In this post, I wanted to take you on a little journey. For the past five months I have been training for a marathon. It has physically been a long journey but even more so mentally and emotionally.
This journey should have been complete a year ago. I was to run a marathon with two friends of mine. Right before we started training, I started to notice pain in my foot. This pain continued until I had to stop running. I didn’t run again until almost a year later.
During this time, our church showed this video at different times and It wasn’t so much what the video was about that touched me. Every Time I would watch it and the girl running in it, I would just cry. I wanted to be that girl running. It was a lost dream among other things that were difficult at the time.
Last spring, I started slowly running again and in my mind I started to dream again of doing this race. I moved along cautiously and sometimes when I was out running, I can’t explain it but I would just start to cry. I was so grateful to be able to do this thing that I had actually grown to love. I did not think I would ever say that about running. But there is something about when you lose a piece of you for awhile that helps you realize just how much it meant to you.
So now with the race about four weeks away, I am so grateful for the opportunity to do this and I realize I think this video was more about what was going on in my life than I thought. Through that year and that experience and others experiences, God has been causing me to come awake.