Marathon Memories (5)

Training

After two hours of running, I was around the half way mark. At this point in the course you can see the runners that are almost at the end of the race. The top athletes run the whole 26 miles at an incredible 13mph. It’s like they are sprinting. I couldn’t run that fast for a few minutes. They are highly trained and what they achieve is amazing.

We are urged to be highly trained in the race of life. When you meet someone who is you can’t help but step back and admire. What they achieve truly is amazing. What are you training for?

1 Corinthians 9:24-25 (NIV)

24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.

1 Timothy 4:8 (NIV)

8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

On April 17th 2011 I ran the London Marathon. Here’s why. You can donate here (this page will close on 17th July 2011). You can read more marathon thoughts here (once they are published).

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