Welcome Week 13 || 100MileMonday

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”
2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Welcoming our very last week of theย  Spring100!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ We are just 7 days away from completing this 92 day challenge. How unbelievable is that?ย  NOW is the time to log your mileage for WEEK 12! Super easy form to fill out below.๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป If you arenโ€™t sure if your form was submitted correctly, keep an eye on your email. Automatic replies will be sent within 2 hours after clicking โ€œsubmitโ€ ! If you have any questions at all in regards to the SPRING100, leave a comment below or send over an email to Spring100@shilohPhotography.com!




The above is a video that has inspired me over the years and continues to! Here is a little background story for those who have never heard of “team Hoyt”:

As a result of oxygen deprivation to Rickโ€™s brain at the time of his birth, Rick was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy and would never be able to talk or walk. Dick and Judy were advised to institutionalize Rick because there was no chance of him recovering, and little hope for Rick to live a โ€œnormalโ€ life. Rick’s parents said “no” to the recommendation to institutionalize him. In the spring of 1977, Rick told his father that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile run. Far from being a long-distance runner, Dick agreed to push Rick in his wheelchair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last. That night, Rick told his father, โ€œDad, when Iโ€™m running, it feels like Iโ€™m not handicapped.โ€ This realization was just the beginning of what would become over 1,000 races completed, including marathons, duathlons and triathlons (6 of them being Ironman competitions). Also adding to their list of achievements, Dick and Rick biked and ran across the U.S. in 1992, completing a full 3,735 miles in 45 days.

Why does this inspire me? Many reasons! :) Besides the determination + dedication of the father and Dick’s love for his son, I think the greatest inspiration I find from this story is it is a perfect example of God’s strength made perfect in weakness.ย  2 Corinthians 12:9 reminds us “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness”! So, when the going gets tough and you are ready to give up, remember…. the same God who has given strength to this father-son team to achieve the “impossible” is the same God who daily strengthens us both physically and spiritually[Isaiah 40:29]! Spring100 is coming to an end. Just 7 more days and we will be crossing this challenge’s finish line! But for those of us who are saved by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the call to run with endurance will continue on and we can do so as we find our strength in the Lord!ย  “For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.” Psalm 48:14

How was week 12 for you all? It’s been a great week for me and I’m thoroughly enjoying every mile! I absolutely loved receiving all your photos and can’t wait to share below but first an ANNOUNCEMENT! โ€ผ๏ธ** MUST READ** Okay, next week is the FINAL 100MileMonday post! I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to have everyone participating send in a photo this week to help celebrate at the “finish line” 100MileMonday Post and make the final post the BEST EVER!!! I am hoping to see all of YOU and if you haven’t submitted a photo for this challenge yet… now is your chance! So, that means you need to send YOUR Spring100 photo to Sring100@shilohPhotography.com by next Monday! Have fun walking/running week 13 of the Spring๐Ÿ’ฏ!!

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ2 questions for this week!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ 1.) Do you plan on continuing walking/running after the completion of the Spring100? 2.) Since summer is just 7 days away, what are your Summer plans? โ˜€๏ธDONโ€™T LEAVE without answering at least one OR both of these questions in the comment section below. I canโ€™t wait to hear your answer!!

Sharon had a breathtaking view for her 6 mile Spring100 hike yesterday!! She eve had a little snow once she got above 11,00 feet. ๐Ÿ˜ƒWonderful photos Sharon!!๐Ÿ’–

Y’all, we have some dedicated joggers here for the Spring100! Austin + Joel are conquering week 12.๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘

Annie had a few extra walking friends this week when Mom + brothers decided to join her on a Spring100 walk and ย Leah is looking absolutely gorgeous as she grabs a mile in between church services! Way to go ladies!! ๐Ÿ’ž

Hannah is enjoying her Spring100 walk with her Spring100 water bottle!!! :) Made my day seeing this photo. Keep up the fantastic work, Hannah!!โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’“

Ruth’s enjoying the Texas Sunshine during her walk and yes, that is Dash the Dog joining her. He’s just looking a little bare at the moment as he sports his summer look! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Grace + Lydia have been going above and beyond this Spring100. Keeping the younger girls on track with their daily miles is no small task! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’›

Another beautiful sunset during my Spring100 walk! The heavens truly declare the glory of God ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜„ Ps 19:1

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:18

About Rachel

"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

29 thoughts on “Welcome Week 13 || 100MileMonday

  1. Love all the pictures! Sharon, your hiking in the mountains is AMAZING! Awesome. Yes, I will definitely keep walking after the challenge. It’s great to get outside plus my dog needs her exercise. My summer plans include travel (one trip to help friends and the other trip is a mountain vacation), and work!

    1. Great summer plans, Sarah!!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’– Enjoy the final week of Sprinf100. You’re doing a fantastic job!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. I definitely plan to keep walking. My summer plans involve two trips as well as normal life in between. One trip is to Mexico for a VBS where my brother is a missionary. The other is a two week trip to Europe with my siblings! Enjoyed seeing everyone’s pictures this week.

    1. Oh my, your summer sounds like such an adventure!! I hope and pray you enjoy yourselves thoroughly. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’– Keep up the wonderful work, Hannah!!

