My Superpower

Training for the Hot Chocolate 15K is in full swing!

Yep. That's right. I said 15K.

That race will be my first 15K, and it will be the LONGEST run I have ever attempted.

I'm scared to death!

But, hey, as FDR once said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself," so I'm going for it. Besides, it is something I have dreamed of doing since I first ran the Hot Chocolate 5K back in January of 2014. Now that I'm 40, it's time to cross some things off my bucket list.

I'm using this to guide my training:

Now, I'm not doing any of the swimming or the strength training on the plan. I probably should, but it's all I can do to find time in my schedule to get the mileage in. So truly, slowly increasing mileage to be ready for 15K by the first Sunday in February is the focus.

I'm on week three of the training plan, so today, I needed to get in a 5K. And just my luck, my running buddy Jordan wanted me to join her at a local park for - yep, you guessed it - a 5K!

The North Georgia Health District put together this event at my favorite running park.  So today, Jordan and I went, ran, and both placed second in our age groups. Whoop whoop!

This 5K was to support breastfeeding - something I chose not to do with my children. However, I was more than happy to come support those who make the choice to try it.

The 5K's tagline was, "Express Your Superpower" - obviously putting breastfeeding into the category of a superpower. But I'm not quite sure that fits...

The word superpower has a couple definitions - including the word being a reference to a great nation - but the standard definition for the word is a "power greater in scope or magnitude than that which is considered natural or previously existed."

So, I would argue that breastfeeding doesn't really apply as something "greater...than that which is considered natural..." It's a pretty natural thing for mothers - all things biologically considered.

That being said, as I ran this race, I had an entirely different superpower in mind. *cue huge smile*

Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength."

Now, THERE is a superpower! The Lord Jesus Christ, Himself!

And it was Him I had in heart and mind when I ran this race to express my superpower.

It was He who enabled me to run this 5K in under 35 mintues. 

And I know that if I am successful in completing a 15K in February, all the glory will go to Him. My strength. My superpower.

Are you training for a race right now? If so, please join me in my Facebook training group Training With Jamie. Let's encourage one another as we run the race before us!

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