Sunday, January 18, 2015
2015 Charleston Marathon Race Recap: And All This I Lay At The Cross OfJesus Christ
12 Mile Bike Ride To Start Of Race, Brunch & Back To Hotel Room
Charleston Marathon 26.2 Miles: 6:06:00
It was by chance I met these two beautiful ladies. They were so positive and I tried to adapt their attitude even though I felt shitty being sick and with a fever. I know the night before the race I could have waited till next year or sucked it up and drive on. I also knew this would not be a great time since I was fighting a cold, tooth pain, and disappointment in someone letting me down personally. So meeting these two inspiring ladies played an instrumental roll in even finishing the race. They both met in college on the row team. They kept in touch and although they live far away from each other they are like the Distant Runners meeting for races now and then throughout the year. Before I knew it after chatting it up mile 8 passed running around a 14:00 pace. They told me to go I could do it so I left the pack and pushed as hard as I could. For a while I thought I could hold a 9:30 pace, but it dwindled to a 12:00 min pace and so forth.
I did the best I could. And like in every marathon something spiritual happens. God said lay all this at my feet. So I kept repeating to myself "And all this I lay at the cross of Jesus Christ". So I took all of my cares to his feet left them there and jogged away.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
So all these things, the hurt, the rejection all this I lay at the Cross.
And the Marathon met its end for me. Thank you Lord I whispered. 11th marathon in my quest to run 50 marathons in 50 states.
I was able to somehow bike to Dellz Uptown to refuel and mentally prepare for the 5 mile bike ride back to the hotel room.
Gods Love Is There ...he says...
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.