“Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.”
Hello everyone!! 👋😄 Well, it’s so nice to see you all here as we enter WEEK 3 of the Spring100! 🎉 And it’s truly only by God’s grace this post is published. :) Last week’s Spring100 post brought a rather large and fantastic group of visitors to the blog causing a little bit of a site-outage.😉 But, praise the Lord, the Blog is back up, running better than ever, and ready for any traffic[big or small] that may come it’s way! Would you help me out by leaving a comment below so I know you are seeing this post and everything is in working order? ☺ Alright, as usual, Spring100 formalities first before we get to the fun! NOW is the time to log your mileage for WEEK 2! Super easy form to fill out below. If you aren’t sure if your form was submitted correctly, keep an eye on your email. Automatic replies will be sent within 2 hours after clicking “submit” !
WEEK 2 MILEAGE FORM
Did you get those miles logged for week 2? 😃 Fantastic… let’s move on!!👍
1 Spring100 notice: ☞ a great question was asked by a fellow Spring100er. She said, “What if I don’t get to logging my miles on Monday? Will it still work on Tuesday?”
Answer: YES!! It definitely will work on Tuesday or even a week later. I know life can get busy so just go back to the post with the form containing the week your logging for. So let’s say you couldn’t get around to logging week 2’s miles until week 3. Just go back to the correct post containing the week 2 form to log week 2!! ☺ Feel free to send an email or leave a comment below with any questions that may come into your mind for week 3!
Phew, formalities over? Good! ☺️ Last week I received an email from H.B. who joined in the Spring100 with us and I can’t tell you how much his note blessed and encouraged me. With his permission, I want to share it with you all! I hope it encourages and reminds you to find your strength in Christ[2 Cor 12:9-10], resting in the sufficiency of His grace, and seeking to glorify Him alone[Col 3:17] in all you do as you run the race set before you[Heb 12:1-3]! And yes, it truly is possible to glorify the Lord even in something as simple as a 1 mile walk/run and that is the goal of the Spring100. :) H.B. says:
“My name is H. and I signed up to your Spring 100 Challenge. It was really an answer to prayer. I had been praying for the Lord to give me grace to get back into running. I had stopped running when I became a Christian 6 years ago. I knew it was a hobby that I had that I counted as ‘dung’ as Paul puts it[Phil 3:8]. After 6 years as a Christian I believe that the Lord wanted me to run again, but this time for his glory. When I read your blog I had faith to believe that the Lord was encouraging me to start again. The Lord soon gave me grace to find a pair of shoes that fit online. The shoes got here on Friday and I had a goal of 8 miles by the end of the weekend.
When I got up this morning I still had a goal of 8 miles, of which I had 0. But by the grace of God I was able to accomplish my goal by running/jogging/walking the Azalea Trail…. It was a wonderful experience. I was able to give glory to God and bless His name as I admired his creation.
1 Corinthians 10:31“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
I checked the distance on Google and it came to 10.6 miles. Praise the Lord….”
Praise the Lord, indeed. ☺️ I’m thanking the Lord for H.B.’s testimony of God’s grace and I am so thankful he has joined us for the Spring100!! God truly does provide the grace and strength we need to do that which He has called us to, doesn’t He? His grace is sufficient!
How was week 2 for you all? I have LOVED hearing from lots of you and getting “status updates” throughout the week. Some of y’all are stuck indoors because of April showers but, with the aid of a treadmill, you’re not letting the rain stop you from meeting your goals! Others are opting out of driving to their destination and walking there. Way to go! 👏😄This week I chose to walk most of my miles. A slightly sore ankle gave me an excuse to “slowly” walk ;). It was an extremely beautiful week of walking for me! I downloaded Psalm 147 on my phone and enjoyed listening to it while I did my daily miles. Verse 10-11 continually stuck out to me, “He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: HE taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear HIM, in those that hope in HIS mercy.” Keep up the great work everyone! Take this challenge at your own speed/pace and have fun. Looking forward to walking the rest of Spring100 with you all!
2 questions!!🎉 1.) How was the weather for week 2 of the Spring100? Sunny, dry, and warm? Or were rain coats, row boats, and layers necessary? 😄 2.) Did you have any exciting encounters during Spring100 week 2 walks/runs? Grizzly bears, rattle snakes, etc? 😉 I would absolutely love to have each of you Spring100ers answer at least 1 or both questions in the comment section ↓below↓!!
Now for the fun! 🎉🎉🎉 So many action filled photos this week. From East Coast, to the Heart of Texas and France… and even a couple scenic SPRING 100 views were sent my way. Loved receiving each one!!! DON’T FORGET to send photos each week[as many as you want] to Spring100@shilohPhotography.com and you will be included on the next post! :) We want to see YOU!!
↑ Marie from France snapped this photo after finishing her 5 MILE run! Way to go, Marie!! Looking fantastic :)
Elisha + Adele
Grace + Emmi
↑ How beautiful is Elisha looking?! 💖 Elisha + adorable Adele enjoying the sunshine and Grace + Emmi are jumping for joy during their mile walk!
Lydia, Ruth, Bekah, + Emmie
↑ Even with a busy schedule, Austin is dedicating himself to the Spring100. 👏He’s getting a run in at the track! Lydia, Ruth, Bekah, & Emmi! It’s all thumbs up from this walking party. :)🎉
↑ These may have been paparazzi shots from a photographer sister?!! 😋🙊Joel has been setting a great example of endurance with his evening runs.
↑ Loved getting these pictures from Bethany + her furry little walking partner! ❤️
↑ ALWAYS love seeing Joseph’s emails pop up in my inbox. And this week he has been running! Way to go Joseph!! Keep up the fantastic work.👍
↑ And yes, there are always the goofy photos sent my way!😬 Gotta Love the action in these shots. ;)
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↑ A Texas sunset + Sharon’s view during her Spring100 2 mile Walk! ENJOY WEEK 3 everyone!!
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”