Saturday, October 14

Mission Accomplished

The first annual running of the Uttermost was a roaring success. We did it. Every mile, every day, every event. I'll be posting photos and final tallies on our fundraising totals this next week on my run blog. Right now though, I am going to rest--at least for a little while!

9 comments:

Dr. Knox said...

Congratulations. You are a great inspiration to us all.

Sira Birac said...

Way to go Dr. G.

Raz Rybczynski said...

You're amazing. Thank you for showing us all how full and rich life can be in every dimension.

Jen Rose said...

That's so great. Way to go. 175 miles? That's crazy cool.

Michael said...

Congratulations! Please let us know the Lord's provision... did you meet your goal?

Hebrews 12:1-3
Discipline in a Long-Distance Race

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

Lawrence Underwood said...

Well done, Dr. Grant!!

Diane V. said...

What an accomplishment, Dr. Grant! Makes my Fall Fest 5K Run this weekend seem so small. Giants standing so tall - you, your students and Dean Karnazes! Ya'll keep me going!

Love your comment, Michael! That's a prize scripture!

oldfatslow said...

Humph, now my slow waddle around the block feels even more pathetic.

Congrats,

ofs

George said...

OFS: Oh, please do not despise the day of small beginnings. It was just three years ago that I decided I needed to get back into shape after years of a sedentary existence. I could barely trot from one mailbox to the next on our street. But, I was determined that for the sake of my health, for my family, and for my ministry, I needed to stick with it. I thought my efforts were quite pathetic at first. They weren't though. They were just the beginnings of something new. I am still at the beginning of so many things my life--including this one. After all, once we crest the hill, every day poses new challenges--and I crested quite some time ago!