Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Running the race.....

I have been into town today doing some shopping whilst listening to a Mark Driscoll podcast on "Trials".....he was speaking about leaving a legacy, being fruitful in life, & dying well - absolutely magnificent heart-warming, motivating, inspiring thumping stuff in true Driscoll style!!...
So there I am crying as I walk down Broad Street - knowing God speaking to me afresh about the future, as well as remembering that Karena has indeed left a legacy in many people, myself and our children included.
The next step in the legacy journey for me will be nurturing my children through the coming years, whilst pursuing Jesus full-on, all the other words to live life in light of 2Tim 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the there is in store for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award me on that day....".
Today and tomorrow are new days in this legacy race...I want to run them well, in weakness, and with tears but run them nonetheless knowing each day makes a difference.....

Speaking about running the race......I have a slight dilemma......I was training for the Reading Half Marathon until December which I applied for before Karena got really on Tuesday last week I started running again, after a 3 month break - and did 8k, 10k, 14k distances last week, and have also done a couple of swims and plan to go out on the bike tomorrow for a medium distance (to use some more muscles I've forgotten about!). Clearly not an ideal training plan and I am definitely not 'ready' for the Half Marathon which is this Sunday...I would really quite like to do it anyway tho!!
If I do run, my old mate Giles has agreed to do it alongside me (I hope his training has been better than mine!); I'm hoping he'll bring his mobile defib equipment with him (or perhaps a tow-rope) just in case the need To Race, or, Not To Race - that is the question ?? Answers on a postcard please.....


  1. Craig, Do NOT Race stupid. But you prob wont listen to me. I remind you have 3 kids that need you alive (and others!). No unneccessary health risks please. You need to give yourself a chance. Plan for the next one. I am sure your GP would tell you the same. 99% chance you will be fine, but nobody can take the 1% risk. You are precious. POSTCARD LECTURE ENDED love Big bro, G

  2. Oooh, interesting one. I was really inspired by this blog and it brought tears to my eyes. I haven't run for over a year due to lack of motivation, no energy, excuses, excuses, blah blah. I suppose it depends on how well you want to do. I say run it but don't expect to get a PB or a previous race time. Pace yourself at your current level of fitness and I'm sure you'll get round easy peasy! Run the race marked out for you! Do it! Lol xx

  3. Get the children to vote :-)