I finished in 4:17:31....not exactly what I was aiming for....
I hoped to finish in 4:00. I was running my training runs right at 9:00 per mile, so I thought, 'sure, no problem'. I've put in the miles...I can do this thing....Right? WRONG!
HA! I have to laugh on this side of the race at my niavity.
I was so unprepared for what laid before me...I had absolutely no idea how difficult this race would be...how very hard those last six miles would be....
It was brutal. It was excruciating. All I can say is that God's grace pulled me through it.
I have friends who have ran this race and withstood those last six miles to finish strong and within their desired time. My admiration and amazement of them went up ten notches on Sunday. They are my heroes :)
This has been the biggest learning experience of my life. I hope to write about it over the next couple of days.... Whatever 'race' you are in this week, may you find strength through the Lord to endure and experience God's grace like never before!
"However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me--the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace"