for the past few weeks now i have had this huge desire to run some sort of marathon. not that big 26.2 mile one but something. i have this need for a goal that i can meet. something outside of what i do every day.
this past weekend i was at a women's retreat with ladies from church and it was refreshing and wonderful. but one thing i felt like God kept whispering to me was that i needed to run. i felt like it was something he was giving me that i could wrap my hands and brain around. it is simple unlike that chaos that currently consumes my life. it is an opportunity for me to spend alone time with my amazing creator. it is also a reminder that my relationship with Christ takes discipline and perseverance. it needs to go deeper and i need to run with endurance.
i've made my goal a half marathon at the end of april. i ran my first mile yesterday and plan to run 4x a week. my hope is by putting this on my blog i can hold myself accountable. my amazing husband has agreed to train with me and there is a possibility of a friend joining in as well. i'm pumped and ready for this fun/ridiculous challenge. i've never done anything like this before and have never put my body through something quite like this before. praying that God will get the glory and i will gain a deeper understanding of who he is and who he has created me to be. 26 weeks to go.