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This might be the tenth blog you read today, but I hope that something stays with you.
In approximately 8 hours, I’ll be waking up to get ready to run a 5K.
That’s 3.1 miles. I’m not worried about the distance, I’ve run it before.
But this is my first 5K in front of people.
This is my first time running in front of people in general. Like, ever.
But before we get into my anxiety, let me explain what the SJ5K is. This year will be our second annual one at my school. SJ5K stands for “Super Jess 5 Kilometer”, as it was started in honor of a kid who was severely disabled last year, named Jesse. The whole race was to help raise money for him. Now this year, we’re doing it to help raise money for three families at my school, who are going through some rough times concerning their health (I don’t know any of them personally, so I don’t know specifics).
The whole reason I didn’t do the SJ5K last year was because: a) I had absolutely no idea what a 5K actually was, b) I in no way considered myself a “runner”, and c) last year I wasn’t training for a marathon.
So. To be completely honest and concise, I’m excited but I’m nervous. My main goal is to finish the race and not pass out on the track, basically. All joking aside, I know that in Christ, and only in Christ, I can do anything. Even run a 5K with people watching.
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” - Matthew 19:26