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.

7 comments:

  1. girlllll sooo awesome!!!

    you're an inspiration! :)

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  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!!

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

    xoox Miss ALK
    http://missalk1994.blogspot.com

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

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  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!

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

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