I have never in my life ran more than one mile at a time, never by choice and always for a grade. I do not possess the lean, long legs of a runner like my brother and sister. (Geez, I hate them sometimes.) So, why oh why, would I be blogging about running?
Because running is hard.
And God tells me that I can do hard things.
Remember the post about my word for the year being adventure? Never, ever did I think running in a 5k was a suitable adventure. But God has a funny way of changing minds, hearts, situations, you name it, He can change it.
So, I've downloaded the Couch-to-5k app on my phone and three mornings a week, the alarm goes off at 5 am.
And I love it.
Okay, not the 5 am part so much or the fact that Hubby was shoving me out of bed this morning just so the alarm would stop. But I love the fact that my body is being pushed and challenged and going farther each week.
That's why I'm doing this. I want to show my kids that it's a good thing to push yourself in something new and foreign. I want to be adventurous. Wherever God leads me, I want to go.
Because He says I can do hard things. And I believe Him.