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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Reading (01/25/07)

TITLE: An Uphill Battle
By Pam Haynes
02/01/07


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Here I go again, burning the candle at both ends. Yes, I’ll do the presentation. Yes, I’ll go on the school trip with you. Yes, I’ll speak at the Praise and Power luncheon. The month’s reality seemed to have driven me past yield to go and I feel like a tourist. It’s Tuesday and I don’t want to even think about the “Run for Independence” on Thursday. I wonder if there’s a cure for procrastination?

“Just Do It”, it must have taken them years to come up with that one. Let me turn this television off, get my sneaks and attempt to at least get some sort of pace going. I don’t like commercials anyway! I must be insane to think I could do it again. I’m thirty-four now, it seems like only yesterday someone was telling me about faith and hope. Surely, it takes more than just believing. I’m not physically prepared for this 5K. My body composition alone is at best endomorph. Most of those runners have some sort of training routine or something. Maybe if I close my eyes real tight, the memories of last year’s gradual incline will overrule the sinking feeling deep in the pit of my stomach.

“Runners on your mark, get set, Go!” said the official who resembled Barney Fife, whistle and all. “God hasn’t given me the spirit of fear but of power, love and of a sound mind”, the words of my Sunday school teacher resonate. I think I know why she said, “Keep that one in you”.

This must be some kind of sick joke. The same exact course as last year! Well, maybe that’s not such a bad thing, after all I do know what to expect. Well, don’t I? “Eight minutes, forty three seconds”, the one-mile marker read. There’s only two and some change to go now. I wonder what they think about when charting this runners’ course? Yes, the serenity of the babbling stream is nice, but in my mind all I can ponder is what kind of unreachable breath will I have to pray for during this uphill battle? “Seventeen minutes, ten seconds”, mile number two. I don’t even know if that’s good or bad. The water toting “cheerleaders” are great, but does someone want to take my place? I’m not reading any more race clocks! My body must resemble a wrung out car rag. “For my strength is made perfect in weakness!” Ah, that’s a good one. I’ll just keep saying that one over and over again. It seems to take the edge off. Hum, I wonder if this is “warfare?”

Oh my, I did it! We did it! Someone once told me, “the best laid plans of mice and me often go astray”. I never would have imagined such a profound statement would accentuate the experience in such a way. To endure THIS race, built up more than just physical stamina for me. I would define it as Sovereignty. And just like those show interrupting commercials, “Priceless”.


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