Today my friend Kelly Nash will push herself to the limit. She’ll climb on a treadmill at 9 a.m. and she’ll keep running for 24 hours to raise money for people with developmental disabilities — and to prove to herself that she can do it.
She has run marathons and ultras, 5Ks and 10Ks and she trains religiously. So, if anyone is prepared, it’s Kelly. Still, this is a stretch even for her. The most time she’s ever run is about 12 hours and now she plans to double that in one swoop.
It’s a little crazy, sure. But isn’t there a part of you that’s itching to challenge yourself in a big way?
Most of my decisions fall back to what it will cost me. Do I really have the time? Is it worth the effort?
I suspect Kelly’s questions are different. At least I know they are today.
Isn’t it worth a try?
What if I just keep putting one foot in front of another?
Is this really my limit or can I do better?
Lord, please be with Kelly today as she challenges her body and her mind. Strengthen her and give her courage. Cradle her in your arms — for that is her goal, to always be running toward you. I know running is one of the ways that she connects with you, Lord, so let this be a day that’s full of blessings and full of your love. Thank you for everything. I love you. Amen.