Many of you are probably asking yourself what Run For God is. Let me just tell you a little about it. The program//organization was started by a christian man named Mitchell Hollis. Who much like many of us, he knew nothing about running, but ran a race and became hooked. His obsession with endurance and running races led him to creating a running program that combined his love of running//training with devotions to our Lord && Savior. It all started with a shirt, and the design above. Now, churches across the nation use his devotional training books to start running groups.
Preparing people to be better witnesses for Christ… Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually ❤
Physically – Create a healthier you and make it possible to reach a new demographic of non-believers – potential believers!
Mentally – Learn the discipline and endurance that it takes to “Run the Race Set Before Us”
Spiritually – Learn always to give God the glory for all that we accomplish.
So how does this fit into my life?
It all started the day I signed up to volunteer at one of our church missions, cleaning up local parks. The leader of my group was one of the members of the Run4God group. When we got to chatting, running naturally came up && she was so excited to have me join the group. It was the moment I felt like I belonged to the church, the moment I knew this was the church I wanted to transfer to.
Two summers ago, I joined the group. I missed out on that year’s training run, but still managed to run 5k’s and 10k’s with them, before training for a half marathon last spring.
Last year was one of the best times of my life && it was because of these people, their love for the Lord, and bonds we made through the ups and downs of running.
So here we are again, starting the next round of awesomeness. Today was the kick-off meeting && we had a whopping 85 people sign up. THAT IS HUGE && so exciting!! It puts the biggest smile on my face, seeing people ready to get off the couch and change their life. SERIOUSLY, this group is life changing. You cannot be a part of something like this and not have it change who you are mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. ❤
I am so ready to see the transformations that occur, and watch my fellow christians cross their first finish line on June 13th! They are about to embark on a 12 week journey to self-discovery && hopefully find a new love for running! 🙂
Today, some of us ladies took it to the trail to crank out 5 miles. It was nice to chat with them, and laugh, and talk about those things you only thought you experienced as a runner. I love when the spring time rolls around for so many reasons && this being at the top!
Everyone here has a story to tell, and a story to create.
It is going to be a great running season! ❤