Back to the Beginning

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)

Maybe you’ve noticed that this training is getting more cumbersome. Right about now, you’re probably having to configure your normal daily routine in order to fit in those long runs. (And by long runs, I don’t just mean the longest runs of the week. I mean, even the shorter runs have become rather long!) You’re probably finding a voracious hunger at times that you cannot figure out how to satisfy. Or maybe getting out of bed in the mornings is more difficult than it usually is, because your body is figuring out how to compensate for all the taxing of the training.

So — how about we go back to the beginning today? You know, the very beginning when you decided to join Team Hope. The day you realized you wanted to do something about the injustice that children in Southeast Asia are subjected to on a regular basis. What was it that inspired you to join up? Why are you here, in the middle of this training? What inspired you to run or walk that first mile last month when you began your training regimen?

Was it the beautiful, dark-skinned, dark-eyed smiley faces and their toothy grins?

Was it a friend’s ambition? Maybe you’ve always wanted to run in an official race, and this seemed like the perfect reason to finally do it. What’s your story?

Let’s inspire each other today by remembering the beginning. By remembering the goal, keeping it in front of us.

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