Monday, December 6, 2010

Couch to 5K: Update

Here's the update: I FINISHED the 5k Turkey Trot! (With the help of a Couch to 5k App and my friend Hiliary.)

This is a big accomplishment for a mommy of five! I did aerobics after baby #4, but due to time and money running has been a great option for exercise. (Note: you will definitely NOT seeing me running half marathon like many of my friends! But props to all you ladies!)  Running is a very spiritual process for many, myself included. Even today when I went running, I have to tell myself to keep going (out loud!) and not give up. Makes me think of pregnancy too! Spiritually though, there are times I want to quit and just be in heaven with my Savior. The New Living Translation quotes Phil 3:13,  "I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us."

So what is next? Signing up for a race can be a push/encouragement to keep me running. I am thinking about doing the Capital Mile and the Willamette Mission Trail Challenge 5K with my hubby. He has been already training himself.. Go Sean!

So if your are not a runner physically: Recently I found a blog called Keep Running.. its a great one to add to your list for Godly encouragement!

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness 
is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, 
and of that which is to come. 1 Tim 4:8

giving it all I had left.

my babies and I 
Dad getting ready to run the 1K with the kids (photo by Lydia Joy)
Elijah got 3rd place! Way to go!!


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