Friday, April 3, 2009

The Nuss Marathon

Well Norris and I ran a half marathon today and it was tough. Norris did great and came in second place running at 1 hour 45 min.!!! He is so awesome! I never in my life thought I would be able to run a half marathon. I am not a runner but I really wanted to have a goal outside of singing and being a good Christian and trying to be a good wife! I thought running would be a fun hobby to take up! Well at first I did not like it at all but as I was training I really started to love running! I was told by many that running this marathon would be fun and a great experience. Well part of that is true! There were many times as I was running that I did NOT think it was fun! But I really do think it was an incredible experience! While you are running there is no one there but you! No one can make you continue except for you! There were many times I wanted to hop in a cab and have them just take me to the finish line but I made it! I ran the whole way and even got lost in the process!!!
When Norris and I first started training I did not think I would make it three miles! And today I ran 13.1!!! It was a long and difficult process at times! I got really frustrated when my knee started to bother me! I was not sure if I was going to make it and I was really nervous it would give out on me! But the Lord allowed me to make it through with no problems at all!!
While we were running I soon was in last place and as I was running I was reminded of a couple of verses:

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord the righteous judge will award to me on that day....
Hebrews 12:1 Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith...

It is great to know that it does not matter how you finish or what time you finish but if you have faith and keep your eye on the finish line you will be rewarded! I hope that as I live life I can keep my eye focused on that prize and the end of the race. I hope I can run a steady race and not get taken off the course but to stay focused on him!

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