The day after my last post, something really cool happened. Up until this point I was doing a lot of stretching, resistance, and stationary bike, so when I had yet another day where I knew God was telling me to ride the bike, I ended up face down on the ground crying to Him about my leg. I told Him that if He was asking if I would still love Him if I didn’t get to do the marathon, the answer was “yes”. I told Him that I felt I had proven as much by still loving Him despite the death of my son. Missing the marathon would pale in comparison to such grief. He told me to trust Him, to have faith that He is in control.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. ~ Hebrews 11:1
I stood up and had no pain in my leg. I couldn’t help but praise the Lord. And then the thought crossed my mind that I could do my run that day. Yes, God had told me to ride the stationary bike, but that was before this miracle. I hopped around the bathroom gathering my running clothes and suddenly felt a tinge shoot through my leg. This stopped me dead in my tracks, I bowed my head and said, “I’m going to ride the bike.”
A friend told me about KT Tape, so I bandaged up my leg for added support, and the following day I resumed running. My leg isn’t 100%, but it is holding up really well (approx 46 running miles in the last 8 days). At the start of this training, I wanted to focus on fully relying on God to accomplish this. I even made a bracelet as a reminder. I lost sight of that, and so He got my attention. I’m thankful to now be a recovering runner girl… both physically and spiritually.
Then will the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God) shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let him who has ears [to hear] be listening, and let him consider and perceive and understand by hearing. ~ Matthew 13:43 (AMP)