Yes, obviously there's more running (jogging) to come, but there's more to this whole thing than just the running (jogging).
You see, this has been a long time coming. God started working in my heart several months ago, with regard to this effort. I was successful in ignoring it for a while; after all, why would I want to respond to whispers about running? Then, I thought "Okay God, I'll try it... I'll try to run," figuring that it would be a short-lived effort and then be done. Figuring that if I had tried to do what God was putting on my heart, that would be enough. I ran through the summer and completed a 5K in August. Finally, I could say that I did it, and (praise the Lord) be finished with running. Still, no; God wasn't finished with this whisper.
I only confided this to a couple of people, because it seemed somewhat crazy that God was whispering to me about running. Really, God? Running? I thought that He must have had me confused with my sister (who is actually a great runner), but of course, He didn't. So... I kept going out and doing it. It was miserable and it made me hurt -- a lot. Certainly God would give me a reprieve, after trying so hard for several months. Nope, still no ceasing with the whisper.
Guess what? He had other plans for me. I've finally realized that this whole thing was leading me to run in order to help others. What the...?? I know, it sounds kind of crazy. But it actually makes perfect sense (as God has a tendency of doing). I have been prompted to run a half marathon as a fundraiser for a group in Haiti. This organization has a variety of ways that they help Haitians, and I was introduced to them a couple of years ago when some friends of my sister's trained and completed a half marathon to raise money for them. Heartline of Haiti; mamas and babies -- that is why I will do this. Hopefully God will let me off the hook after May 6. Maybe He will give me another whisper; one that isn't so freaking painful. :)