  3. Rachel, this challenge has been fabulous! Thanks for encouraging us spiritually AND physically!
    1. I’m definitely planning to continue walking after the challenge ends! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
    2. My summer plans include whatever my husband Travis has as his goals… which will include attending a wedding, taking care of cattle, horse stuff, and a family vacation one weekend in OK… I’m looking forward to it all! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

    1. Ah, so thankful you have enjoyed it!! โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธ Praise the Lord!!
      You have a very full summer. It sounds like it’s going to be filled with wonderful time with your family! Enjoy it Elisha and have fun crossing the Spring100 finish line!!! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ž

  4. Yes Sarah, I’m blessed to still be able to get out and enjoy God’s creation in its more ‘natural form’. I will continue walking in the neighborhood and hopefully with the mountain hikes also!
    The above video made me cry (in a good way) So touching. And so appreciate Rachel’s scripture and encouragement as well as other challenge participants photo’s and comments.

    1. It always makes me tear up too! โ˜บ๏ธ I appreciate you and your photos, Sharon!! Thank you for being a part of the Spring100. Have fun with the last week!! โค๏ธ

  5. What a story! Thank you for sharing, Rachel. Can’t believe we only have 7 days left… Thank you for your encouragement along the journey.๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. Thanks for sharing that story, Rachel!!

    I do hope to continue walking/running even after the challenge is over.
    Can’t wait to take our family vacation to Florida! We’ll visit our great aunt and our cousin, swim at the pool and I do hope we can visit the beach at least once! It’s an hour and a half from where we are staying…

    Loved seeing your beautiful photos Sharon.
    Thanks everyone for sharing.

  7. Wow! It’s almost over y’all!! So proud of everyone who has/are trying to finish!!
    I don’t have many plans for the summer….I’m going to a wedding, and I’m sure many other things will find their way into my busy life!
    I hope I’ll continue to walk after this is over. I doubt I’ll get to it as regularly tho ;)
    Have an awesome last week of Spring100 everyone!!!

    1. Yes, life has a way of getting busy unexpectedly doesn’t it?! :) :) Enjoy the summer and whatever it brings. <3 <3

  8. Like seeing the photos. Keep going, everyoneโ€”weโ€™re almost there!

    I will probably keep walking some after Spring100, since it is more of a habit now than it was before I started. I certainly should keep walking. ;)

    Like several others, Lord-willing I will be attending a cousin’s wedding this summer, along with normal everyday life…

  9. Hello there! Yes I plan to continue walking/running, but I have to say, were it not for this challenge, several miles would not have been done! It’s easy for me to make excuses to not go out and get it done! So, thank you for the spurring on…not just physically, but spiritually! This week will most likely be the last I log as I won’t be recording what I do when I leave town for work for the next 10 days. :)
    Blessings to you!

    1. :) :) :) Ah, praise the Lord! I am so humbled by your comment. God is so faithful, isn’t He?! Thank you for joining us, Tera! You have blessed me by your participation. Enjoy that work trip and may the Lord richly bless you as you continue to run the spiritual race set before you!! <3

  10. I hope to continue waking/running as long as I am able! Thank you for all the work and encouragement you but into this challenge, Rachel!! ๐Ÿ‘

    Summer plans are always iffy.. but I do plan on going forward with hope and victory in Jesus into whatever the Lord has for me. ๐Ÿ’™

    1. Your summer plans sound like the best yet!! :) Amen. Whatever the summer and this life may hold, we are victorious in Christ! So thankful for that. โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’– Thank you for your continued encouragement and comments! I so love receiving them!

  11. I do hope to continue walking, although I will probably not get in nearly as much as I have been! :) I also plan to go on the trips my sister Hannah wrote about! Along with that I should be doing normal activities.

  12. Hard to believe it’s almost over! It was such a fun challenge!!

    Yes, I’m plan to keep going. My mom and I have been walking/running for a couple of years , but it was so nice to be encouraged through the challenge. It’s been a lot easier to stay on track while looking forward see how many miles we can log for the week.

    This summer we expect to be very busy keeping people comfortable. Right now we have a large job near the ocean, which has allowed for a fun visit on the weekend. We plan on attending a wedding, a conference (the Forge Conference) and a family get together in Beaver’s Bend.

    Thanks Rachel!!!

    1. Isn’t it hard to believe?! Time really flew by this spring. :) Y’all have a busy summer! Hopefully we will have an opportunity to visit before it’s completely over! Enjoy your weekend, Kandance!!

  13. Great photos everyone!

    The past couple weeks my family and I had a wonderful walking adventure– we visited Washington D.C., colonial Williamsburg, and the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in KY! The trip was so much fun, and the ark was AMAZING!!! Has anyone else been there? I hope to send some fun pictures of our adventures for next week’s post! :)

    As that was our “big vacation”… this summer I will be working full-time! :)

    1. What a fantastic walking adventure, Natalie!! Wow, that’s quite a trip. :) I haven’t been to the ark… yet! We do hope to go one day soon. <3

  14. Such fun pictures!

    Yes, I plan to keep walking. It’s so easy to not take care of myself in the busyness of life, so this has been a super good challenge for me, and I’ve enjoyed it a lot! My big summer plans include doing two camps for children in foster care, fixing up my future home, and planning for my October wedding.

    Blessings to each of you fellow Spring100 friends!

    1. Well, you have a busy but truly blessed summer!! ๐Ÿ’“ Enjoy every moment of it. โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’–

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