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.
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