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Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Intersts of Others.

Philippians 2:4
"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others."
I pulled into Indian Springs alone, in hopes of getting a couple miles in before the others arrived. This was going to be a long run for Heidi and I, only I asked if I could invite some others. I was stoked to see that I had a few more runners decided to come join us on our long run.  
Today was supposed to be 17 miles for me. Training for Boston has me a few weeks ahead of those training for the  Bayshore Marathon at the end of May. Running with others really does add a little extra fuel to the run. 
I ran 2 miles alone. I then met the others for an additional 14 miles. Including myself, 6 of us met to run together. And the really great part was that we did not all know one another. It takes a lot of courage to come out to run with a group of people you do NOT know.
We all had each others interests. Each one of us ran at a different pace or we were training at a different distance and yet we came together united with the interest's of each other. We never left anyone behind. We chatted about one another's training. We slowed our pace down to stay close to one another or we turned around to encourage each other.
For a long run in the snow, it was a great run. Being cold and snowy didn't ruin this run because the company was so awesome!
It is a selfless feeling to think of others above ourselves. That is LOVE. I could have gone out there and ran my own plan. Ran solo. But it is far more fulfilling to run with the interests of others. To coast on their successes.

Miles: 16:60
Have you put the interests of others in your paths lately? Ask yourself who have you supported or encouraged despite what you are going through.
Must be a FOLLOWER.
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  1. How awesome! That is great to run with a group of runners especially ones you don't know and even better you all stuck together! Crazy amounts of snow in that photo! Carri~A Running bee

    1. Carri, We actually got snow that morning. When I woke up I just wanted to cry. I thought that people would start canceling because of the weather but they didn't!

  2. Ok so I have tried to comment about 4x today but it won't post! Anyhow it looks like you had a lot of fun! You are always putting others ahead of you. especially when you run with a slow poke like me lol! But it helps so much to make the miles go by when there is someone with you:-) women are very good at putting others ahead of themselves so we need to be careful to still set goals for ourselves individually or we lose who we are. That us the joy of running - you can go solo or with a group!!

    1. You are far from a slow Poke Danielle! Glad that I got this post. It was weird not having you out there to run with. Indian Springs is always our spot! That stupid hill was so cold. My nose started to burn it was all windy going up. UGH. I had to run it twice. Then I felt like a wuss because one of the runners said "Oh, this hill isn't bad..." ;/

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