Let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us. – Hebrews 12:1
When you’re a sophomore in high school and a runner on the track team’s mile relay, a District Track Meet is a big deal. A win, or even a place in the top four positions could have given us (especially me) an automatic letter in track. I could hardly wait to get my high school letter jacket even if it meant wearing it in June in Florida.