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Monday, January 28, 2013

Notes In The Sand

I am training for a marathon, that will take place at the end of February. I have been slacking in all areas of my life, including this blog.... because running, well... it plum wears you out!
Still, I have to find a healthy balance.
Running is a passion of mine. And it also has become an outlet. It is a time to release all my worries through the pounding of my feet on the old country roads.

My mom, one of the most beautiful women in my life, is the reason I am hooked on running...
She is my inspiration.
This is my first big race without her. Which makes it bittersweet.
Excited for this challenge, but wanting so very much to share it with her!
However, she has been included by being my encourager.
Yesterday my cousin (who is running the marathon with me) and I went for our long run.
My mother while leaving us fuel (oranges and water), down one of our running paths, left us this note in the sand for us to stumble upon....
(I will run and not grow weary...Isaiah 40:31)
And this one....

(When you get tired, run for those who can't run. This was on the back of my high school cross-country shirt.)

...if that does not make you want to run longer and faster I do not know what will!!!
This is my kind of fuel.
All that I need, running a distance that breaks your body down physically and your mind mentally...When the enemy is whisperping, "You can't do it. You're hurting. Stop"... is to remember that God is my strength.
Extremely grateful for parents, that God uses as tools, to show me His love and strength.
Isaiah 40:31
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

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