Crossing the Finish line!!! || 100MileMonday

Wow, we have come to our FINAL 100mileMonday post for this challenge!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ How unbelievable is that? πŸ’– NOW is the time to log your mileage for WEEK 13! If you have any question as to whether all 13 of your mile logs have been received, please don’t hesitate to send me an email atΒ ! I will send your log over asap. πŸ™ƒAlrighty, before we move forward with some OUTRAGEOUS fun and EXCITEMENT for the final Spring100 post, PLEASE fill out your FINAL FORM NOW! πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»

READ: You have until 11:59pm tonight(June 19th, 2017) to complete your 100 and qualify for the Spring100 prize! If you can submit your final miles BY Thursday, June 22, that would be fantastic. Β  I will be tallying up each participant’s mileage and sending out an email for your shipping address (if I don’t already have them) within the next 72 hours. PLEASE keep your eyes open for that email and response as soon as humanly possible! πŸ˜‰πŸ’›




“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:13-14

CONGRATULATIONS!! πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒY’all are crossing the finish line for the 2017 SpringπŸ’―!!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

It has been a fantastic 13 WEEKS, hasn’t it?!☺️ What began as a simple idea turned into a fantastic challenge, truly blessed by the Lord, and I am completely overwhelmed and grateful for the turn-out we have had for our first Spring100! Guys & gals from across the globe have joined together… from Kansas to France to Mexican and back again and I am truly blown away! :) During this Spring100 challenge, thousands of miles have been walked/run+logged, goals met, races finished, hurtles overcome[y’all broken bones, bronchitis, and flooding is no small feat! ]friends made, and really a lot of encouraging fun enjoyed! πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜„ We have all had the same goal and that is to run the race set before us with endurance, whether it be the physical race or spiritual! Today is the final 2017 100MileMonday post and it’s really bitter-sweet. Out of all those who joined nearly 2/3rds of the Spring100ers have officially crossed the finish line and there are a few rounding the corner. I hear some of y’all will be putting in quite a few miles today just to make their goal of 100 miles by the end of this challenge[deadline is tonight at 11:59pm!] WAY TO GO!!πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ For those who weren’t able to finish,Β  don’t give up and join me next year.Β  :) Y’all have done a great job and I have been so blessed to see your endurance and determination! Thank you for joining me for the first official SPRING100! This challenge has been made possible by all you and your active participation. YOU have blessed me! :) My prayer for each of you today is that you would leave this challenged encouraged in the Lord and ready to tackle whatever challenges come your way as you find your strength in our Lord + set your sight on Him.Β  Lord willing, I will see y’all next year for the 2018 Spring100!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

πŸ’πŸΌY’all, we have a super special Spring100 story below from Charity! πŸ’– I can’t tell you how much her email and and all the photo submission made my day. πŸ˜πŸ˜„β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ DON’T leave until you make sure to leave her a congratulations in the comment section! Β Scroll down and enjoy all the fantastic photos from some of our Spring100ers!!πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

Charity wrote, “Thanks so much for hosting the SPRING100 challenge! I’m finally submitting some pictures… seven weeks into the challenge I took the walk of a lifetime on St Augustine beach. I thought it was just going to be a sunrise walk with my family, but then my best friend proposed to me there!” CONGRATULATIONS Charity!! How exciting is this>! Rejoicing with you and absolutely loving the photos. πŸ’žβ˜ΊοΈ

Austin + Kandace grabbing their miles on the treadmill! I’ve so enjoyed seeing their dedication. Way to go!!πŸ’ͺπŸ˜πŸ’›

-Melanie’s enjoying a windy walk for her last few miles. Loved having This sweet Ohio friend join this challenge!!Β  Well done, Melanie!!πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ’ž
-Sarah overcame huge obstacles 😱and miraculously finished her Spring100! πŸŽ‰This photo was taken just as she finished her final miles!! Fantastic job, Sarah. 😁

-Katelyn didn’t let her late start get the better of her! She’s been hustling to make it to mile 100 and this picture proves she did it. :) Love this final mile photo!! Way to go, Katelyn(and crew!!)πŸ’–

Bethany & Hannah have added so much fun and joy to the Spring100!! Love Bethany’s victory 100 mile photo. Thank youΒ  ladies for joining!! πŸ’ž

