Let me just give you a "run down" on the "low down" of when I get on the treadmill...before I even step on it I am dreading it!!!!! As I start to run...honestly I think I'm going to hyperventilate...pass out...cry...whine...I think a few cuss words have came to mind a time or two and just about anything you can think of that says I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS!!! At first it wasn't so bad because we would walk for 3 minutes...run for 5 minutes...then by week 6 we were running 15 minutes and walking 2. WHAT?!?! The whole time I am running I am having a conversation with God....me: I can't do this! Him: yes you can..do it! Me: really...I can't! Him: Yes you can...keep going! This will go on for 30 minutes...over and over again. Many times after we are done I tell Matt on the way home...I'm done..no more...and he says...no your not...keep going...you can do it...he's my cheerleader. That Guy is up to running 25 minutes without a break! WOW! I run 25 minutes...but take 3 one minute breaks still...but I feel that is HUGE for me so I am happy.
See this isn't about running...it's about me doing something that I couldn't do without Him. Stephanie finishing something that is hard and that she feels like she physically can't do...by relying on Him to do it for me. Not giving up! It's about finishing strong. I am determined to start living my life like that. Not being scared or too prideful to say...THIS IS HARD...I might not be the best at it...but I will do it.
We are entering a 5k and will do it in a week. YIKES!! To be honest...I'm scared...but I know I will be fine. Not like it's going to kill me or anything! I will let you know how it goes. If you have any running tips feel free to share.
How about you? Are you challenging yourself to do something you feel like you "can't" do without God running along side of you? Do you have someone cheering you on? Press on...don't give up!
1 Corinthians 9:24-
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize?
So run that you may obtain it!