Recently I was running and saw a beautiful woman pass by. She appeared confident and strong and was smiling as she ran. I thought "man I want to be more like that", and in a moment that changed my life, I realized i was looking at my own reflection.
Over the last yearI have become part of OutRun38, whose mission is promoting health & fitness while heightening awareness of cystic fibrosis. What began as a small group wanting to show one beautiful woman, living with CF, what an inspiration she is to so many around her, has become an epidemic of encouragement and enthusiasm for so many others. I am blessed to be one of them. However, I have come to realize that the words "OutRun38" has a greater significance for me and I pray the founders forgive me for taking a few liberties here.
It has taken 39 years to be honest with myself and realize I like the woman I am becoming. In these 38 years I have Outrun obesity, depression, anxiety, insecurities, fear and lies. And while many of these life traps nip at my heels from time to time, I am currently one step ahead of them.
Today I celebrate the life the Lord has blessed me with. I adore being a wife and mother, a daughter, sister and friend. There are those who have been a part of my journey and have influenced me more than they will ever know and to you, I want to say Thank You. Every day, every breath, truly is a gift. God is Great, Life is Good, Fear is a liar, I am enough, and through Christ I am capable of more than I ever thought possible. I can't wait to see what I can outrun in the next 38 years!
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