November 21, 2014

Run For God

I ran another - yes, another - great 5K this past Saturday night.  It was a free - yes, I said free! - race sponsored by Run For God.

Hubby and I could not pass up a free race!  We registered and got my good friend and running buddy Jaimee to register as well.

Pre-run selfie!
It was a good race!  Although, I despise races where I have to loop three times to complete 5K - especially when there is a killer hill in the course, as this one had - I was pleased with my end result:

I was fifteenth out of fifty-two in my age group with a time of 34:50.

The race began and ended inside a high school gym - which was FABULOUS given it was really cold out.  Afterwards, a local church choir treated us to a song, and they showed an evangelistic video produced by Billy Graham. It was a wonderful way to end a race - with worship!

Run for God's mission statement reads, "Preparing people to be better witnesses for Christ... Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually."

I love that!  This is a group that focuses on aiding the entire believer and not just one aspect of his or her life. They sell devotionals - hubby got one - and they have a discipleship course which includes a couch to 5K program.  I could see Michael and I teaching something like this one day soon!

It's important to let God work on ALL of you - spiritually, mentally, AND physically.

We had a great evening!

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run; but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.  They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.  Therefore, I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.  No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize."
- 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Today's forget-me-not: Do not neglect your training! #runningmetaphor

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