Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tomorrow morning I will be heading down to Chicago for the marathon. I am so excited for fun with Abby, coffee and chicken chili with Megan, going to the expo with my dad, and, obviously, the race!

This year I lost 30 lbs., became a real runner, stuck to a training program for this race for 10 months, found the job of my dreams, and realized that the best place and time to talk to God is while running. I am so excited to celebrate all of these things on Sunday and to spend about five and a half hours or so thinking about what will be next. I would really like to run the Disneyworld Marathon, run the NYC Marathon, and improve my 5k time.

I decided to take the 26.2 miles of my run and pray for one thing/person at each mile marker. I have about half of the slots filled. You would think it would be more than easy to think of AT LEAST 26 (.2) things to pray about, but it has not been for me. I am hoping to be inspired over the next few days to fill the slots. If anyone who would like to join me in praying for Covenant Point at mile 4 (which will probably be around 9:00 am), I think that would be really neat.

I was also inspired by John Bingham to come up with three goals for my race. They are as follows:
1. Pray for 26 (.2) things
2. Start out slow and finish strong
3. Be a do-er (to recognize opportunities God gives me to love and care for people and DO THEM!)

If you're interested in receiving texts or emails when I cross a few mile markers or if you want to run a few with me, call me, email me, or leave a comment!


  1. Jenny- We are so excited and proud of you for coming this far! you are absolutely amazing and will do wonderful this weekend. We will be praying for you and can't wait to hear all about it. xoxo erin

  2. We will be cheering! I love your prayer idea. I am all about physical reminders of prayer - plastic bags and money in the laundry for Esther, the library for a. betty, and a whole list of others.

  3. I'll be praying for you: pray for me!! i will pray for point at mile 4 as well: Krista and I are running together, so we'll remind one another! good luck!!