|Monument Mountain, Great Barrington, MA|
|Here's a picture of the medal he got!!! He texted this to my hubby last night. I bet he didn't know I'd put it up on my blog. Go Marty! Super super proud of you!!!!|
|Some of the disabled runners had special bikes designed just for them.|
|The lady in the middle here is a blind runner.|
I am not disabled. I am well. I am healthy. Sure, I have a sore back. Yes, I'm dealing with this and it sucks to go through this. But I will get through it. I will recover, this is not permanent.
While I didn't run, I did walk as fast as I could and I was keeping a really good pace. Just about 14 - 15 minutes per mile. My normal walking pace is about 18 - 20 minutes per mile, so I was pushing it. In fact, I was at the front of all the walkers. Not trying to compete with anyone, just myself, I took advantage of the beautiful day and I totally turned my self-pity upside down.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
I'm not entirely sure why I ever even started running. I have a bum knee and the doctor told me, "No running!" years ago. In fact, he lectured me sternly about it. But last summer I just sort of started doing it.
|A post-run selfie last December|
The lady on the right was such an inspiration. She just kept at it, never giving up. Towards the end there was a pretty decent sized hill and she went up that hill as fast as she could. The last 1/2 mile, her friend came out and ran the last trek with her, cheering her on.
Okay, so I have a sore back. And it's no joke. When tying your shoes is a big deal, you treasure every little accomplishment. So, it's time to stop feeling sorry for myself. Today is the day.
|More pics from our hike. Joey, Leia and Sam|
Treasure the little things. You are blessed.
O praise the name of the Lord our God
O praise His name forevermore
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord Oh Lord Our God
Questions for you: (answer in the comment section below)
Are you a runner? How do you deal with injuries when you are training? What's the worst injury you've had?
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