Well, I finally decided what to do to celebrate my 50th birthday in 2009. I plan on running the Oklahoma portion of the Chisholm Trail!
The Chisholm Trail was used to move Texas Longhorn cattle from Texas up through Oklahoma (Indian Territory back then) up to Kansas where they could have access to the railway & ship cattle to the east. Back in 1867, the first herd of longhorn cattle were driven up the trail.
Although the original trail goes through a lot of provetly owned land, the trail roughly follows Hwy 81. The distance is approximately 150 miles & if I run a marathon distance (26.2 miles) per day, it should take approximately 10 days!
Is there a point to this madness? The point is that we can accomplish impossible tasks with our mind focused on God. We have all read the parable of the mustard seed. It just takes faith, unwaivering faith that all things are possible to those who trust in the Lord.
I will be looking for help from many friends & local entities. From support on the road, to running gear (shoes, socks, etc.), to food & lodging. I will be raising money for the purchase of wheelchairs or prosthetics for those who cannot afford them.
As plans begin to come together, I will continue updating my blog.
God Bless you. And may your faith give you the understanding that you can overcome unsurmountable odds with God on your side.
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