John 3:16

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life."

Friday, January 23, 2009

Beautiful Day ...

It was a gorgeous day today, Friday. Though I dreaded getting out, I made myself get dressed and wouldn't take "no" for an answer. Yes, I do talk to myself; that is, talking me out of doing what I need to do. Boy, am I glad I did. My thinking was to run 4-5 miles but I felt great and the sun was warm and wonderful so I extended my run to 6 miles. I came in at a great 55 minutes! That is about 2 minutes faster than I've ever run it before. With the cold, I've not been able to run outside and I detest the treadmill. BUT ... I have little time now to prepare for the Half Marathon the first of March. I'm hoping losing a little weight, building my strength and core muscles, eating correctly (for running), keeping my body well-hydrated and keeping focused that I will be able to do the race without walking. This is my goal! No certain time, but continual running. Now ... my next challenge is to find somewhere I can run a distance without obstacles.

1 comment:

jeff and rebecca said...

I have no words of wisdom in the area of running for you! I will just say that I love you and hope you do well on your run. I know you will. Those other runners are going to start throwing in the towel when they see you coming. They will know they don't stand a chance!!!

Blogging Without Obligation

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