-Snapped this pic as Nathanael was jogging until midnight last night to catch up on a few miles! I have enjoyed seeing how he has gone above and beyond this challenge. Thank you for joining the challenge Nathanael!!πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ˜ƒ
-Leah should win “Spring100 encourager” award! Her photos, comments, and constant encouragement has been such a blessing and boost. Thank you LEAH!!☺️❀️

Mom walked her very last mile this morning with my Dad by her side! He vowed that he would help her get to 100miles even if he had to carry her half the way! πŸ˜†

Elisha + Adele have been inspirational and encouraging during the Spring100! Way to go, Elisha.Β  You have been committed and faithful!πŸ‘β€οΈ

Proof that Miles can be accomplished even during business trips! πŸ˜‰
-Grace + Micah grabbed a walk at the Dallas Trade Center and Sarah successfully snagged a few miles while convention photographing in CO! Loved having you ladies join the Spring100. THANK YOU!!β˜ΊοΈπŸ’žπŸ’“πŸ’ž

Natalie was a faithful Spring100er even on Vacation!!πŸ‘Œ Β It’s been a pleasure having you join us, Natalie. Thankful for your faithful participation!!☺️

-If Abel is one thing, it’s disciplined! And the Spring100 was no exception!!😝 This is his 100 mile victory thumbs up! Thanks for being a part of the challenge Abel. Wouldn’t have been the same without you!!πŸ‘πŸ‘
– Sharon has blessed us with beautiful views and spring snow! 😍Her walks have been enjoyed in the lovely state of Colorado and we’ve enjoyed having her join the Spring100.Β  Thank you, Sharon!!

-Lydia has gone way above and beyond and shes always been super faithful to help me retrieve Spring100 photos for my 100mileMonday posts! Thank you a million times over, Lydia!!! πŸ˜πŸ’›
-Catherine joined in the photo submission fun this week! She’s grabbing a break in between taxing ;) work! Way to go, Catherine. So happy to have you!!

Julie + Annie have been so fun to have in this challenge! I can tell by their photos they have both energy and spunk.πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Thank you for blessing me by joining this challenge Annie & Julie! You have done a wonderful job!!πŸ’“

-Emmi has been our youngest and perhaps most energetic Spring100er. πŸ˜„πŸ’ž She has informed me that I am a slow walker! Thanks for keeping us company on our Spring100 walks, Emmi. You did a great job!!
-Way to go everyone! Keep on running with endurance in the days ahead as you find your strength in the Lord. He truly is faithful!!πŸ’›

“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.Β  For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”
Hebrews 12:1-4

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

24 thoughts on “Crossing the Finish line!!! || 100MileMonday

  1. Congratulations, everyone!!! πŸ‘πŸ»It was so great doing this, wasn’t it?! Here’s to another one next year! 😊
    So excited for you, Charity! May God bless you as you move forward into the glorious adventure called marriage!
    THANK YOU AGAIN for hosting this, Rachel!

    1. Congratulations, Elisha! I can’t believe how much Adele has changed since I saw her a few short weeks ago! She is too precious!πŸ˜„πŸŒΈπŸ’•

  2. β€œIt is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.”
    ‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:22-23‬

    Congratulations to everyone who has worked SO hard… and Praise the Lord that HE has brought us through the finish line!πŸŽ‰πŸ’—πŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

    Congratulations, Charity! I was overwhelmed with JOY and gratitude to the Lord as I heard your special Spring 100 proposal story.πŸ˜πŸ’•

    What a BEAUTIFUL, happy ending to a fun and reflective challenge. Thank you for hosting this, Rachel!❀️

    1. Thank you for joining, snapping Spring100 walking selfies, and commenting Micah! 😁❀️ Loved having you!! :):)

      Psalm 147:11

  3. Charity! Congratulations! You two look amazing and so happy! What a sweet story and an incredible beach proposal!

    Hey y’all, I loved all the new faces I saw in this post. Good job EVERYONE!

    Rachel, a heartfelt thank you for your tireless encouragement these last 13 weeks. You have put so many hours into each post–I know that for a fact. You have a heart to bless others, and may Luke 6:38 be evident in your life: “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

    I’ve been so blessed by this group!

