"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

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Season for Everything.

"When exhaustion gets tired.
When agony doubles over pain.
When defeat waves a white flag....
I will still be out here RUNNING." -unknown
This morning I met "Paula" for a 14 mile run. Today was her long run and I need to be maintaining about 50-75 miles a week for my BIG race in September.
I am still feeling very beat up from camp.
Getting up at 6am to run with "Paula" did not come easy. But then running 14 miles on beat up legs and lack of sleep did not come any easier. I loved that "Paula" lead the conversation and set the pace. I just followed her steps with ears to listen and legs to run.
Andy was asking me who I was running with and when I told him "Paula" he responded "Wow Nita, you haven't ran alone hardly at all."
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--Ecc 3:1
As "Paula" said on our run this morning. "This is a NEW Season."
Yes it is. This is a season I will be running more that I have ever ran. But God has equipped me with great companionship to run alongside me.
I will be running for endurance more that speed.
I am going to have to be disciplined to slow down and be patient.
I am going to need to run on more dirt roads and trails.
This season of running is going to be so much more different.
But I do believe God has given me this passion to run. He has placed goals within me. I have prayed over these goals. I am not going to lie. Running 50 miles in September is frightening. But I know God is my ultimate Coach. He will protect me, He will guide me. He will heal me. He will provide me with the strength and stamina I am going to need. There is no doubt that the next 12 weeks I am going to be sorer than I have ever been, this is going to hurt so bad, But I KNOW He will be my Rock. I CAN NOT do this with out Him.
The Rundown:
Distance: 14.62
Pace: 9:16
Today was my youngest sons birthday. Alec turned 11 today. It is very sad. Alec starts crying every time you bring up how big he is getting. He can not even look at pictures of when he was a baby without getting all teared up.  He does NOT want to get big. He has been like this for a couple years now. He can not wrap his head around growing up. He wants to be a kid forever. He wants to sleep in mom and dads bed, play video games, eat junk food and cuddle forever. And honestly there are days I want the same thing.


  1. One of my kids was like that. Did not want to grow up - but she eventually accepted it. I think that is just too sweet. Makes you feel like you must be giving your child a great childhood!

    1. Flaming June I just love how you put that about giving Alec a great childhood. I have never thought of it that way. Your words bring great comfort to me. I think even your words will help me talk with him about his sadness a bit too. I just love your take on it. I never thought of it like that!