Perseverance Can Lead to Accomplishment

Thank you very much for all the well wishes {& Prayers} everyone sent me via Family Brings Joy’s Facebook Page, my personal Facebook Page, Instagram, texts and comments written here.  I felt everyone’s love and encouragement.  It means the world to me!

All photos of me running & scenery are taken by PBC Sports Photography


We can persevere,


  1. Woo Hoo! So proud of you for running the race and finishing strong! I didn’t laugh to much at the sprinting picture but I did smile, what a great photo capturing the strength and determination you had to finish big. 🙂 I’m waiting to hear all about Blissdom after you get back, wish I could’ve joined you there, maybe next year? Hugs and love!
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  2. You did it!! You’re amazing! And I’m so glad you shared the pics–even the sprint one, since that’s, I’m sure, how I look when I’m giving what I thought I didn’t have left! Congrats to you 🙂
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  3. WOO HOOO! Look at you go, girly! I’m very proud of you for your accomplishment. 🙂 I’m not a runner but now I know I should at least believe in myself that I could be with hard work and perseverance.
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  4. Cheryl Beaty says

    Where there is a will, there is a way, I have always said. Your perseverance with your training when it was so hard to do really did pay off. I am so proud of you. It took a lot of perseverance to complete the race and in such good time. So glad you did it safely. What a good feeling it must have been for you to go through the finish line. Such a life accomplishment. I admire you so much and no one came take these accomplishments away from you. Love you so much. Mom

  5. You rock! My best friend, also a Shan 😉 , just ran her first half. Way to go!!!!
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  6. Beautiful layout! Lovely “snapshot”of the day. Thanks for setting this goal for yourself and inviting me to join you! I had a wonderful weekend and am still so amazed at God’s provision and faithfulness on race day. I hope you are starting to feel better. So….when’s your next race?????

  7. Wonderful job! I admire you so much! I love the picture at the end and I’m glad you shared it with us! You ought to be so proud of yourself. What an inspiration! (And, by the way, a lovely location!:) )
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  8. I am so happy for your achievement.. This is really something to be proud of! Thanks for sharing this with you.. You really are a good inspiration to us.. 🙂 Keep up!
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  9. Wahoooo! Nice one Shan! And I love the end photo – not just because it reminds us that we actually look like we’re working when we’re working (unlike magazines!) but because it shows a confidence in yourself that you deserve . Rock the sweat, girl!
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