Tuesday, January 05, 2010


I'm not one for New Years Resolutions... mainly because I dont keep them.... and lets be honest, most people dont.  I guess I can make a New Years Resolution NOT to have a new years resolution... then I'd be successful!

But today, around here, its the kick off for the training for the Mini Marathon... 13.1 miles of pure torture!  KIDDING... it was only torture for me for mile 10-13.1 - but this year, I plan on the whole thing being nothing but enjoyable.  Is that possible?  We'll see...

I know though that TRAINING is a huge part of it... And hopefully, with no injuries this time. (Last year, I strained an inner thigh muscle that deterred my training BIG TIME)...

But I know even with the training I did, it was a rough run & this year, I want to train even better.  Dedicate myself to the end goal - to be at that start line & know that I'm going to give it my all, & that everything in the past few months is what pushes me over the finish line!

And then Sunday, we were in 1 Corinthians in our Bible & what verses do I see? 

Do you not know that in a race, all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.  They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.  Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly;  I do not fight like a man beating the air.  No, I beat my body & make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualifed for the prize. 
-1 Corinithians 9:24-27

Strict Training...

yep... what I need in my life in so many areas...

What I plan on for my New Year.... in my physical life, in my spiritual life, & in my emotional life...Training!

And yeah, I'll get a medal at the end of the race in April... but I'm more excited about the rewards I get at the END of ALL my training...

How about you?  You in training yourself?


  1. I seriously need training in the eating department.... and I'm determined to do better this year.... I LOVE my food... but I need to learn NEW FOODS to love!!!!

  2. Best of luck, with the right training you can totally do it! I want to get back into yoga, I haven't done it in about a year and I can feel stress munching away at me lol

  3. You're amazing my dear! Love you're doing it! What a wonderful force you are :)

  4. I am so bad-because while I was reading this..my only thoughts were if I were going to be walking 13 miles..then I better bring someome along to carry my bags : ) Shopping would be the only thing that would motivate me to keep going the distance..lol Bad huh?

    I have always loved that scripture! and like you I am in training as well.. I am training to have a more consistant one on one time with GOD!

    Your awesome and you can do it!!!

  5. RJ,
    I am so proud of you girl!!! Yep I'm in training to, to be able to do cardio. Hopefully all this knee training will someday put me back out on the running trail.
    I loved the last paragraph especially, the rewards at the end of all the training ~~ great!!

    Love you friend,

  6. I love that verse!! I think it's great you are doing this again this year! I am so out of shape but I'd love to do something like this one day!! Good luck with the training!!

  7. I would love to try a half-marathon one day...but, I have to TRAIN for it! Oh, if there were only enough minutes in the day!

  8. Wow. I KNOW I wouldn't be able to do that. I just don't have it in me! Good for you!

  9. You don't have to ask me, you know I'm in training, haha!!!


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