2 days ago i did something that I use to believe I could not do. I ran 15 miles. WOW, what a challenge. It was very difficult. If you have read my blog before you know that I have run up to 12 miles, and thought that was quite an accomplishment. When we ran this 15, i was doing great until we got to about 12, the furthest i had gone to that point. My body just wanted to quit, but my friend and coach Andrew just pushed me and kept running in front of me to get my body to just come along. It hurt, and was hard, but I’m so glad I did it.
This is why leaders are so important to our lives, because when we are struggling we can look out front, and there is someone who has been where you have before and knows you can make it. Just keep running they say, come on you can do it they might say, but the thing that helped me, was the fact that andrew did not stop or slow for me, he just kept running, so when i wanted to stop, i couldn’t because he was out in front leading me on. When I wanted to give up, I would look ahead and he would just keep going, so I felt compelled to keep moving.
I encourage all of us to look to our leaders, and be encouraged and keep going, even when it hurts, even when its hard, and even when you don’t think you can. look out in front, and see the example that you can do it, because someone else has. Then look behind you, there is probably someone on your heals.