26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.

Read 1 Corinthians 9:26 Using Other Translations

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.
So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing.