Don't Give Up Running
I started running for my high school cross country team last year as a sophomore. Towards the end of the season while doing a workout of hill surges I realized what I wanted out of my running and how running changed my life for the better.
Ever since then I have been chasing my goal to be on varsity but it always seems to be taken away from me due to injury.
The quote that keeps me going is by lengendary distance runner Steve Prefontaine:
"A lot of people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more."
I may not have been first in my life or the fastest runner. That day while doing hill surges to prepare for Mt Sac I realized what I wanted out of running. Each time you lace up your shoes its a chance to be extraordinary. To push yourself, not to run with your legs but your heart. Everything my heart desires, I'm doing it for God. I thank him everyday for putting running in my life and blessing me with such great coaches. "PAIN IS TEMPORARY"
transcend and go above and beyond. This is everything I want and need of my magnificent obsession.
To chase the wind and never be caught. To give people a glimpse of God when I run. When running is effortless I know God is with me to be transcendent. To inspire people not to give up and keep trying. God never gives up on us so don't give up on him, don't give up on yourself. "...those who hope in the lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles." Isaiah 40:31
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To me that's the beauty of setbacks it can show you who you really are. This Saturday is my first race and I am going to run my heart out. I may not be varsity but I know God has some special plan for me and you just have to have faith and if you believe it will happen.