The race is here and not here

So, tomorrow I will run a 5K at 7:30 am. If you see the runtastic app send me a cheer. This may seem like common everyday for most people. And granted it used to be for me too. Until 2 years ago when I had 2 bouts with shingles. And then even walking a mile became a big deal. And then last year happened. and I found myself struggling to walk and just do anything. This past 12 weeks I have trained 3 days a week and ran. I just ran. Tomorrow I have no idea how it will go. But, I know this…health is something I will never take for granted again. Strength is more than just physical. It is emotional and mental and it is all spiritual.
“Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.”
And because I am in Christ, I too can learn through suffering.

“These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed”

May tomorrow’s run be to the praise and honor of the Father and may he feel pleasure in my faith.


This was my post tonight on facebook for my friends so they can help cheer me on.

I am nervous. A part of me has wanted to set a goal. I use to be a much faster and harder runner.  I trained and this training is about finishing not finishing fast. So, I have had to remember what the win is. That’s a word we use in our house a lot. “The win” The win does not have to be fast or better or braver. It can mean we show up. We let God show off.

I fell yesterday in the parking lot at Walmart. Skinned my knee and elbow pretty bad. But, this can’t be about this week. It has to be about12 weeks that add up to staying the course.  I may have only lost 5 pounds. But, I have gained my desire to try again. That is worth a lot more to me than pounds.

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