Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Prayer for my 50 mile race
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!!!