Monthly Archives: January 2012
10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
Blessings have been come in more ways than one these days. Yesterday I received my official entry form for Boston. The Golden Ticket!!! Now, to fill it out and send it in ASAP! How exciting, this is really happening. God is so good. I know you have seen me write this over and over again. But, I can’t stop saying it. For His glory this is all happening. He is the one that planned it out in the first place, right?
He is pouring blessings as I sit here. Since my last post, I have had people share with me there ideas regarding fundraising. I have NO doubt this is going to happen and happen big. The one thing I want to shout is HE IS THE REASON!
As I have said in the past, I could not do this alone. God has blessed me with an amazing family, incredible friends and new lifelong friends throughout this process. Thank you Lord!
Status Report: Today, joy came back to join me on my run. We had a wonderful, yet chilly 4.6 mile jog. I soooo needed it. The last two runs this week have been struggles for me. I hate that! But, as in life this journey has it ups and downs too. What keeps me going? He does! What else? Knowing you all are out there supporting me and praying for me. What else? Knowing my ladies that I train are kicking tail when they workout. What else? That Rick and Dick Hoyt will be running their 30th Boston at the ages of 71 and 50. Yes, I can!!! And remember, Yes, You Can!
The Lord revealed Himself, as He usually does, during my hard runs this week. Of course, it was during today’s good run it all hit me. Yesterday, I had several doctors appointments. (Sidenote: One was for my foot….all is coming along nicely. Still sore at times…but slowly getting used to orthotics. Today was first full day of comfort. Praise the Lord! ) The last doctor appointment was scheduled for 2:30. I was having a routine cholesterol check. For those of you who have had this done, you know you have to fast for 12 hours. Well, I had been fasting since 6:30pm the previous evening. To say I was hungry was an understatement! I finally was able to eat at 4:30. I had the best banana I have ever, ever eaten!!! Of course, it didn’t stop there…but boy, that banana was good.
Back to the point, as we ran today it dawned on my why yesterday was so hard, I didn’t have the proper nourishment. My body was not properly fueled for my workout. I finished my workout…but it was hard. How many times do we go through the day and think, “I am having a hard time today! This is not my day!” Then we think back and remember we didn’t have our nourishment with the Lord. Spiritual nourishment is vital to make it through the good days and the bad. I know my bad days are much harder when I unintentionally fast from His word. How about you?
Prayer requests: We are having a planning meeting tomorrow for the Team Hoyt 5k the Bayside group is helping get together. Please pray we meet God where He is and we are obedient to His direction. I am VERY excited about this incredible opportunity to praise the Lord and share how He is truly blessing this incredible journey…because it is His and it is God-given.
Pennies for People…People with disabilities! I am starting this campaign at my school next week. Pray the kids are touched by Rick and Dick Hoyt’s story and are moved to help others who are unable to help themselves. Do you have extra pennies?? www.crowdrise.com/trishnewsom
Butter Braid Campaign – Again pray we touch other’s lives through their tummies. I can’t wait to try them!
Praises: My foot! My running joy! And…Everything is coming together. The Lord is showing up. He is truly an awesome God!
Thank you for joining me on this God-given journey to Boston!
Running truly blessed! Trish
Would you like to donate to Team Hoyt? www.crowdrise.com/trishnewsom
Yes, You Can! – Yes, I Can!
Yesterday I called my mom just to chat. Mom and I have a great relationship…I am blessed to have had her as a great mom growing up (and now) as well as have her as a best friend. I love you, Mom! Her advice and insight into life has helped me get to where I am now. (Dad’s too!) But, mom and I are a lot alike in many ways. She ran, I watched and I followed. She and I both worry a bit at times. We are also both great at getting things done and getting them done right… problem is sometimes we procrastinate. (In my opinion that is what makes us so good!) This all leads to yesterday’s conversation. We were talking about my fund-raising efforts. $5000 is a lot of money. We both know that. As always, mom continually encourages me to do my best. (Side-note: I am going to Boston because of the work ethic instilled in me by my parents. My determination and my drive are all part of my make up because I have seen it and lived it with them.) Back to the conversation, mom asked how I was going to raise the remaining 75% by April 15. I told her I had a plan. I had ideas. We would do it. God opened this door and He will get me there as long as I do my part.
