I am getting really excited and yes a bit nervous. I know that I can do just about anything I put my mind to with the Lord but the doubts keep creeping in. I seem to be much more comfortable than I was in the beginning of the summer with the fact that I run. I run far, not too fast, but not really slow either. I am excited that a friend of mine has started running too. I hope that my example was an inspriation to her.
My girls are running a mile Keebler fun run the day before my race and they picked up their numbers and tshirts this Saturday. How cute they will be. I think more than anything I am looking forward to running once it is all done, no pressure to go a certain distance. I know that I will want to start working on my time then.
I already know that I want to run a few 10k's this year to keep me focused. I have really been pleased with my discipline to get out there whether hot or cold and whether I feel like it or not. Despite encouragement from others to stay home and rest instead.
I guess after Sunday I will have a real conclusion to what the Lord has been showing me but for now I know that I am strong and disciplined, able and determined. Those certainly aren't traits to be ashamed of and I know that I can hang with the Lord in silence for quite awhile and not feel the least bit bored. He has really spoken to me and shown me things about myself good and bad that I am better off for knowing.
This accomplishment was timed so well by Him, turning 40 today and knowing that I am in good shape, finished reading the New Testament today and almost at my running goal. Self dicipline has always been something I have prayed for more of and I am seeing the fruit of those prayers.