"But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philipians 3:13b,14

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rocky Road 100- crewing and pacing

Yesterday morning started with me sleeping in in my nice, warm, cozy bed! Not so for my friend Justin... he laced up his shoes in the cold morning and started running. With plans to KEEP running for 100 miles!
So we met up with him at mile 45. He was looking great!
It was a beautiful day, despite some rain early on. I took the mile 45-60 pacer job, Ron took the 60-75, Willem took the 75-90, and Candice took 90-100! Kristin came out too, and she ran with a gal that needed someone to help her stay awake from mile 90-100, and Kristin was PERFECT for the job! She ran the  lady in to a 3rd place spot in the ladies division!! As the day wore on into night, Justin had to fight fatigue, knee pain, and some gnarly blisters, but he kept a good attitude and kept putting one foot in front of the other! His wife Candice was an awesome support! Several friends came out to pace him, cheer him on, and crew. We were all extremely proud of him and were so thrilled to see him cross the finish line and colllect his belt buckle! We had to help Justin to the truck, his legs and feet were totally spent
Seeing Justin complete his first hundred is such a great reminder of how self-imposed most of our limitations are! It inspires me to find things that challenge me and tackle them! :)


  1. Y'all are a great crew for Justin to have supporting him. As a mom, I thank the Lord everyday for each of you!!
    Judy Watson (Justin's mom)

  2. You have a wonderful son and daughter in law! We are happy to have them in our lives! :)

  3. Congrats to Justin and his wonderful support crew. That is a huge feat and definite accomplishment for the personal journey book. Proverbs 20:27, "The lamp of the Lord searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being."

  4. I agree, such a monumental task!! He did it well!! :)