“Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51:12
I am sorry for putting a hold on my blog. Mainly because I am constantly working and studying. Since I have a little break and done with my research paper. I thought I might as well post a blog. I recently ran this weekend at USATF regionals, a cross-country race which I am not a big fan of. To be ultimately honest, running cross-country at a hilly dirt course isn’t something I look forward too or gets me up in the morning. After running at USATF regionals, I came to the conclusion that I am not happy racing cross- country instead I would much rather race the longer distances . I found my drive last year when I prepared for 10k, half marathons, and a marathon race. It made me feel alive, confident, and as a whole wanting to be better than who I was yesterday. I use to love running cross- country but I know inside of me that isn’t my purpose or drive. My drive is to someday qualify to the Olympic Trails for either the half marathon or marathon. I am eager to learn how I can overcome and decrease my times in these incredible events. I spoke to my coach/ boyfriend about how I felt and we agreed that it is time to put in work to train for road races and half marathons. I like to think that my running has purpose. The good and bad performances, workouts, and training days are learning lessons.
I am in a season in trusting my instincts and knowing that all I encounter around me is a learning lesson.
Yes, I said it…. Half marathon training. I am officially training for a half marathon on December 11, at Santa of the Sea. During this season, I know there will be obstacles leading to the race. Late night sessions of school work and being tired some days. I am not superhuman but I know with faith and God’s love, I can accomplish everything that sets my soul on fire.
End note: I will try my best to keep you all updated on racing and life. Leaving my updated blog post with my closing thoughts. God has bigger and greater plan for us all. Believe, trust the process, continue to learn, and continue to be challenged.