Running the good race

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.

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8 thoughts on “Running the good race

  1. I think it is amazing what kelly is doing. She using a gift that God has blessed her with for a great cause. I had a question how did she get invovled with this running for a cause. Eventually what I want to do is raise money through running for mission trips. Kelly Nash is my new inspiration 🙂

  2. Kelly (and I) works for Heritage Christian Services, an agency that supports more than 1,600 children and adults with developmental disabilities. She is raising funds for the agency’s Legacy Mile & 5K. She has been renting out the treadmill next to her and has raised more than $2,400!