Sunday, May 22, 2011


One of my favorite things about running is hearing that I've had some sort of influence on another person. Health has become very important to me - my body is God's temple, so I want to care for it; I love my family so I want to be around as long as possible for them. To hear that I've impacted someone else's life is very humbling, first of all, because I "can do all things [running] through Christ who strengthens me." These miles are not my own! Each step is guided by God because I seriously do not have the strength [and sometimes ambition] to do them myself.

However, as great as it is to be asked for running advice or to be told by a friend that I'm inspiring, my biggest compliment was paid to me after my long run on Saturday. I ran by our house a total of 3 times before ending and I stopped briefly each time - to get sports drink, energy gels, and kisses (and use the potty once). Each time I stopped, Moose asked if he could go run. I told him when I was finished with my run, we could go on a run. So after my 13.2 God-lead miles, I ran a little longer - with my son. This is what I've wanted out of my running; for my sons to see that exercise is normal and fun!

So if I'm ever asked my favorite run ever again, it won't be a half marathon or even a really sunny day (which is true because I prefer cloudy), but my first run with my son. That is until both sons can run with me.


Jennifer Leigh said...

Awww that's so sweet! How long did your son last?

Our Country Road said...

Love it! What a great moment!!

Shell said...

What a fabulous example you are for your boys!

Rachel said...

Sww, that is sweet! What amazing way to spend time with him!

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