Here is the first step…writing down the plan! As they say…writing things down makes things happen. It makes things come to life. It makes the invisible, visible! As stated by Giovanni Livera : “It’s the little things that you do in the middle of the day that go a long way.” Including committing your goals to paper. And that’s how writing leads to success.
Plan of Success – $5000 – really only $3750 to go…
25% by January 1 – done
50% by February 1
75% by March 1
100% by April 1 or sooner -
100%+ by April 15
April 16 – run Boston fulfilling fund-raising goal of $5000
How will I reach these goals?
1. 5k run with Bayside Baptist Run For God group – details coming soon
2. Chili luncheon at Dayton City School
3. Possible Pennies for the CAN – Yes, You Can! drive – collecting pennies in school for Team Hoyt
4. Restaurant fundraiser
6. Treadmill run
7. Ask for input, ideas and help from friends and family!!!!!!!!
Feel free to share this website with anyone and everyone…Team Hoyt needs your support…as do I! www.crowdrise.com/trishnewsom
These are all just ideas…some more developed than others. This is a start and I will work on each one, one step at a time…It is a marathon not a sprint. )
So, thanks to my MOM for helping me get to the point of writing it down. Step one – DONE!
Step two – BELIEVE I CAN DO IT! Here is a copy of a blog I read today that helps me here and in life…this is so good because it references on of my all time favorite children’s books….The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
“The very little engine looked up and saw the tears in the dolls’ eyes. And she thought of the good little boys and girls on the other side of the mountain who would not have any toys or good food unless she helped. Then she said, ’I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.’” The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Some days, it doesn’t matter how strong you are, how many miles you’ve run in training or how many yoga classes you’ve been to. Some days a workout, a race or a goal is completed not because of your physical training but because you believe in yourself. As Vince Lombardi put it, “Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. Sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.”
During my time in graduate school I studied the idea of self-confidence. I found that while it is simple enough to be captured in a 37-page children’s book (that includes illustrations), it is also powerful enough to have filled thousands of pages of scientific journals.
Below are 3 tips on how you can capture the power of believing in yourself.
1. Positive Self-Talk
You know that point in a workout or race when you feel like you just can’t run any further? Start telling yourself that you can do it. This not only helps block that negative little voice that tells you to quit, but if you repeat it enough times chances are you’ll start believe it. Just like the little engine that could, this will help you run to the beat of, “I think I can, I think I can.”
2. Remind Yourself of Why You Can Achieve Your Goal
When self-doubt begins to sneak in start reminding yourself of all the reasons why you can achieve your goal. For example, if you’re running the Boston Marathon for the first time and nervous about running heartbreak hill, remind yourself that you qualified for this, you’ve run “x” many miles in preparation and you are ready!
3. Apply it to More Than Running
Self-confidence is powerful, so don’t just apply it running! Believe that you can achieve your goals and you will be more likely to actually achieve them. So, the next time you are faced with a mountain to climb take a note from the little engine and tell yourself, “I think I can. I think I can.”
Step three – DO IT!
So, to end this YES, I CAN do it blog…please feel free to make suggestions if you have any ideas at all! I am not worried like I used to be because I know I am here because God brought me here. The fund-raising is part of the process. Part of the trusting…kind of like Daniel in the lion’s den. God didn’t throw me in this to be defeated…He threw me in to allow me to trust and to let HIM show up and provide!
Daniel 6. 10-23
10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. 11 Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help. 12 So they went to the king and spoke to him about his royal decree: “Did you not publish a decree that during the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or human being except to you, Your Majesty, would be thrown into the lions’ den?” The king answered, “The decree stands—in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.” 13 Then they said to the king, “Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, Your Majesty, or to the decree you put in writing. He still prays three times a day.” 14When the king heard this, he was greatly distressed; he was determined to rescue Daniel and made every effort until sundown to save him. 15 Then the men went as a group to King Darius and said to him, “Remember, Your Majesty, that according to the law of the Medes and Persians no decree or edict that the king issues can be changed.” 16 So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!” 17 A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed.18 Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night without eating and without any entertainment being brought to him. And he could not sleep. 19 At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. 20 When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?” 21 Daniel answered, “May the king live forever! 22 My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.” 23 The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.
I look forward to Him showing up and showing off! Praise be to God!