I would like to say first that without God’s help, this blog would not be possible. Nor would the blog posts it contains. He has been my guide and encouragement through the whole process.

Hi! My name is Allison Dougherty. I work on my family’s farm during most of the warm months and enjoy many things on the side. But what brings me the most joy in life is my Lord Jesus Christ, Running and Writing. For many years I studied the horse industry and through different circumstances, felt the Lord lead me away from that and towards what He has called me to do. I have written for as long as I can remember and have fallen in love with running over the past four years. 

This blog was inspired by all God has taught me and is teaching me through my running! I praise God for all He has done! May you be inspired as you read my posts to take the Lord into whatever He has called you to accomplish! Remember He says to walk humbly WITH Him. Not for Him. Not against Him. But with Him!

In May of 2019 I completed a challenge called “5k a day in the month of May” and not only was I stretched and strengthened physically, but also mentally and spiritually. Next year I hope to have a 31 day devotional for girls available called “Charity’s Running Challenge,” which I am very excited about!

Before I turned ten my dad and I used to run, but when we made it to a mile we didn’t ever go any further with it. About four years ago I started playing around with it again. We visited a new church and a lot of the youth ran 5ks. My dad decided he’d sign us up for a family 5k. So with my competitive spirit, I wanted to run the entire 3.1 miles straight, so I began training and I haven’t stopped since then. We never did run the “family 5k” but God worked out two amazing testimonies of His love and care for me with two other 5Ks over the last three years, (of which I hope to post about some time).  So far it’s a tradition to only run one every fall. 

I’m also playing around with a vlog to correspond with my blog posts. I’m not as excited about that, since I’m not really an upfront stage kinda gal. I’d much rather work in the background, like serving tables and washing dishes. Actually I enjoy watching my own videos as long as no ones around. 😁 I hate being the center of attention. 

So as a background to why I run and so forth I hope this sets the stage for all my upcoming posts. Enjoy!  May God use them for His glory!

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