Run Your OWN Race: “Run And Not Be Weary”
I started the virtual 2019 The Bible Series runs by doing the “Run and not be weary” 3.1 miles/5K. My husband also participated and as he’s training for the Boston Marathon, he did 11 miles yesterday with his guides and teammates. I’m much slower. They are much faster. They are increasing their mileage each week but with the vigorous running schedule and training they are doing, they also are getting faster and more efficient.
I finished in 49 minutes and 37 seconds and I am not concerned with speed and a time. I have a full-time job outside the home and a full-time job inside the home as a mom of three great kids who happen to have several disabilities and chronic health conditions. I’m not training for anything in particular. l’m exercising for my mental and physical health. And I’m supporting my husband in every way I can as he takes the many hours needed weekly to train for the marathon. I took care of my kids, got lunch prepped for when my husband got back from his long run, and started walking with several intervals of running. I ran and walked also to support a charity that receives part of the proceeds for each run and that helps hungry children globally. And I got a COOL eagle metal with the Isaiah 40:31 scripture on it.
So walk or run your own race. It’s not a competition with what other people are doing. The focus is on improving ourselves and nourishing our bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit.
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