TNF 100 (2012) v 1.1

As of yesterday, I have joined The Northface 100 race. I have signed up for the 100KM run and I think I am really crazy. I am mad! I have no idea what motivated me to do this but I just went ahead to register myself for it. I guess this is another crazy moment when I make crazy decision. I want to do this by myself and I really want to see how much I can’t stretch myself to do. Honestly, I am not even sure if I can survive the first 10km to 20km. However, I am so glad that I am already receiving a lot of encouragement from friends. I even have one ex-student who asked me to believe that God will pull me through this challenge. I know very well this is a solo race….I know very well that this is another test of my faith and my trust in my Constant Companion…Jesus! I need to trust Him through thicks and thins, and through the difficult terrain of my life. However, this is physical I guess. This is really life’s challenges in physical form.

I know very well that this is not going to be easy at all. I know that it will take a lot of me to do this. I know that there may be very little encouragement along the way. I understand that not many people will join me with the race but still this is something that I would like to do. If God is a risk taker, then I would like to take this risk to participate the race. I pray to God that I will be ale to finish this race within the stipulated time. For now, I need to get into a training routine so that I can face this big giant. It’s really no joke to run 100km and it’s really no joke running this alone. Hey, but I am not alone…God is with me! His name is Immanuel, God is with us! Even if it means for me to be the last person to arrive, I will still make it.

Two months have passed since I last plunge into my emptiness and void. I think it is about time for me to push myself further, both physically and mentally, to another level. Maybe I am pushing God as well. I want to know His Presence through this trail run. My ultimate goal for this race is to know Him and to give Him the glory whatever distance I can cover. I want to know His Presence in my life. I want to know that through every circumstances, I can hold on to Him and His hand is always holding mine.

Today, will be the first day of my training and I know that it will be a great one. God be my enabler and my help. When I look up the heaven, I know that He is there! I know that He will watch over me! It is in my weakest moment that God’s strength is made perfect. It is when I am at my lowest that God is most glorified and magnified. It is when I am least He is the most….In this race, God must increase and I must decrease!

The gatekeeper

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