January 24, 2011

I Could Tell Him "Yes!"

I received an email this afternoon from a member of my First Place 4 Health group regarding her 5K training progress. It literally made me cry, clap and yell all at the same time. She gave me permission to share, so here is the email:

Yesterday I did my first 20 minute jog and to tell you the truth I didn’t feel my body was ready for it. I thought the lady on my MP3 player was asking a lot of me to jump from 5 to 8 and then to 20 minutes all in one week.

I shared my feeling this with my son as I took him to baseball practice and told him I was thinking about just doing the two 8 minutes runs again. I also shared with him that scripture say’s “in our weakness he is made strong” and “that I could do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. I dropped him off at practice and pondered what I would do all the way home.

I am so glad I chose to trust God. I went for my run and I felt so good afterwards. I really felt a sense of accomplishment and when my son asked me if I ran for 20 minutes I was so glad I could tell him YES!

I absolutely love it. Where is her focus? On Jesus. Everything else just falls into place. And that part where she could "tell him YES!"??? *Sigh* Bliss.



Amie said...


Pretty Pauline said...

YES! Totally makes me smile!

SkinnyGirlSetFree said...

Love it! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, put a smile on my face this morning!

Anonymous said...

I have been doing the c25k program, and I am on week 5. I have been doing the 8 minute day for the past 3 times, because I'm scared to try running for 20 minutes straight. This post made me brave enough. I can do it. :) Hopefully!

Thanks for the inspiration!!

~ Karina B.~ said...

Hello Keelie!

I just recently came across your blog and I can't stop reading. As I type this I'm fighting tears. Why? I'm not sure. Maybe because I feel like you're writing my life. I am you. I am all those women. All those women who have dealt with a lifelong battle. An addiction. All the things that I say in my head, but fear to say out loud, you so bravely put it out there for the world. You're amazing and brave.

I weigh 190lbs (ahh!).I started The Change within myself 3 months ago. I've lost 9lbs. Yes it's slow... but to tell you the truth, I'm the only one holding myself back. You've allowed me to see that. I lose a few pounds then I subconsciously sabotage myself. Am I scared of what I could be? I don't know. But it's time to face that fear. When I feel the walls caving in and I start to convince myself that I'm "OK with being this way" I turn to your blog. And you remind me..... I'm worth it. Back on the horse I go.

From the bottom of my heart, Thank you!

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Amazing job on your progress so far! Down 59 lbs. is amazing!

And loving this story... keep it up!