I've discovered something about myself in the process of running. At some point during my run (and sometimes during all points), I want to quit. I don't want to run, get sweaty or be out of breath. I want to go home, sit in front of the TV and eat lots of junk food. However, I'm in this contest and can't quit. In order to win, I have to keep at it. I don't get to stop in the middle of a run or the middle of a month. I sure do feel good after a run though.
This little verse spoke so much to me a couple of months ago and has helped to prepare me for this contest. "If anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules" 2 Timothy 2:5. More importantly, this scripture reminds me to stay disciplined, which has never been something I'm good at. More thoughts on discipline later.
I could use some good suggestions for protein-rich vegetarian dishes if anyone out there has any. I'm also on the hunt for an iphone armband to wear while running if you have a suggestion or two.