Monday, March 19, 2012

I was run-ning!

I ran my second-ever half marathon yesterday in Germantown with my step-dad. I'm not going to lie, It was hard. I have been dealing with weak/hurting knees, and there were times while I was running I wanted to cry and give up. But I finished, and finished well (and by well, I mean 13 minutes faster than my last half!)

I love to run and exercise. I know that sounds weird, it IS weird. It's an outlet for me, and it makes me feel good. And I can run long distances now, but I couldn't always. When I first started, I couldn't fun for longer than 2 or 3 minutes at a time. And while I'm not the fastest or best runner now, I have come a long way. 

Let that encourage you. If you are having a hard time making that first step toward...anything, becoming healthy, exercising, following a long-time dream, whatever it is. You can make that first step. Start out slow. And things will develop as you continue on and persevere.

When we got there early in the morning yesterday, the sun was just coming up.

My sister (and mom and niece) ran the 5K that morning too. So proud of them!

You can't really see all the people, but there were a lot. It was so pretty that morning!

My finishing time! My placing wasn't all that great, but I am happy about how I finished. 
1 Corinthians 9:24
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize."

Run the race of life! 
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