Written for #RunReadWrite– Lauren Fleshman’s five minute writing prompt, “Beneath my feet…”
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Beneath my feet, there is purpose. Every step has a meaning. Not one is an accident.
Beneath my feet, there is power. Literal actual power being transferred to the ground from the force at which I hit the ground multiplied by the velocity I am traveling.
Beneath my feet, there is joy. Joy from knowing The Lord. Joy from new opportunities. Each stride causes my heart to dance just a little bit, knowing that I’m getting better, knowing that I’m getting stronger.
Beneath my feet, there are blisters and calluses. Lots of them. Blisters that reflect the pain that I willingly put myself through to push my limits. Calluses that reflect the hard work I put in day after day, week after week, month after month.
Beneath my feet, there are miles. Many many miles.
Beneath my feet there is love. Love for Jesus. Love for this sport. Love for the people in this sport.
Beneath my feet there is strength. Strength that gives my feet the ability to withstand the force of my body pushing down on the ground every time I strike.
Beneath my feet, there is faith. Faith to chase my dreams. Faith to take more risks. Faith in the gospel of Jesus.
Beneath my feet there is passion. Passion for racing. Passion for competing. Passion for life.