Perspective & Kids running


We had a guest speaker in Sunday School yesterday and he did a great job. He talked about how we see things and the effect that plays on our life. He was relating that to the life of Joseph.


Perspective plays such an important part in our life. Everyone has this idea of how they want their life to go. The problem is that life never goes the way that we plan and there are always bumps along the way. Life can be hard. It presents us with challenges and it is our natural reaction to try to avoid or to do everything we can to “fix” the hard times. The first thing we do is ask how can I get myself out of this. It is important to realize though that sometimes some of the best lessons are learned in the hard times. Wouldn’t it be better to ask ourselves what can I learn from this and how can it make me better?


What it comes down to is we choose. We decide. There are a lot of things that happen in life that we can not control, but we can control how we respond.

These same principles can also be applied to running. It can be easy to let a “bad” run or race, a missed workout, or an injury get us down. It doesn’t have to be that way though. We can use these situations as opportunities to become better, to become stronger and to inspire others.


I thought it was neat to see the change in perspective during the ever popular Like A Girl commercial. I love the response this generated. I loved seeing all the pictures that were posted of strong girls and women running. In case you missed it…..

Here are a few pictures that I shared of my girls as they run strong. I am proud that they #runlikeagirl




I love the things that they have learned and continue to learn from running.

Speaking of that, they are signed up for their first race this year! They are both doing the Garden Spot Kids Marathon again. I think this is such a fun idea! They will run 25 miles leading up to the race and then the race is 1.2 miles making it a total of 26.2 miles that they run :)!

How is your training going? Any bumps in the road?

Any kid races tat you just love?


  1. says

    This is absolutely true but sometimes hard to remember!! I try to keep my perspective on life as well as running and keep the “big picture” in mind. I love the way the girls can build to a marathon with that race!!! How cool. I’m hoping the boys will do their first race this year. They got sick for the one scheduled last fall so hopefully this spring will prove better.

    • Jen says

      Your boys are destined to be super fast Allie!!!! :). The girls love being able to tell their friends that they ran a marathon and I love that it keeps them motivated and gives them something to work towards.

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