My life is much like any American Runner. I work, eat, take care of my three beautiful children, oh yeah and I train for Marathons. Where is there time to really have a great Blog. Monday Morning Run, yep that is what I called it and why you ask? Well, to be honest it was thrown to me and it really stuck. You see the Monday morning run is either really loved or really hated. For me I love it in the Winter and I hate it in the Summer. Honestly I despise Summer running at any time of day. Florida is just plain hot, humid, and miserable at times for running.
Time? Yes that is a question. When, when, when? Ultra
Marathon? Marathon? Trail Marathon? Marathon Marathon? All of these require miles and miles of training. Miles and Miles of training require many hours of running, many hours of nutrition preparation, hours of gear research, and then there is the never ending saga of what shoe for which race. Which will be the lightest and help me perform the best? Which will hold up under the elements? Which will be best for my feet and not cause blisters and hot spots? See all of these questions go back to TIME. There just is not enough TIME in a day to do what needs to be done. The answer you ask? Well most of us have to pick and choose and prioritize these matters. No they won’t get sorted out in one day, one week, or even a month, but some how each and every one of us figure it out and make it all work.My Answer? I trust in God and give it all to him. He never fails me, he always makes it happen, and he always carries me through. Through my training, through my diet plan, through my marathons, He gets my through. Bet you didn’t see that twist coming did ya?
As I sat preparing to write my blog for today I just felt the need to share from who and where I get my strength to push ahead and achieve all that I have achieved. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is my answer. When life seems too busy, and there is never enough time, simple prayer can pull you through. Stop Drop and Pray I Say! I can honestly say that in every race, every marathon, and every tough situation in my life, God has brought me to it and he has brought me through it. So today I urge you to turn to him for strength and the ability to succeed in everything you wish to accomplish. Whether it be to walk for 10 minutes or run an Ultra Marathon. You can do all things through Christ.
I have a new tradition that will be born at a race I manage for the 4th of July. Every shirt that we print will reflect a simple verse. ISAIAH 40:31
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall RUN, and not be weary, and they shall walk , and not faint.
This verse is a constant reminder in my mind that I have the strength in him to achieve all things.