Jerel’s half

I am so proud of Jerel– on April 10, he completed his first half-marathon.  This is what I’ve been calling it, although I’ve learned that all the “cool runner people” call it just a a “half”.

He began training for it right after Christmas.  He was running 2 miles then and he thought he’d never make it.  But each week, his distances got a little longer.   I am so proud of his determination and commitment to his goal!    Scott, a good friend (and an experienced “half-er”) ran with him.  Scott really helped encourage and motivate Jerel to finish well!

The kids and I (and my parents too) all met at the Finish Line down at Southpark.  We got there about 45 minutes before we saw Jerel…so we had the FUN chance to cheer in runners who we didn’t even know!  It was amazing seeing all these different people finish–some on their “last leg” and others running like they just started.  Most had a look of accomplishment, pride and joy as the approached the finish line.   When we saw Jerel (about 100 yards away), we were so happy–the kids started jumping up and down….and yelling GO DADDY!!

Hebrews 12:1-3 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

2 Responses to “Jerel’s half”

  1. Sheryl Says:

    woo… hoo!!! That is awesome!!! Loved the picture of the kids cheering Dad on!!! Precious!!

  2. Cammie Howard Says:

    GO JEREL!!! That is awesome and I love the pics!!

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