it may sound a little selfish to you, but i guess what i meant to say is that i wanted someone who would be excited to run, like i am (cough* sometimes), and someone who could do judo-chop moves if i ever get abducted by a creepy woman-runner killer. in other words, i don't want to run by myself.
its boring and dangerous.
so i prayed for it for a couple of months. the prayer made its way into my prayer journal, and though it may seem trivial, i thought i could bring it to God anyways.
lo, and behold, about a month ago i got a consistent running partner.
and not only did i get a consistent running partner, but i got about twelve or so--no joke, God directed me to a large group of intermediate runners, who go about 20 miles or so a week. some skip, some sleep, some are busy, but the running always goes on, and at least 5 will show on a regular basis.
and they're all awesome, encouraging, challenging in a good way, and women of God.
except a couple of the husbands, they're not women, but they are of God and one of them does wear awfully short shorts during the long runs.
the hilarity of it never gets old.
but the whole realization that not only my prayer got answered, but it got answered x12 is really amazing if you think about it. it puts more life to the verse ephesians 3: "now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond what we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen!"
they call themselves c-towners. and you better watch out.