"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Inspired by GREATNESS

“Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.“ Psalm 145:3
They are calling for rain all week. You can bob and weave the rain but if you stick to your training program chances are you are getting wet!
Heidi and I set out to do 8 miles this morning. I am getting so excited for her. If you would have asked Heidi a year ago what her chances of doing a marathon would be she would say "No, not right now."  And in 2 weeks she will be completing her first marathon, The Chicago Marathon. This was my first marathon as well. This marathon is popular because it is flat and fast. And Heidi is going to conquer this Marathon with victory.
Heidi and I enjoying our "cool down " at Tim Hortons!

I see someone like Heidi and am always inspired by their  GREATNESS. The GREATNESS of running her first marathon. Greatness is watching anyone perform their first. You may think " GREATNESS" for running a race that does not produce anything for anyone. How can running create GREATNESS?

"To be great is to be misunderstood." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

HARD WORK is defined in GREATNESS.

When I see someone like "Heidi" running her first 26.2 miler, someone like "Katie" running her first  1/2 marathon or someone like "Sara" my high school friend running her first 5K or someone like  "Maria and Tiffany" working on couch to 5k program I am inspired by their GREATNESS.

My mother in law inspires me walking to get ready to complete her first 5k in 2 weeks. She is so disciplined in her diet and her exercise.
Ryan Hall inspires me by his walk with God. As an Olympian he manages to stay humble and modest giving Glory to God through every step.
Josh Cox another record holder inspires me as he was so helpful and encouraging when I met him at the Chicago Marathon. Josh and his wife do missionary work and he too gives glory to God. His encouraging posts on facebook.
Andy, my amazing husband inspires me with his strength and perseverance with his injury prone body.

There are many others that inspire me as well.
Gods' promises are always inspiring. He showers me with strength and healing. He encircles me with all these angels to promote his promises to me. Each person is a reminder of his promises.
I have his words and his songs but through people he has enriched me with  an illustration.
I have an angel to describe commitment, dedication, one to portray Godliness, integrity, and strength, I have someone in almost every facet  He has illuminated in my life to achieve GREATNESS.

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble” (Helen Keller)

Distance: 8:05
Pace: 8:47
Times: 1:110:47
Nutrition- Struggling with my weight. Everyone in my family is holding me accountable with my diet. So I am eating not only more, but I am eating when I am not hungry and I am eating things I might not normally eat!
Whole Wheat English muffin w/ ham and egg whites!


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