Mission Accomplished

Posted By on Apr 25, 2010 in FH Blogger Trips, Half Marathon | 32 comments


Yesterday I completed the Country Music Half Marathon. To be perfectly honest, I have been ACTIVELY DREADING the race for a couple of weeks. Mostly because I over-committed myself and I was straight-up freaked out about how I was going to feel as I tried to conquer the mountainous (okay, that might be a slight exaggeration) race course. But also because I really didn’t want to leave all the fabulous friends I made in California.

Suprisingly, the race was good. Really good. About mile 3, I lost my running buddies and was aptly reminded that this race was not about distractions, not about who I was running with, not about who was cheering me on…but about me and Him.

“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

I didn’t push myself because I was operating on little-to-no sleep, but still I finished the race in under 3 hours (2:56 with a bathroom break to be exact). More importantly, I raised over $1,000 for New Hope Academy. (A special thanks to each of you who contributed.)

Mission Accomplished. Today I will celebrate in those victories. Tomorrow I will start packing for Chicago

What victories have you celebrated lately?

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  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/jenniferjanes Jennifer Janes

    Congratulations! I've never even done a 5K. I'm very impressed! Have a blessed week!

    ~Jennifer
    My recent post Sanctuary

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/jenniferjanes Jennifer Janes

    Congratulations! I've never even done a 5K. I'm very impressed! Have a blessed week!

    ~Jennifer
    My recent post Sanctuary

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      if i can do it, you can do it…

      • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/jenniferjanes Jennifer Janes

        Maybe. It would take a lot of work to get me there! Thanks for the vote of confidence, though. Maybe I really could do it….
        My recent post Sanctuary

  • http://www.joshdevine.com Josh DeVine

    Thank you for cheering me on when we passed each other on Belmont… I was getting lonely out there! :-)

    My recent post Monday Junk

  • http://www.joshdevine.com Josh DeVine

    Thank you for cheering me on when we passed each other on Belmont… I was getting lonely out there! :-)

    My recent post Monday Junk

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      of course. congratulations on a strong finish :)

  • http://kassota.wordpress.com tam

    im so impressed….and proud of you!!!

    like…i wanna kiss you, "proud of you".

    i cant drive 13 miles without a pottybreak.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      mmmm, kay…thanks tam :)

  • taylor

    GREAT! So proud of you! When are you going to be in Chicago? We are going Thursday-Saturday. Let me know if you will be there! Congrats again!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      I'm in Chicago Tuesday – Friday (then I'm going to Birmingham for Karen's baby shower)…I would LOVE IT if it worked out that we could see each other. My cell is 615.476.5984. Call me.

  • http://www.anointedwithgrace.com Allison

    Congrats! I was out there too … our finish times were within 2 minutes of each other! I was 2:58 :) And I also had been actively dreading it for weeks, but it wasn't as bad as I thought.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      Congrats Allison!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/JasonWert JasonWert

    Congratulations! What an incredible accomplishment. Well done!!
    My recent post Help Africa Thrive

  • http://twitter.com/janetober @janetober

    Congratulations!! Completing your goal in the middle of a busy schedule is called commitment and endurance … apparently you have it, girl! Congrats!
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  • http://twitter.com/janetober @janetober

    Congratulations!! Completing your goal in the middle of a busy schedule is called commitment and endurance … apparently you have it, girl! Congrats!
    My recent post Sunday Saying – Fool or Wise

  • http://twitter.com/gritandglory @gritandglory

    i'm so glad you "made" me do it, linds. and you seriously rocked it. you're sporty like that.
    My recent post what happens in nashvegas…

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      i am very good at arm twisting. So glad you and Tracee came and conquered.

  • http://www.BuildingBetterLife.com/media Randal Smalls

    Good going, Lindsey! I ran the Disneyland Half Marathon last year and had been thinking of doing it again. Meeting you at Catalyst with Brewster, then seeing your tweets about your Nashville run has just about settled it for me… Heck no! Just kidding. I'm gonna run!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      So great meeting you. The Nashville half is a great race…hilly but great. You should try it.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ronlane Ron Lane

    Congrats Lindsey. I knew that you could do it. Persistence pays off. You just have to keep on going. What are you going to tackle next, besides Chicago?
    My recent post It’s more than words!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      Not sure. But something…big.

  • http://www.healthewound.blogspot.com Heather Conrad

    Hi Lindsey! Just wanted to introduce myself, being known as Aaron's wife is something I take pride in. I wondered how the race faired for you, I find the sweetest lessons learned in my time time spent running with Him! I absolutely loved the race, probably my favorite. I was very proud of Dave and thankful for their funny distractions along the way. Have a wonderful week!
    My recent post Devotional Thursday

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      Thanks for introducing yourself. I was so disappointed not to meet you guys in person. You have to come back to Nashville so we can hang out.

  • http://rebeccannb.wordpress.com Becky

    Congratulations! That is so awesome! :)
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  • http://duane-scott.net/ Duaen Scott

    You rock my world. No, you really do.
    My recent post How I Came to Know God

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/lightchild Grant Jenkins

    Congrats to you, Lindsey! All you runners are encouraging me to commit to running the half next year. I'm on the edge of the commitment. :)
    My recent post Learning How To Die

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      You need to do it! I forget how much it amps me up until I run the race. And then I become a walking evangelist.

  • http://www.kevindeshazo.me kevin

    so awesome. pretty inspiring to see all my nashville friends running in the CMM on Saturday then all my OKC friends running in the OKC Memorial Marathon on Sunday. Might just have to get up off the couch next year and get the running shoes on. Well done on starting and finishing!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      yes, after Lost is over you'll need a new hobby ;)

  • http://www.bryanbrigham.blogspot.com Bryan Brigham

    Hello, Lindsey. I found you from Holy Experience and Ann’s blog about your recent ministry in Guatemala. I’m leaving a comment here because it’s never too late to offer a congratulations on finishing such a race. I ran my first marathon last year after training for 7 months. My experience was similar to yours. It’s “about me and Him.” Those were precious hours, days, and months. I’m glad to see that you too got the real point of it all. God bless and congratulations.

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