Hi! Welcome to Be Still and Run! I am so glad you have visited! I pray the Lord blesses you while you’re here and you find inspiration and encouragement to run the Christian life!
Though I feel God called me to running many years back, I first started about six years ago as of July 2021. It has been a love/hate relationship all the way through. I have always been a more active person and when I was little took soccer and basketball, swimming, gymnastics, ballet, and gym class at our homeschool group. I tried biking, walking, roller blading and roller skating… But I hated running! My sister tried to get me to run and I said no. My dad and I when I was really little ran a mile and quit. There had been multiple times I tried running, but because I was overweight it made me embarrassed.
Fast forward to six years ago…
when we were visiting a church. My dad got into a conversation with someone about running and was really inspired. He eventually decided he wanted us, as a family, to run a 5k. Being the kind of person where I like to do it all I was like, “If I’m running this, I’m running the whole thing.” So I started a couch to 5k program and followed it till mile two. After that I was like, “I’m going to run as far as I can next time.” And the rest is history.
I tell people I love running, but honestly I think I like to talk about it more. I’m in the process of coaching some ladies and training for my first full marathon. After joining a crazy challenge called “5K Mayhem” I was hungry for longer distances. I can’t wait to see what my future holds!
Be Still and Run got the name after doodling many options and spending time in prayer. I knew I wanted to combine spiritual and physical running, but I wanted it to be a cool name. Even though our focus here is to take everyone back to the basics of life, I wanted the name to sound good but also clearly state that something is different about us. The meaning behind the name is quite simple however. We are to Be Still in our hearts before the Lord, while running each and everyday of our lives to the fullest, that we may win the ultimate prize – Jesus Christ!
Hope you stick around!
Please read my disclaimer, as I want you to remember that this is only ideas here and not to be ever taken or placed over the sage advice of a doctor, physician, or the like.