Sunday, March 03, 2013
It has been a good week. I feel like I am getting stronger physically, mentally and mostly spiritually. Since being involved in the Run For God group I have been blessed beyond measure. I started off with the goal of finally accomplishing a goal and trying to find a way to put less focus on my personal issues. God has been faithful to help me do just that!
Yesterday after our run, we went back into the neighborhoods that we ran in and put door hangers on the door knobs inviting people to church. The church that hosts our group has a wonderful outreach program that started yesterday. Although I don't attend that church I was happy to help out. If one person's life is touched by that outreach then I know that I have done something worthwhile.
Today our theme was Yes we can! It was our first 20 minute run without stopping
and the week that most of us had been apprehensive about. We discussed having faith in God and believing that He could help us do the impossible. We have all kinds of levels in our group: walkers, joggers, and woggers. I think I fall in the latter group
Our warm up began and everyone was chatting and beaming with excitement. I took off slowly when it was time to run because I wanted to pace myself. I knew that I could do it because I had run over 30 minutes previously on treadmill. Running outside was different because the belt of the treadmill is not keeping pace for me. After ten minutes I felt myself getting winded and noticed that the chatter of the group had all but ceased. We were focused!!! I had to start quoting every scripture that I could think of to get me through. What I love about this group is that everyone was cheering for each other
. Our leaders would stop and high five everyone as they passed through
. It was awesome. I made it and I give God all of the glory.