Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My run

I get there early. If you know ANYthing about me, you know that I am anxious. I didn't sleep all that well afraid I would not hear the alarm. I got up put on my new running clothes (which BTW really do make a big difference!) and off I went to the Detroit Zoo! My first run! 10K, while I was there I started thinking 'why didn't I just do a 5K?' but I remembered that in about a month I'm doing the half marathon and a 5K is a piece of broccoli now (you should not use cake as an example when running lol). 3 miles is what I do when I just want to do a 'quick run'.

The 5K started before the 10K, so all the late 5K people got to cut in front of the 10K which was making me crazy, all I wanted to do was get my number. I was nervous and I just wanted my number, thinking to myself 'plan ahead people, did you now know when the race started?' but eventually I got my number, and my friend walked up at the same time! How great is that, all those people and there she was! Eliz is her name.

So we did all our stuff to prepare (meaning dropped off our shirts and pottied) and headed for the starting line. We were towards the back, and pretty much everyone passed us, but I didn't care. Ok I cared but its about me and God not everyone else. So we were close to last, I think there was 2 or 3 people behind us. Goal always is to bring Glory to God and so worrying about everyone else does not do that. And so we ran and ran. At about mile 5 there was my friend Rita who volunteers at the zoo! I screamed 'RITA!!!!' I was so happy to see her. THAT my friends is how God loves me, I was tired but seeing Rita just boosted my energy! So... we finished! Phyllis was at the end, she took a picture (though far away) of me crossing the finish line.

It was pretty sweet! I am so glad I did it, nervous and all, thankful for the people who encouraged me all along, and in texts this morning!

Eleanor Roosevelt said 'do one thing everyday that scares you'. Well, I was scared but I did it! I feel like everyday I am growing and making positive choices I am becoming who God intends for me to be.

Hopefully I will have pics soon! Lovetoyou!

1 Cor 9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

1 comment:

Trish said...

You get the prize Miss Margie...congratulations sister!