Have you ever set yourself up to accomplish a goal or task and half way through wondered why you’re doing it?
That’s what I’ve been thinking for the last few days – Why am I training to run 26.2 miles??
People have said it doesn’t matter what your “why” is, you just need to have one so that when you ask yourself down the road “Why am I doing this?” you can remind yourself.
For me, I am running this marathon because I feel called by God to do so. I cannot come up with any other reason. And to be honest if God had not called me to be a runner I would probably not be a runner at all. I had said for years that I would never run a marathon, yet I catch myself during long runs contemplating being an ultra runner.
But why? I have no reason other than for this season of my life this is what God has put in my heart to do and I purpose by His strength to run this race that He has set before me.
Can anyone relate??
When I posted this on social media I received the following comment:
I want to encourage you that right now you may not have an in depth reason for why you do something. But you will, trust the process and enjoy it. Rest in Jesus’ arms and take each day at a time. I’ve learned in other areas that the final reward is so worth the hard effort we put in. Keep going, one step at a time!
I coach female runners in their life, health, and fitness journey to transform them into joyful stress-free athletes who are consistently creating an intimate relationship with Christ.
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