the past three years have been surrounded by hills.
And any kind of running, meant going up a hill.
I realized as I was running a hill yesterday that the home we are in the process of buying is surrounded by farms; flat land.
There won't be any hills that I have to run up.
And I thought, "What am I going to do to feel like I'm pushing myself if there aren't any hills?"
I'm going to have to seek out other ways to improve myself.
Maybe it will mean going faster.
Maybe going longer distances.
Maybe I'll have to look for hills to run, instead of them just being there.
I think there will always be times in my life when there are hills that I can't avoid.
Challenges that I must face even if I don't want to.
And then there will be times when everything is just flat.
It's those times that I need to find other ways to push myself harder.
Maybe that means giving more service.
Studying my scriptures harder.
Praying more fervently.
Or looking for hills.
The important thing for me is to not lose any of the ground that I have gained while running "my hills."
I want to use what I have already gained to push me farther.
I want to keep running.