Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Keep Running the Race that is Set Before You

I interrupt regular programing to tell you guys something...I ran 2 miles tonight! I ran 2 miles! I took one little walk break between those two miles. I haven't ran a mile straight for over 6 months.

After my last half marathon- July 2012

On Saturday morning, I went out for a run, but I only ran .3 miles before I took a walk break. I continued the walk/run pattern for about 25 minutes, and today, I just needed to get out of my head, so I laced up my shoes and turned on some worship music, and off I went.

Around the time I heard the lyrics "Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power" I looked at my phone and realized I had just ran a mile. I started crying because I remember the fear and hopelessness I felt when I first got sick and thought I may never run again. I remember almost throwing away a box of running clothes because I was in so much pain, the idea of running seemed as crazy as expecting pigs to fly. I remember crying outside my apartment because my hands hurt so bad I couldn't turn my doorknob.

Our God IS the Healer. He is so good and gracious, even when I run from Him and His love, He is with me. Even when I don't feel worthy of Him, he wants me. When I am faithless, full of fear and doubt, He is faithful.

At the beginning of the year, I set some goals.
One of them was to manage my RA without steroids. CHECK!
Another of them was to run a half marathon. Just three weeks ago, I almost deleted this off my 2013 dreams and plans Note on my Mac. But after today-I think that this is a real possibility. I am going to shoot for the moon, dream big, and work hard.

Thankful for a God who meets us where we are, but never leaves us where He found us.


  1. girlllll sooo awesome!!!

    you're an inspiration! :)

  2. This is so awesome! I am so happy for you. I have only been following along for a short while, but I can feel your emotion coming from your words. So excited for you!!

  3. Wow God is awesome!! And YOU are awesome! You go girl! Never doubt what God and you are capable of!

    xoox Miss ALK

  4. So happy for you! I could cry for you! :)

  5. way to go! It takes so many baby steps and a positive attitude to get back into running. I am glad to have the pregnancy excuse for the time being, but I will need to get my butt back in shape after the baby comes!

  6. Nice work indeed! I am trying to walk a mile next Friday! Today I made it 0.6! Baby steps!