Sunday, April 26, 2009

I was running.....

Well, here we are.  Sweaty and red faced.  I posted previously that I was in training for my first ever 5k, and although our time was not exactly stellar, it was pretty good for first timers.  We finished together at exactly 0:47:06. Keep in mind that my training never went past 2 miles and most of my training in the last 3 weeks had been railroaded. 
 I am sure that the temperature was the highest we have experienced so far this year.  We were told to expect the 80's, but out on that pavement, it surely felt like the 90's.  The course was a nice, relatively flat course, not many slopes.  At mile 2 and 3 there were large signs marking our progress and from the 3rd mile marker, you could see the finish line!!  I was ever so happy to see marker #2 and even more overjoyed when I could see the finish line in the distance!!

My friend Kelly made the run more worthwhile, and frankly If she had not been there I probably would have just walked the whole last mile.  If I had run the race alone with just me and my ipod, I am confident that the end result would have been different.  There is spiritual significance here. 
 Although, we have divinely been given a race to run, there always is and was someone else who is running a similar race.  There will always be someone else who "understands" your circumstance.    There is a reason that scripture supports fellowship, both fellowship with other believers and with Christ.  During the 5k, there was certainly some pain, but there was more importantly sweet fellowship and was a good run.

Please be watching for a post from Kelly.  She has a great blog with lots of insight and some funny stories.   You can find her on my sidebar at 'Where's the Beef?'.


  1. Congratulations on your first 5k. I am so proud of you both. I wish I could have been there with you guys. Maybe next time! Congrats anyway!

  2. Hi. First of all, doing the 5K is awesome...regardless of time, and I'm sure my time would have been MUCH longer.

    Also, accountability is definitely the key. I get twice as much done when I am being held accountable.

    Last of all, you would pay, eh? Cool. You can even pay now if you want to. I would gladly set up an account. (JK) lol


  3. P.S. I am SO far behind on reading my blog friends posts.....guess I'm kind of doing a 5K blog reading marathon.

  4. I am so proud of you! And fellowship and accountability do go a long way in helping us reach our goals in this race of life... I never would have run my 1st 5K if my sweet friend Jennifer had not run with me. She does marathons and triathlons, but ran with me at my pace just for support - what a blessing good friends are!

    Blessings, your fellow alien :)

  5. CONGRATS!!! Way to go on finishing. Thank God for friends, family, and other believers who keep us on the "race" of life:)

    Blessings!!! Heaven

  6. Yeah!!! I am so proud of you! I admire you for taking the challenge and seeing it through!
    Your posts encourage me!

  7. YEA for you, Meredith! I just am not a runner.. I've tried and it's not in me. Walking.. I walk all the time, but just can't get into the running. Way to go, girl!

  8. Congrats on your first 5K! I'm a runner, but not a big fast one. I ran my first half marathon last November, and I hope to run another half this fall. We run lots of 5Ks in our area, and I've run a couple of 10Ks. it ALWAYS helps to have a running mate. My hubby is a much better runner than I, but he ran with me during my first half, and I wouldn't have ever made it without him! Great story!!!!