Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NLT)
Ok, so I was not the best at training. I did however have a goal; to finish in one hour. Guess what? I finished in an hour. I would push myself every so often to jog and not just walk. This "race" is not timed and therefore many people walk the whole time. There were also a lot of children who participated. It was nice to see their excitement as they crossed the area where they were being showered with color.
My favorite part was the end. Haha! Not because it was over, but on the last part of the race my coworker met me there to finish the run together. That was very touching.
Made me think of something very important. The scripture above does not mention anything about training with a partner or running the race with others. However, there are so many scriptures that talk about helping each other and loving each other. I am looking forward to doing this again and hopefully I will be able to jog more.