It starts to hurt. Push through. You can do this.
Run your race, push your pace. Don’t let the crowd distract you from the goal.
The middle mile will make or break you. It doesn’t matter if it’s 5k or a marathon, the middle part is where the goal is achieved.
At the start the adrenaline propels you, at the end the finish line drags you in. But in the trudging of the middle miles you prove yourself.
So is life and this race we run on the route to the glorious end set before us.
Lord, please give us strength to endure to the end with that finish line in site, and it’s you we see waiting on the other side.