First off, let me assure you that this is no April Fool’s joke when I tell you that I managed to run for 41 minutes last night! Praise the Lord! There were many, many times that I wanted to stop. I was so far behind the other runners that I could’ve stopped on the side of the road, had myself a good cry about being so slow and so far behind and just so tired, and no one would’ve ever known. But I didn’t. There were a lot of things going through my mind as my body pushed through the fatigue. First off, I was thinking about how I’m doing this for God’s glory and how He gives me the strength to continue. I was also thinking about my husband and daughter and how I’m doing this so I’ll be around longer for them. And then I thought of you, my readers. I wanted to be able to tell you that I finished well. I have to admit that I am not yet at the point in my training where I can say that I actually enjoy the running all that much. But I do enjoy the sense of accomplishment when I successfully reach my goal. So that’s my take-away point for today. Even when you’re having to push yourself through something that you know will only help you become a better person, just focus on the sense of pride and accomplishment when you reach the finish line, whatever that may be. Happy Friday!