Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us
I am a strong woman.
I have ran 2,000+ miles this year preparing for this marathon.
My desire to press pass challenging times will not defeat me.
When the flesh is weak, the spirit is willing.
There is not a worthy accomplishment in this life that will be an easy feat.
Positivity will always be the power that sees me through.
The purpose of a race isn't to win, it is to test the limits of the human heart.
26.2 miles of running is the perfect time to praise the Lord for the gifts he has blessed me with.
Human growth only occurs when we are brave enough to take a chance to step outside of our comfort zone.
Physically the body is capable of much more then we could ever imagine.
Belief in something greater then I is what inspires me to press on when the road turns rocky.
There will not be one moment in time where I feel completely satisfied with who I am because there is always the to goal to learn something new, try something different, and be braver tomorrow then I am today.
I will not settle for a sub-par race effort.
Even if by some miracle I could cross the line faster then ever dreamed, I will NOT be content in my effort because there will always be the opportunity to challenge oneself further.
I look forward to getting lost in all of the moments that this 26.2 brings me, moments that I otherwise would not be lucky enough to experience.
108 days of focused workouts for October 9th have been endured, time to remember them all and praise the good Lord for my health.
Some people can only dream of what it would be like to run 1 mile, I'm running 26...one right after another at a kick butt pace to prove that anything is possible.
I was not a born athlete, it was my heart and determination that got me here.
Blisters, chafing, sweat, tears, sunburn, discomfort, progression, suspense, solitude, drudgery, realizations, growth, pride, bliss, modesty, purity.
When training for a big race what emotions do you feel that leave you with feelings of inspiration?