April 21, 2011 · 10:18 am
Years ago, I was on Wheel of Fortune. It was on that show that I said I wanted to qualify for the Boston one day. I never believed it would or could be a reality. I was also on there to solve my money woes. I was working 3 jobs at the time and barely making ends meet. I just knew I would win and win big. Well, I was wrong. I lost and lost big. So, those hopes were dashed! That did not become a reality and I didn’t think the Boston would either.
But, God had other plans. He used that day to show me that I was trying to fix my money problems the world’s way and not my own. He spoke to me through a sermon the day after WoF and showed me I needed His financial freedom…not my own. At that point I started a new journey financially…one to please Him. I can finally say, as of April 20, 2011 I am credit card debt free. Wow!!! He helped me get here…provided extra jobs, extra desire, hard work and it all paid off literally.
Why am I saying this here on my road to Boston? B/c on that day, I tried the world’s way and it didn’t work..but God’s did. So, as I train for the Boston I am going to do the same. He is my ultimate coach. He will give me strength to run when I don’t have it. I will worship as I run and please Him.
This journey will be different. I now believe I can do it. Romans 8.28 -ALL things work together for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. He called me to live right financially and I am finally there. He has called me to run and run for Him…I am there!
Off to Boston I go.
This week’s training has been good. The 30 minute runs easy. The hour run not so much. I was tired and ready to be done in 20…but I persevered and made it through. Yay! Thank you Lord. 30 today and off tomorrow…I can handle that. 90 minutes on Saturday after the miracle mile. One week almost down…wow!!! 2 weeks from mini…feeling good.
April 19, 2011 · 1:55 am
Today was the 2011 Boston Marathon. It was a historical one. The fastest marathon was run in an unbelievable time of 2 hours 3 minutes and 2 seconds. Wow!! While they were sprinting I was jogging my first training run. Yay! I feel good. I can and will do this. God willing I will qualify and run one year from now in 2012! How awesome for me to start on this day! God knew what He was doing! I need the extra encouragement. Ryan Hall came in 4th and praised the Lord!!! I will run for Him every step of the way!!
April 15, 2011 · 12:19 am
I now have my schedule! It is exciting to have it in my hands. No excuses now! After my Run for God 5k this weekend…I will officially start! Praying this weekend goes well for my ladies. It is going to be a great journey for all of us. Then I will start my individual journey with God…He will lead me every step of the way! Get ready, get set, go….
Philippians 4:13…I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!
April 13, 2011 · 2:15 am
After the first attempt to register for the June 5 Rock ‘n Roll San Diego marathon was unsuccessful…b/c it was SOLD OUT, I was finally able to register with a special pass. I am now officially entered. I will take the next 8 weeks to train and train seriously to reach my goal of 3 hours and 50 minutes. That is the magic time for a women my age. I can do! I will do it! The Lord is my strength.
This all started about 10 years ago when I stated on Wheel of Fortune that one day I wanted to qualify…at that time in my life it would have never happened. Over the past year, the Lord has helped me develop my running talent…so now, it is possible with HIM.
Join me on this journey…I am excited, scared, nervous, etc. But with HIM it is possible!!!
Hebrews 12:1 – I will run with perseverance the race marked out for me!!!