Sunday, December 13, 2009
A Son Who Never Gives Up
Joel ran a 26.2 Marathon today with no one there cheering him on. Everyone who trained with him, got injured. He said he ran it in 3 hours 55 minutes -- the winner from Kenya who ran (barefoot?) finished in 2 hours. He reports that the first 20 miles he felt great. Then, at mile 23 he what runners call "hit the wall' and thought he was going to die. "I wanted to quit so bad but I knew I would not quit." somewhere around mile 25 he recovered and finished the race. For the next four hours he was so sick, it felt like food poisening. What a fighter you are, Joel! That bulldog determination has to come from God.