Have you read the word today regarding the Great Cloud of Witnesses? Well the patriarchs of old (in Hebrews 11) Are those who are like us, been there, done that and have a T-shirt too. They have had trials, and challenges in life too but still held on to their faith in God.
Now Hebrews 12:1 also tells us that we are in a race that was designed for us by God. This race was specifically ordained by God to train us to run this life and gain the prize set before us which is Eternal Life with Jesus Christ. We are to run this race (chosen Life) with patience and endurance, not murmuring and complaining!!
So, You are a runner for Christ and there will be obstacles in your path, but seek the Lords guidance and strength to persevere! If you want to know how to run give me a comment and I will answer you