Distance running and endurance training takes tremendous focus. While training over the months, I found myself increasing focusing on the end result; finishing the race. Everything I was doing while training was for one thing; crossing the finish line. Every step I took brought me closer and closer to that finish line. During the race, between prayer times I mentioned in previous blogs and stopping at aid stations for nourishment, I was focused on finishing. In fact, “not finishing” was not even an option for me.I knew that once I started the race at 5am that morning, I was going to cross that line 50 miles away. It’s like I had tunnel vision, keenly focusing on the finish line. This was another lesson I learned during training and during the race, that in our Christian walk, we should have such a focus on the cross and what God has put in front of us to do. Such a focus on Him, that other things seem not to be as important as we once thought.
“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” – Phil. 3:14