Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Calling Creative People!

OK - Saturday is the day... the dreaded day - the count down is on.... the Mini-Marathon - 13.2 miles!!!

Against all better judgement, against the injury in my inner thigh (that yes, is still very painful), against the ear infection that has me on antibiotics & caused me to get a shot, against tons of stuff - I am going to attempt it!

The furthest I got to running is 6.5 miles before I blew my thigh out... so this should be interesting. Ricky is going to do it with me... but he said he's bringing his roller skates with him!

I told him I'm packing in my little arm pocket - my cell to call my dad if I have to - money for a cab if I need it - or better yet, money for a restaurant if I'm out there too long - stop for some lunch! I KID!!! Or am I? hehe!!!

But - anyways - what I need from you... I was wanting to make a T-shirt to wear for the day... something creative - something funny - or something that even preaches! Something to go on the back or the front... ideas?

I thought about having something like "Only here by the Grace of God" - which preaches...

Or I was thinking something like "Please tell me to keep going" on my back & see how many people do it!!!

Right now - my thoughts are "God - PLEASE get me through this!"

Share your creative ideas, you creative people!!


  1. Rebecca~
    You're going to do awesome...no negative thought, girl! Brittany has lots of runner shirts. Let me have some time to take a look at them and I'll send you some ideas!

    Be sure to enter my giveaway, by the way!

  2. I RUN in the path of your commands for you have set my heart free!
    Psalm 119:32

    Or maybe....

    Honk if you love Jesus!

    Or how about...

    Cell in my left pocket...
    I've already dialed 9-1!!!

  3. You will do great! Unfortunately, I have no creative ideas for you but I say KUDOS for doing it!!! I have always wanted to do a marathon...someday I will! I can't wait to hear how it goes!

  4. OK...here's a few sayings she has on the back of her shirts...

    "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift!"~Steve Prefontaine

    "Let us run with endurance the RACE that is set before us."~Hebrews 12:1

    "The back of this shirt is all you will ever see!"

    "Tough times don't last, but tough people do!"

    "What doesn't kill you, only makes you tougher!"

    "The finish line is not given, it is earned."

    Hope those help!

  5. How about on one side...
    What was I thinking???

    on the other...
    I can do all things through Christ...

    Talk about pressure....LOL
    Good Luck!!!

  6. I like the second one, because I think you'd smile everytime someone did it! Another idea, "Aiming for MY best not THE best."

  7. Such a cute idea :) I'll be praying for you...and I totally understand. I was diagnosed with strep right before my 5K and I ran it anyway...but it was such a rush...so I say GO FOR IT!!!

    I think you ought to do the shirt that tells people to encourage you, my idea..."Please yell...'Go Rebecca Jo'!!!"

  8. this post cracked me up! bringing his roller skates haha, and stopping at a restaurant, sounds good to me. i'm impressed with your running, that's awesome. i love the t-shirt idea, all of those are so cute!

  9. I kinda like #2...or you couls say something like
    "I'm only doing this because I have to: pee, make it to the shoe sale..." or something funny. Some of the other ladies had good scripture choices.

  10. I like the 'please tell me to keep going' that's cute!

    Oh my gosh-that is so exciting you are running a half marathon!!!! Good luck!!!! You can do it!!!!

  11. Ok, I am a worrier. I am worried about your health. I know you want to do this now but maybe all these things are God's way of telling you to wait. DON'T BE MAD at ME FOR VERBALIZING THAT PLEASE! Of course I support you and will cheer you til the end of the race. That said, I want to keep you healthy and safe. These races are hard enough for us when we aren't suffering from pulled muscles and ear infections.

    Othewise, I like Lynn's 91.. suggestion. That's gonna get tons of laughs!


  12. Forgot to say-sending you huge (((Hugs))) on your comment on my post about Mother's Day.

  13. Sending positive thoughts your way...you're a better woman than I!

  14. I still think the best way to get people to stay running is have someone chasing them all with a chainsaw! Now there's some motivation!

    I'll try to think of something creative...but I really liked April's Hebrews 12:1 suggestion!

  15. I love the idea of "please tell me to keep going" on the back. And I think putting a message about the Lord on the front is an awesome idea. Making a shirt for the marathon is an awesome idea.

  16. So glad that you located my blog again. I have been missing you and wondering where you have been.

    Welcome back.

  17. I think that's a great idea. I like all the ideas posted. There are some good ones. You'll do great. I think the energy from the crowd and runners keeps you going and gives you the energy you need to finish!! You'll do it!!

  18. You will do great! I want a mile by mile update.
    And bringing money for a quick food stop is never a bad idea :-)

  19. The front could say
    "I thought they said Blogging not Jogging"
    then put your bog address under that.
    Then the back could say...
    "Clap for me if you love Jesus"

  20. Wow Rebecca Jo a half marathon!!!!That's awesome. I'm sure you will do great. Keep thinking about how great it will feel to come home and blog all about it! Some friends and I are running a relay marathon in three weeks and we've been looking for some shirts too. Here are some ideas we found:---Friends don't let friends run marathons.
    ---In my mind, I AM a Kenyan.
    ---(front) Registering for the B2B Relay Marathon ... $138
    (back) Finishing the B2B Relay Marathon ... PRICELESS
    ---"Does this shirt make my butt look fast?"


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