April 28th I ran my first 5K race!
I came in fourth place out of seven in my age group.
20-24 year olds.
Meet Courtney:: My racing buddy! Her and I stayed side by side the whole way.
This is the Ellenton running crew::
Left to right
Me "eli", Courtney, Jonathan and Eric
Wow, It was so amazing to start this challenge in my life.
And doing this race was an accomplishment of my goal.
During this time of running I have learned more about my walk with Jesus. Running this race has become an abject lesson for my own life. My life as a Christian is an every day race. A race to win the prize, the prize of spending entirety with Jesus Christ, the lover of my soul.
My pastor told a story the other day, and it really spoke to my heart. In the Christian race Jesus stays by my side the whole time. He is my support, just like Courtney was. And even though I did not come in first... It did not matter... I completed the race. That is what matters... I did not give up, or say I cant do this! I stayed with it, even when it was not easy. When life get to much to handle I cant give up.
Jesus is by my side.
Now its time to share about my Jesus, further my goal for running, and become a more healthy and fit Eli.