by Stacey Thureen | @StaceyThureen
It’s that time of year when the days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and that surge of energy runs through my veins to do the inevitable. (And I’m not talking about spring cleaning.)
After participating in my first virtual 10K, the stop watch has been set to do something I really didn’t consider until…well…after enduring almost 13 hours of the monumental mommy marathon on Labor Day.
If God could help me recover from thyroid surgery two years ago, then stabilize my thyroid hormones within the first seven months post thyroid surgery, then give me the strength to get through nine (really 10) months of pregnancy, then labor and delivery, and several weeks of sleep deprivation, somehow I could train to…gasp…run 13.1 miles.
To help me along this journey I’ve been reading The Runner’s Devotional. I recently took my first stab at the half marathon distance by participating in the 1st Annual Running Bloggers Virtual Race. Almost two hours of running, which resulted in blue lips and blisters, I registered for a local half marathon road race being held this September.
Through this training process, God continues to impress upon me that life is baby steps. (And that Baby Aquaphor works great on blisters!) We don’t get to see everything all at once. I might be able to map out the route I’d like to run before heading out the door, but on any given training day I really don’t know what’s in store.
What tools have you found to be most helpful when ‘training’ for something in your life? What are you currently taking baby steps towards? How are you developing a pace with God?
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