This will be my third year participating in Run 4 Heaven’s Gate. We’ll run four half-marathons in October to raise money for AIDS and HIV children in India.
I was nervous to start training this year. I don’t love running.
OK, I mostly hate everything about running except that sweet, blessed time right after a run: you’ve just checked something off your to-do list, you get to eat whatever you want (maybe that’s why I’m not losing weight) and the pain is muted because of the endorphin’s.
However, I talked with another participant recently and she told me about a previous illness which prevented her from running, being active at all. And I realized — I should be just praising God that I have the ability to run right now. It might not always be there.
The shift in thinking has helped. There is another reason I run though, my discomfort is so temporal compared to others’ suffering.
I know when you look at the world, it’s extremely difficult to decide which injustice or atrocity you should put your time, money and prayer toward. You just have to seek God and listen to which one he won’t let you stop thinking about.
Please know that even a five dollar donation adds up and it will go a long way to encourage me. I don’t have a bio up as of this post, but I will soon. Here’s my sponsor page. Thank you so much!