Thank you SP, my SparkFriends, and most of all...GOD!
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Okay...so when I first started SP about 6 weeks or so ago, I could barely run 100 feet without feeling like I was going to pass out! Well....since then, I have jogged/walked a 7 mile road race (half of which was uphill) and walked many, many miles. Today, I set out on a run and thought to myself, "I wonder if I can make it a mile??" I thought for sure I would make it half way and have to stop. Instead, I reached the mile marker and kept right on running!!!! I ran another 1/4 mile or so, walked about a 1/4 mile, and then ran ANOTHER MILE!!!
All of my SparkFriends have been such an inspiration to me. Some of them are more than 10 years older than me, and they can walk circles around me! I love each and every one of you and thank you from the bottom of my heart. I especially thank Margie for all of her encouragement and for being there by my side through much of it. She may have been a slave driver at the Bix (ha ha ha), but I owe her one! We are even thinking of running a 2 mile road race in mid-August!!!
Above and beyond all of that, though, I have to thank my God, my Father, my Friend! He is there when no one else is there to push me. He lifts me up when I feel like I can't take another step. Today when I was running, I started getting tired and hot and I just started talking to Him. He sent a cool breeze that was just the refreshment I needed. He is ALWAYS by my side. I am thankful each and every day for the grace and mercy he has bestowed upon me. My love for Him grows each and every day.