This last week my family and I, along with thousands of other Northern California families were evacuated due to potential flooding. While evacuated, we had so many questions such as, “How long will we be evacuated for?” “Is school/work going to be cancelled for tomorrow, for the whole week?” “How likely is it that we’re going to lose our home and everything in it?” “Are we able to return home to grab some things we have forgotten?” “Are there looters in our neighborhoods breaking into homes?” etc.
Through facing these fears and more, I was reminded by Hope Point‘s pastor that, “Hope is greater than fear.”
The first thing I had to do as I began to write my 2016 Year in Review, was to calculate how many races I ran in 2016. I opened up an Excel spreadsheet, looked through my Instagram feed, and began adding each race date, name, and distance. I was shocked when I concluded with this:
Stop and picture for a moment someone who has inspired or motivated you to do better, be better, and move better. Now, picture someone who you’d like to motivate. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to find something small to give to someone to help encourage them?