Why in the WORLD would I want to run 10 miles?
Well, I don't. Not in the least bit.
like to run. I like to jog. I like to walk and mosey. But, I don't
really desire to do all of that for 10 miles. That's why God invented an
assorted amount of vehicles for us to choose from. Right? Right....
So, why am I doing this? And why so publicly?
Well, let's go with the second one first.
When you make things public, there is a certain amount of
accountability that comes with that. I am usually cautious about sharing
big things with so many people, but I feel like this is something God
is pushing me towards. So, I want my community (near and far) to support
me, cheer me on and most importantly, make sure I am following through!
So, the second reason ties into the first. God has had His finger on
two areas since I moved back to Lynchburg. Sorting out my food issues is
one of those things. Because of weight gain in the past few years, I
have just not been able to be as active as I have in the past. I noticed
that I was moving slower during softball, my knees would hurt more than
usual, and I have also been tired more. Exercise can help that, but
where is God in simple exercise? I want to trust Him. I want to know
that He is pushing me, pulling me, leading me by the hand through it. In
order to do that, I want to do something I could NEVER do without God.
Enter the Virginia Ten Miler.
what I've heard/read/seen, this is NOT an easy course. Lynchburg, VA is
the "City of Seven Hills." It's not flat ol' Ohio. It is a loop course,
with the beginning downhill and the end... wait for it... uphill. Oh,
and it's 10 miles. Not a 10k. Ten Miles. That's seven more miles than
I've run consecutively in my whole life.
But God has this.