Running From, Through, For, To

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Meet Me At This Moment for Five Minute Friday post! I spend the last hour of Thursday chatting it up with a group of authentic and inspiring Five Minute Friday bloggers on Twitter (#fmfparty). One minute past midnight EST Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker gives us a single word prompt and we all write a blog post centered around that word. We write for five minutes, and five minutes only! In the words of Lisa, this is “unscripted. unedited. real.” You meet me at this moment in time…my thoughts and opinions, my joys and sorrows, my dilemmas and dreams. And I receive one of the greatest gifts ever…a regular outlet for processing and expressing my thoughts without constantly editing myself. This is my life, my perspective, unfiltered.

The word of the week is AFTER.



My natural inclination is to walk rather than run. I walk fast, I walk hard, I walk long.

But since October, I’ve been running, more than ever. And I get it. I understand why a runner runs.

For when I run, I’m running from something, through something, for something, to something. There’s power and there’s healing in running. One foot in front of the next, hard against the road, I’m propelled by something greater. Nothing can stop me. And after a run like that, all I want is to do it again.

That dream of mine, to run a marathon? It’s no longer so far fetched. Because now I understand the power of the race.

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.  Hebrews 12:1


  1. Jodi Beckwith says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog for FMF? Don’t you just love these prompts and the after results? Kudos to you for hard work. I’ve never been able to run much due to asthma, but, I can understand that drive to do so.

  2. Ahh I lost the dream of ever running a marathon this week… stupid knee surgery. But I love that I can visit blogs like yours and run one in my heart with you. Keep us updated won’t you. Visiting from 5MF

  3. Dolly Lee says:

    Wow, good for you, Amy 🙂 You’ve been on mind…praying you are well 🙂

  4. Marybeth Thielke Blog says:

    *cheering you on* Great post!

  5. Leslie Crain says:

    Preparation reaps a good after, I like it.

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