Here I stand waiting, watching and ready to conquer my goal. I had a vision, I made a plan, then I set out to achieve greatness. I ran the race, at my pace, and for me! I completed my first 1/2 marathon. Yes, 13.1 miles. It wasn't easy, nor was is painless.
I started my journey of living a healthier and more active lifestyle a year ago. I found my inner peace. I found my beauty within me. I rediscovered myself. I fell in love with the passion of racing. I started out doing 5Ks and just walking. I trained for 4 months for the 1/2 marathon. The journey itself was tough, long and hard. But I didn't give up.
Life itself is a journey where we face good and bad times. But we learn to over come the challenges that life brings. When I'm face with a difficult moment, I remember what the scripture tells me. I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
You too can over come adversity and achieve any goal you put your mind to. Remember God has given us all power. By the power that's invested in you stand with strength and courage. Knowing that challenges is just a mountain you have to climb. In the valley is where you gain your strength. Your second wind.
I recall when I got to the 10 mile I felt like I wouldn't make it. I even felt like giving up. But God sent my guardian angel to walk with me and encourage me to keep it moving. See I was in the valley. By the time I reach the 11 mile marker I had regain my strength. I received my 2nd wind. There was no stopping me at that point. I was determine to finish.
When God is in it. Then you are in it to win! There is no mountain high enough and no valley low enough to stop God from loving you! I encourage you to take this challenge with me. To live a more healthier and vibrant lifestyle. It gives you a sense of peace, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom of what living life is all about. Learn to love yourself first so that you will learn how to truly love others.
Positive thinking equal positive actions. Renew my mind Lord with the right spirit and create in me a clean and healthier heart!
November 3rd, 2018 Rock N Roll Series
Karen Stephens Cooper
I met the love of my life! Yes, the passion for racing! I've been doing races for over ten months now and I'm totally hook! I attended a couple of races last year and was so overwhelmed of the excitement in the atmosphere. The sounds of the crowd cheering the runners on. The joy of seeing the runners reactions as they ran across the finsh line to receive their medal. I thought to myself I can do this! What a way to challenge myself and get fit! I enjoy living life to the fullness. Exploring new things. Doing something different and fun. Motivation, determination, and inspiration is the key to pushing pass adversity and reaching your destiny. I take the challenge. How about you? You can do it! We can do this together!
The feeling you get when you fall, but get right back up to finish the challenge! Feeling of being undefeated. Just as life brings about situations and circumstances to challenge your inner being. To make you a better person inside and out. That's what my fitness journey adds to my life. Challenges that I willl overcome!
Are you ready? Let's do this! Join me! Come run/walk we me! Stay tune for upcoming races!
My fitness journey consists of just naturally healing. Stay tune for my upcoming video to join me on my nature walks and runs. Healing naturally, mind, body, and soul! Serenity Living a place of peace and tranquility.
For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. Luke 12:48
God has given us power. By the power that's invested in us, stand with confidence that we will not be defeated! Victory is ours!
Bringing your journey to life. It's all within you. Breaking through your fears. Your desires will manifest through your belief. What are your desires? What journey will you choose today? Let's make it happen by first believing in yourself. You can have anything that's within your powers. In John 6:63 Jesus said, "It is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are Spirit and life." The words of Jesus are the voice and life-giving power of the Spirit. If we don't hear his words, we don't receive his power.
Discover your passion and enjoy life within it. Discover you and live life for you. Give life and life will be given unto you. As a man sows, so shall he reap. Live full and die empty. It's better to give then receive. Life is all about what you put in it. Remember you get back what you put out! Live an abundant life. Serve others. Do unto others as you have them do under to you! Your race, your pace, and your journey! Discover your greatness!