Monday, February 27, 2012

Walk a mile with a friend

"If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two." - Matthew 5:41

This bible verse isn't necessarily talking about exercise, but it applies to anything in life.

It's common knowledge that when a person is trying to change their life, a support system is absolutely vital.  Studies show that support from friends and family is one of the most important things a person can have when making a change.  Have you found this to be true?

In our beginners half marathon program, our runners have each other to run with.  They encourage each other as they run side by side - maybe not even with words.  Just having someone to run with is encouragement.

Each person in our program is going through the same trials.  Every week our mileage is increasing.  Long runs can be scary.  The unknown is lurking - "can I actually do this?"  Having someone there who's going through the same thing makes it a little easier to keep going mile after mile.

You might not be training for a half marathon, but everyone can be an encouragement to someone else.  Look around you.  See anyone who could use someone at their side to walk a mile with?  Maybe you're just the person they need.  Or maybe there's someone in your own life that has been there for you.  Take a moment to thank them.  It may be just what THEY needed!

If you need someone to walk with you, let us know.  It's what we do!  Contact us at 928-446-2344 or email us here