Saturday, May 7, 2011
Run a race......Check
Guess what I did this morning? I ran my first organized race!!!. A 5k for the Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation for Postpartum Depression Awareness. It is billed as a Mom's Run, but men, babies in strollers, and kids of all ages ran this morning. I had such a wonderful time and was really excited to run for such a worthy cause. I am an inconsistent runner, and I usually max out at 2 miles, so this morning my GOAL was to finish the entire 3 without stopping. Whew!! I did it!! I am not sure what the official time was, but I will post it when I find out. I think that I will include this race in my Mother's day festivities going forward. I don't know, but who knows what lies ahead for me? A 10K, 13.1 or 26.2? Ok, I'll slow down and remember this morning's mantra, "slow and steady wins the race." I was also reciting Philippians 4:13," I can do all things through Him who gives me strength". I felt the presence of the Lord so heavily this morning as I made my way through the course and so as I ran, I remembered my own 3 bouts of Postpartum Depression. The despair, so I ran faster, the sense of helplessness, I ran faster, the darkness, even faster, the isolation, faster still. I was confronted with the beautiful truth that the grace of God saved me and rescued me from the pit of Postpartum Depression. I am victorious in the Lord and so thankful daily for the privilege of being the mama of J, K and J. In the meantime, I will continue to run the race set before me with perseverance as it is written in Hebrews 12:1.