Sunday, November 14, 2010

Training Lessons: A Few Words and Some Pictures

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. Hebrews 10:35-36

This was one of my training verses and THE verse I read as I went to sleep on Friday night. It was also the first verse I read Saturday morning. It was my mile marker power verse.

Friday night, I was hit with the realization that I had been diligent in my training. I had done everything I could possibly do to prepare for Saturday's race. I had read and followed my training plan, watched what I put in my body, been faithful to REST when was supposed to....

I spent 17 weeks preparing for this day. And while I had pre-race jitters...I was able to rest well Friday night knowing that I had done all I could. Now it was time to just run.

Saturday morning I asked God to speak to me during the race, and He did. But today, I am just so overwhelmed and physically tired that I'm not sure it's the time to share it! Plus, I need it to soak in a little before I try and share it. :), here are some pictures!!

This is my Dad and Chloe and Emma with me before the race. It was very cool!

My Sister-In-Law, Mother-In-Law and our two oldest nieces also came to cheer us on. Sis-In-Law caught this picture at mile 8. (That will be part of what I'll share later, but just know that in this picture..I'm crying the ugly cry.)

Here we are after the finish. Our time was 2:38:39!!!

We are home, and I'm discovering a new appreciation for the ice pack! Thanks so much for your prayers and support! I really did have a great cloud of witnesses cheering and praying me on. Thank you!!!


Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Yay!!!! So proud of you. Can't wait to hear more!!!


jenmom said...

Can't wait to hear more!

That picture of you and your hubby at the end just makes my heart so happy; the two of you running together and finishing well! Now that application would preach sister!

Tea with Tiffany said...

Stopping by to thank you(very late) for praying for the gIRL retreat I attended :) I am so glad to know we were covered in prayer. What a blessing!