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."

Monday, July 20, 2009

For the past 2-3 weeks, my right hip has hurt. I feel it when I walk and definitely do so when I run. Can't figure it out. Today, my right groin muscle 'stretched', if you may. In other words, it didn't completely pull as it quit hurting a couple of hours later. Don't think it actually pulled, but it hurt some right after my run. Kent and I talked about it and are wondering if my new Nike shoes are the problem...that'd figure!! They are the new Nike+ that house a chip that finds its home in the left shoes and records your running stats when it 'senses' the piece that goes into your iPod. It's kinda cool and am still learning. It has a lot of neat things it does to include selecting your playlist you want to hear while running, choosing a Power Song to play at any time, choosing your distance like 5k, 10k, half and whole marathon (as well as customizing your own mileage), choosing a time you want to run, etc., etc.

There IS a dilemma for me ... we were talking this morning after our wonderful (or should be) run and we noticed that the shoes look to pronate!! My feet are normal and my stride and foot strike is normal. The shoes were not advertised to be anything but normal. So, I'm going to test this theory tomorrow by using another pair of shoes and see if I feel different.

You do realize that I will be sick if this is the case...all the money down the drain for them to include the chip and sensor which are extra! BUT, I don't want to be hurt and that's priority. We'll see at the end of the week just how things are going.

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Blogging Without Obligation

After coming across what seemed to be the 4000th or so post on someone’s blog starting with “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile.” I decided it is time to rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it. I am thinking that no one should utter those words again . . .and with that thought I give you Blogging Without Obligation. •Because you shouldn’t have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill. •Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine. •Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing. •Because sometimes less is more. •Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog. •Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone. •Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be “bloggable”. •Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won’t be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .

Easy Snacks

You'll find some great and quick snacks to have on hand at this site. Though it refers to kids, they are great for anyone. After all, we're all humans! Run HERE to see them.

Meals for Energy

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Our Races Through 6-01-09

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