Some of you who have been around a while will recognize this as an old DeGarmo and Key song. I love the version that is on the Live — No Turning Back album. The whole project is good, but this song has some great guitar soloing by Dana Key.
While I have not achieved the status of a long-distance runner — not by a long shot — this morning was a great day for me. My total distance was 3.1 miles. My goal right now is to get up to 4 miles and begin training for a 5K race this spring. Of those 3.1 total miles, I ran 2.25 miles. For non-runners 3.1 miles is 5K, but I need to run a bit further to train for 5K. This is a personal best. I’m still amazed myself. I’m getting to the point where breathing wise I can sustain a long run, but leg wise I’m still falling a little short. My legs give out before my breathing gives out.
I found out I am definitely a cool-weather runner — I do not like to run in heat or humidity. This morning’s 60 degrees was perfect. The other thing that happened is that I tried to keep my head up — always looking toward the prize, which has great spiritual application. So many times we run our spiritual lives looking at the ground — just meeting the immediate needs. What we may need to do is look up at the prize — and run toward it. Then maybe we will find ourselves a long-distance runner spiritually as well.