Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Prayer for my 50 mile race

I believe God gave me the ability to run as well as I do. I believe it was a gift. It is a gift that I have used well and have not wasted.

Every race has been a positive, life changing experience. Since marathon #1 in 2005, every mile put in during the grueling hours of training, every mile at the races, I have grown and learned something about myself. Running has taught me patience, it has taught me about hard work, self discipline, self respect and strength.

I do not know who I would be if I was not a runner. It is who I am. I am a runner.

At my first 50 mile race, I went into the prayer room at church 1 week before my race and asked for prayer. I asked that I would be successful and that I would be a positive example to others around me.

I was not able to do that for this 50 coming up on 7/30. So I will do it publicly.

"Dear Jesus, I humbly come before you and thank you for the gift that you have given me. I ask that you will give me strength during my 50 mile run. I ask for protection and for encouragement. I ask that your angels will be all over that course guiding me and I ask that I would finish the race. I ask the same thing for everyone else who is competing. In Jesus name, Amen"

Go Mt. Hood 50!!!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome prayer Jeannie. You are going to do so good in this race. You will find a new you afterwards. My first trail 50 was this race. Enjoy the every inch of the trail, every rock and root that tries to grab your feet, every view you miss because of those dang roots and rocks. The pain you will feel makes you more alive. You will be a better and stronger person after this. Non runner friends will not understand what you have done. But you will know...and that is what counts.

    See you at the finish line!