|Our group before the race began.|
|Britni and I starting the race. (before the shin splints)|
|Crossing the finish line.|
|After the race. Four in our group won awards!!|
You see, this wasn't just about getting in shape or completing a race, for me, it was a much greater victory than either of those great accomplishments. For me, it was the next step up a ladder out of the pit of a General Anxiety Disorder I have been fighting. On this very weekend, one year ago, I was taken by ambulance, while walking, to the ER. At the time, I didn't know what was wrong but through that visit and following visits with my doctor, they categorized what I was having as panic attacks from anxiety. It has been a long journey. With the help of the Lord Jesus, medicine and the support of loving family and friends, the dark tunnel is getting brighter every day. This will not be the last 5K for me, Lord willing. New training goals start on Monday. As one of our signs said "All things are possible with God". If I can do this- anyone can.