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I created this blog as a way to "Keep up with the Joneses"! We feel so blessed to get to spend everyday together and my hope is that this blog is a way for us to look back and remember our journey together! I know this will evolve and I cannot wait to see what it turns in to. I have recently added my side business on to the blog. I taking a leap of faith with my photography and cannot wait to see what happens. I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

13.1 DONE

Well I am super excited to say that Sunday I completed my second half marathon. It all started back in January when my friend Kori asked a bunch of us at small group to run a half marathon, a few of us agreed and we started training the next day. Morgan and I quickly became running buddies, I knew I could not do this alone! Having her to run with the last 3 months has been so fun. We grew in our friendship and were able to experience this together. We had many great conversations, prayer sessions and precious time together. The whole time we were doing this my prayer has been for the lord to help me with discipline. God taught me so much about myself through this and to him I give the Glory! If you know me at all you know I am an anxious person. Sunday was no different, I was so nervous and to be quite honest I am not really sure why. The worst that would happen is that I would have to walk some. I said a prayer, went to the starting line and started running! The first 7 miles were awesome, I felt so great and I was honestly in shock because it was the longest I had run with out walking at all. Mile 8 hit and I started to fatigue, I kept going because I was more afraid that if I started walking I might not start up again. Mile 9, 10 & 11 were the hardest of the entire race, but we pushed on. Mile 12 came and we kicked it in to gear and finished the race in 2 hours and 19 minutes putting us at a 10:36 pace, faster than we trained! Crossing the finish line was incredible and it is a day I will never forget!
Pre-Race pictures 



Lake Selfie 
Our cheering Section 



Crossing the Finish Line 

We did it!!! 




Celebratory Brunch 


Thankful for friends, running and life changing experiences, 

MJ 

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