“…And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1
I do not necessarily believe in irony, so when my dad and I got into the car to drive to the airport on Monday morning and the radio was playing a message from the apostle Paul and his many references to “running the race” well, I have to say, I am definitely inspired and pumped up about my trip and the upcoming Tucson Marathon (now only 4 days away 🙂 )!!
I decided to do some more research on my own this morning and these words from the last part of Hebrews 12:1 especially struck me as I am mentally preparing for the 26.2 mile run: “… And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”
I also found this message based on 2 Timothy focusing on Running the Race of Faith- I printed it off and will spend my Saturday evening, pre-race, going over it so that I am inspired, prepared, and focused Sunday morning heading into “Marathon day.” http://tcpiii.tripod.com/running.htm
I arrived in Tucson Monday afternoon- I absolutely love love love it here! It is GORGEOUS! I began my tapering schedule Tuesday morning and the view of the sun rising behind the mountains is breathtaking. We drove the route yesterday afternoon and I snapped a few pictures to show you where I’ll be running: