Hebrews 12:1 NLT
… let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
This was waiting for me in my email after my first 8 mile run! I walked quite a bit....but I did 8.12 miles in 1:56! That is progress for me!
I haven't started hurting yet, but its just the endorphins. I know I will be sore!