After seeing my sister run ten miles around Washington, DC, I decided to give it a try. I began a program in December that takes you from the couch to 5k in 10 weeks. I'm no fan of running and I really like the couch, but as I slowly pushed myself to do this I can feel myself becoming stronger and healthier. I had my husband drop me off across town so I could run home; it was about three miles away and I did it; I ran the whole way home. I've reached my goal in about six weeks! Now I'm signed up to run a 5k in the Gasparilla Distance Classic. No, I didn't sign up for it myself; I was just happy to beat my training app, but my son encouraged me to run it with him. Now, at the end of February, my son, my two daughters, and I will be running together in a real race. Imagine that, a happy couch sitter running a race! We are all in a race toward Jesus. Don't wait, begin your training now; He is the prize waiting for us at the finished line!
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14