The Virtual Great North Run…

It is done! Thanks for all those who prayed for my feet-really appreciated. They stood up to the run really well. But it was my legs that were really tired and it was hard work to keep going especially as the lactic acid built up. A matter of mind over matter and not giving up or stopping when I really really really wanted to. I was so exhausted. I was reminded of the calendar in my kitchen which quotes Galatians 6:9 in the Bible “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up”. To anyone who is reading this and struggling with something in life, keep going, one step at a time, looking to God for strength.

For those who are interested in statistics, I got slightly different times from Strava, Garmin and the official time. The latter was 1:55.21 which was 877th of the 10 067 starters in the first wave. So OK.

Thanks for all your interest and support in what I have been doing. That’s all the major physical activities for the moment. But I will keep you up to date on all the smaller activities that are planned. Any suggestions welcome!

Finally as I did the run I remembered (at times when I wasn’t thinking of my legs!) those who are persecuted for their faith. Who are stuck in prison cells in places like Iran and can’t run. For those who are stuck in really dark situations, rejected by family and community like in the Middle East and SE Asia. For those who are isolated struggling to keep the faith on their own in North Korea. For those in northern Nigeria who fear for their very life. Your donations make such a difference to these people. Thank you 🙂

Published by adrian60

Turning 60 is a door to a new decade. I want to use these years positively, starting with the next one. So I want it to be a year of trying different things as well as familiar one and to do a couple of challenges. 60 things at 60 with the aim of raising £6 000 for the charity Open Doors, serving persecuted Christians around the world, many who live with very little. Would you be part of the adventure with me?

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