Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Race

On Thanksgiving morning, I completed my first 5K with my friend Diana.  We started training together at the beginning of October, after Diana posted something like this on her Facebook:  "Does anyone in the York area want to train for the Turkey Trot?  You have to be out of shape!" - I fit the bill, so we started training!

It was 40 degrees and raining the morning of the Turkey Trot.  I was very close to not running, but after a couple weeks of training, I wasn't going to give up that easily!  Our time wasn't the fastest, but we finished and we jogged about 2/3 of the course. 

So what does this have to do with God's Word?  Well, I started thinking about that last night.  Diana and I are continuing our training to do the Jingle Bell Run on December 18th.  It was FREEZING (literally - 32 degrees, folks) for our run yesterday.  It would've been easy for us to decide it was too cold to run, and quit training all together.  Instead, we both said we needed to go buy some Under Armour Cold Gear! 

Just like in life, when something tough comes along - you can quit, or you can trust that your training in God's Word is worth pressing on through the pain.  You can let the tough stuff in life to cause you to walk away from God, or you can go buy some Under Armour and keep going.



  1. Good for you ! ! Great you stayed with it during the bad weather...As Paul says...I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me...Stay strong for the next run !

  2. Great post! Happy Word-filled Wednesday!!!

  3. You go girl!!!!! What a great post.I know many times I've had to grab my Armour Of God to pull me through when I didn't know if I would make it but Praise God there is no better Armour than His.

    Happy WFW!!!


  4. Amen! Good for you! And what a great spiritual reminder to keep pressing on even when it's tough. Blessings to you this WFW!

  5. You GO girls!! Did you say in York, Pa?? Spent some time there while my husband was on a project....those are some long winters, eh?? Having grown up in Pittsburgh, I was used to it....

    Keep on running! Your JOY is contagious!

  6. "or you can go buy some Under Armour and keep going." Love it! Congrats on finishing your 5K!

  7. Wow, what an accomplishment!! Loved this testimony.


  8. 5k? I don't even think I could jog 1!!! Ha! You go girl!

  9. Congrats on the 5K! I am totally impressed! I agree - we can either choose to go our race with God or not - but I'd rather have him with me any day!