Sunday, June 27, 2010

Running The Race!!!


Yes, I know, it may seem a little different in the line of missions, but I am using it as a means to get to know more ladies in the community. I pray to use training for The Race for Women, every year to meet more and more ladies.

This year, I ran alone, got to know a few ladies, met my goal, got my prizes, and went to church. Next year however, I would love to have a group from our church sign up, and have a verse ironed on our shirts with the church´s name!

A little bit about The Race for Women. It´s a  5 kilometer (3.2 mile) race to promote breast cancer awareness and to raise money to help support research for the fight against it. There will be a total of 9 races throughout Spain this year. This has been the sixth year that the Race for Women has taken place. Gijón had a great turn out of about 3,000 women! It was amazing to participate in something so beneficial and widespread. It even was on the city news this afternoon. I actually saw my head pass by the camera.

Here I am before the start, bright eyed and bushy tailed! literally.





My cheering section! It was so great to see their faces when I crossed the finish line!


I am behind the that lady in front. hehe (my dh tried to get pictures, but someone always got in the way.)
Came in at 29 minutes flat! possibly in the top 200 or so!



Here´s some of the ladies that came in after me.




I finished! Praise the Lord!

The verses that have gotten me through many soccer practices, difficult situations and now my first race is,
Psalm 121: 1-2
"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth."
Let´s keep running the race that is set before us. I am remembering that the spiritual race is far more important.

Keeping our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith,

10 comments:

  1. WTG Dani! You look AWESOME and your time -- woo hoo! I am so proud of you!

    (((hugs)))

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  2. You look so fit! Congrats on the run.
    Deanna

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  3. Look at you!! That is awesome! You are an inspiration, Dani!!!

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  4. Thanks ladies!! YOu are an encouragement to me! May God bless you with health and strength to do all you need to accomplish.

    Big hugs,
    Dani Joy

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  5. Fantastic Job!! Very impressive!!

    What fun....and you know I'm going to say it....I'm so very jealous!

    You look great...!

    I looked for you online last night to chat about your day, but didn't find you. My computer is giving me fits, only works part of the time.

    Life lately hasn't been about me, but rather about everyone else....(expect for those few days in Geres!) I'm looking for the time to treat myself to a good workout....but it's just not there...hoping to find the time today....but after being gone for the last 1.5 weeks, today will be cleaning day with all the girls and Summer School must start too.

    ****Sigh***

    These two churches are killing me....always something going on. Which is good in many senses....and not good in many too....

    I sure love you....you are very special to me.

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  6. Dani, I love, love LOVE this! It's a great idea to get women from your church involved and all have matching t-shirts. What a great opportunity the Lord has given you to use your passion for health and fitness to influence those around you and begin to reach your community. You're doing great! Definitely a fine example of a Godly woman for the rest of us.

    Congrats on the race!
    -FringeGirl

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  7. Way to go!!! I ran in a 5K last spring - It took me 29:30 - so I'd been 30 seconds behind ya :-) I am training for a race in August right now! Just trying not to finish last lol!
    Courtney

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  8. I accidentally deleted this comment from Tori -

    Wow, you're amazing. You look wonderful and I'm so jealous that you have completely overhauled your life in the last several years. I need what ever you had to get started. Bottle it up and send it my way!!!

    WTG!! So proud of you and what a great finish!!
    BRAVO DANI!

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  9. Awesome!!! Wow! Uh...I have sadly been neglecting my running/walking shoes for far too long!

    And you look pretty bight eyed and bushy tailed in your last photo too!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (I would love to share a few original songs written by our son. One video, he made for me and 2 other songs I put on two video slideshows).

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Love to hear encouraging comments that uplift Christ and boost our daily walk with Him! Thanks for taking the time to comment! I read everyone of them and try to always respond at your blog, too.