Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Hardest Thing I Have Ever Done (YET)
Well. I used to say that Daley was the hardest thing that I have ever done. Then, I found out I was wrong, it was actually Brian. Well, actually, I have discovered that both of them are not so bad, compared to my newest challenge. About 3 weeks ago, I decided that it is now or never. I am 40-something years old, and I have never been this out of shape, or this over-weight in my life. Add that to the idea that I have been completely in awe over "Team Hoyt", the dad who takes his disabled son with him to compete in marathons, and Iron Man competitions. So.....3 weeks ago, I began the "Couch Potato to 5K" program. Wow. It. Is. So. Hard.
But, I have made it to the 3rd week, which is quite an accomplishment for me. I borrowed a jogging stroller, so Daley can come with me. She squeals and giggles the whole time, and fusses when I slow down. Brittany, one of my newest daughters has been running with me. She has these LONG legs, and has a very athletic build. Let's just say that she humors me, by pretending to be tired and out of breath so I don't feel so pathetic. A few days ago, though, she brought a tear to my eye. And it wasn't from pain, either! I was struggling, and ready to quit. She began quoting Phil. 4:13 right at me!
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength"!!!!!
She caught me so off guard! This young lady, who 6 months ago was living in condemned trailer on the wrong side of E St. Louis, is now encouraging ME in God's Word! I am in awe of you Lord!
And......I will keep running.