10.26.2007

I Want to Run Like These Girls

Did you know that there have been some amazing accomplishments recently by some amazing ladies? Let me tell you about them. Several months ago these ladies made a decision. Some shared their decision right away and some did not...either way it is still amazing!

Even though they did not consider themselves to be runners, they still made a choice to do something that changed their lives drastically.


You see each of these ladies recently completed her first marathon. That's right, 26.2 glorious, life-changing miles. Outstanding! When I read their stories I cheered for them and got a little teary too. Take a moment, grab your favorite beverage and enjoy their experience. Kristi, Jen, Anne and Chloe are all at different stages in their lives but they share in a common experience and a common title.

Isaiah 40:31

They are marathon runners.

Runners come in all shapes and sizes. Some are fast, some are slow and some are in between. You know what? It doesn't matter. The decision and the accomplishment are what matters. Even if you have never considered yourself to be a runner or even very athletic (believe me I've felt that way) give yourself room in your brain to change your self given stereotype. Like Kristi says, S-T-R-E-T-C-H yourself and see what you can accomplish.

You can do it, girlfriend!

9 comments:

  1. you rock, holly. :) thanks! i cannot wait to see you finish your marathon! just a few more months!!

    i saw that scripture a lot in the marathon i ran and it was comforting. i thought about it over and over. it's a good reminder for this weekend!

    seeing kristi, anne, chloe and you all training has been the biggest boost and source of inspiration. i don't know that i would have actually followed through had i not seen others doing the same things (i'm a sucker for peer pressure!). thanks for the courage!

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  2. That is so awesome. I have a real respect for people who can take on a marathon. I love to run but in smaller distances. My passion- sprint distance triathlons. I would love to convince you to do one too!

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  3. We recently had the St. George marathon here and I was very impressed by those who ran. I have never really desired to run one but I do LOVE and enjoy road biking. Can we still be friends??

    btw, thanks for stoping by my blog!

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  4. Hi!
    Your blog makes me want to go running!!
    BTW got here from Michelle.

    Tami

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  5. Congratulatiuons all around. I'm jealous and inspired and guilty and impressed and and and ...:)

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  6. I know I don't leave comments all the time, but I do read every post. Anyway, today was one of those days I needed to be reminded of what I have recently accomplished, so thanks. I love how God knows what we need and find ways of taking care of us (even through a virtual stranger and a blog).

    One of these days, we're going to have to all plan on running the same marathon! Wouldn't that be fabulous!

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  7. you said it sister! we all have such amazing potential inside of us, we just have to be brave enough to let it out! and we always have to remember--it doesn't matter how fast we finish, 'cause we're all out there covering the same distance. it's accomplishment enough that, first, you tried, and second, that you finished! and you are going to finish!!

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  8. Thanks for the shout out!! I echo what Chloe said. I've been discouraged lately with my inability to run, so it's nice to be reminded of what I was able to accomplish, to see what I'm capable of despite this temporary roadblock. Oh, and we should all DEFINITELY meet for a race one of these days, wouldn't that be awesome?!

    Best of luck with your training!

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  9. It is so inspiring to see other women (especially moms!) discovering the power of running! Makes me wish I had gotten up a few minutes earlier so I could squeeze in a run before I started the laundry, got out the bucket & mop, changed the sheets . . . but after reading your blog, I think I just might work extra hard to get in a run at naptime today. Thanks for the push!

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