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Motivation for your miles.


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Meet my new friend.

THE TENNIS BALL.

z85It’s done wonders for my feet.

You should try it!

*FYI~ this is not my foot…or my voice…but I do finally know how to pronounce “Plantar fasciitis“.

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I agree.

“People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they’ll go to any length to live longer. But don’t think that’s the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive than in a fog, and I believe running helps you to do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life — and for me, for writing as whole. I believe many runners would agree.”  Haruki Murakami


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You’re worth more than Gold! Believe it!

My children shared this song with me today, and I can’t wait to run to it!

I have been blessed to have people speak these words to me my ENTIRE LIFE!

Running helps me believe that they are true about ME, not just the rest of the world.

There’s a difference in “head knowledge” and a heart that believes.

You’re worth more than Gold!  Believe it!

happy running!


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Run like a deer!

Don’t let what life has thrown at you in the past make you cynical, sarcastic, bitter, and hard.

There are things in your future that need you to be kind, considerate, understanding, and most of all, loving.

The past is….over.

~ Lisa Lyle Brooks

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Habakkuk 3:19

My sweet daughter surprised me with this edited picture the other day.  She had taken this shot at the Mercedes Marathon as I headed to the finish line.  You will see the photo now includes my favorite running scripture:

The Lord is my strength, He makes my feet like the feet of deer.  Habakkuk 3:19

I consider this verse to be a gift from one of my friends, who shared it with me just before my first half marathon.  (Thank you Mrs. Marilon Seay!)  It’s a common thing to find it messily scrawled on my hand to help me through a tough race.

@ my first Half Marathon...the Talladega Half Marathon

@ my first Half Marathon…the Talladega Half Marathon

The happy finish line picture and this scripture sum up what the Lord has done in my life through running.  When I was at my lowest point in life, & I wasn’t doing my part to get better…God didn’t mind. 

He met me right where I was at. 

 He speaks to me often during those miles.  I’m glad I went when He said, “Hey, let’s go for a run…”

He makes you strong again!

Run like a deer ❤


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I’m in it for the Long Run, how about you?

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…and concerning real life…

If you base your whole future solely on what you’ve experienced thus far

…you may quit too soon! 

You have many more rewarding miles to go!

Those first 2 or 3 miles are always the toughest for me.  During yesterday’s long run, I had considered quitting after the first 2 miles almost led me to tears.

I’m happy to say…another satisfying 8 miles are officially in the books!  Yay me!

So how was your long run this weekend?