    1. Aw, thank you so so much Sarah!!! πŸ’–πŸ˜Šβ˜ΊοΈ This challenge has been extremely fun to host and through all those who have joined I have been so tremendously blessed!! Thank you for joining the fun, sending photos, commenting, and all your extreme dedication/determination. πŸ’žπŸ˜ƒ

      2 Corinthians 5:7 πŸ’›

  4. Wow! I think this has to be the most fun post yet. It is so encouraging to see ALL the faces of the participants of the Spring 100.
    And what a nice video recap, Rachel!

    Congratulations Charity! That is wonderful news. A lovely photo of you two.

    Good job Austin and Candice on finishing!

    Melanie, I love your hat and lovely smile!

    Way to go Sarah!! Even through obstacles you finished strong.

    Katelyn, your girls are so cute. :)

    Wonderful job, Bethany and Hannah! Loved seeing your bright smiles. :)

    Great job getting your miles in while traveling, Sarah!

    Natalie, I love your photo from the ark!

    Lovely view, Sharon!

    Elisha, what a sweet photo of Adele. She is precious.

    Nice job, Catherine! (Love that headwrap, by the way.)

    Great work, Julie and Annie!!

    All the Leake siblings had some really creative and lively photos each week! They were a day brightener for sure.

    Loved seeing your beautiful smile each week, Rachel!

    Thanks everyone for your support and accountability. Looking forward to next spring!!

    Happy Summer!

    1. CONGRATULATIONS on completing 100 miles!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Thank you again for joining and encouraging all the Spring100ers. Happy Summer to you, Leah!!πŸ’–

      Psalm 34:5

  5. Great job EVERYONE!! Congratulations Charity!!!πŸŽ‰β€οΈπŸ’ Loved the video Rachel… thank you for hosting this challenge, it’s been so much fun!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  6. I got my miles in yesterday but I’m terribly sorry for submitting them morning instead of last night! Blake and Addie had me in bed early and I completely for got! I totally understand if it’s too late!! Thank you again, Rachel, for the encouraging and inspiring challenge, for all your hard work and thought, and for spurring us on to Jesus!

    1. NOOOOO!!! Not too late at all. :) Y’all can submit your miles any time in the next few days.:) Thank YOU so much for joining us, Anne! I have been so blessed to have you in this challenge.πŸ’–β˜ΊοΈ

      PSALM 84:11-12

  7. Congratulations everyone!!! It’s been so wonderful to see the faces of Spring 100 every week. Hannah, Bethany, Charity, Elisha, Sharon, Leah, Sarah M., Kandace, katelyn, Adele, Kathryn, Emmaline, Emmi, Rebekah, Joel, Micah, Rachel, Austin, Ruth, Nathanael, Abel, Mrs. Ehlinger, Melanie, Joseph, Hope, Faith, Sarah B., AND ALL THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS I can’t recall by name…. It’s been so wonderful walking with you!!!!

  8. Congratulations to everyone, whether you walked the full 100 or are like me and just came close! :) It has been an honor to exercise ‘with’ all of you! :) May the Lord bless you all as you seek Him this summer!!

    1. It’s been a honor to have you join the SPRING100, Melanie!! Your enthusiasm and lovely smile have made these posts all the more joy-filled. :) :) <3

      Psalm 145:19

  9. Thank you again Rachel for your hosting Spring 100 and for the weekly inspiration from your posts!😁

    Lovely pictures everyone!

    And thank you to each of you congratulated me… So sweet of y’all! Truly to God be the glory, great things He has done! I’m excited to start this new season in life.

    Blessings to all,

    1. Thank you for a wonderful set of Spring100 photos. It made the last post truly the “best yet”!! We so loved having you in the Spring100. πŸ’–

      Psalm 37:4-5

  10. Good job y’all!!!
    It was so much fun to do this with everyone!! :D
    Congratulations Charity!!!! So excited for you! The pictures are lovely :)
    I loved seeing all the pics everyone sent! A day brightener for sure ;)

    Thank you once again Rachel!! This was awesome!!!

    Have a wonderful summer everyone!!

Leave a comment and make my day! ;)