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, August 24, 2009

Week of Aug. 17 Summary

By the end of the week, I had run more often than I had in a long time. This week I had put in some slower runs to build up my stamina. My plans are to do this off and on before adding more miles in an individual run. I ran 5 out of 7 days with a total mileage of 19 miles. (Wish I had known I was so close, I'd have done an extra mile somewhere to equal 20.)

Tuesday we planned to run a 2-miler at the Longleaf Trace. It was a partner run and Kent and I wanted to do something different. After training on Monday to see if we could run together easy, we were ready; but the weather had other intentions. A front was coming in and the run was postponed Tuesday. It is to be rescheduled next Tuesday.

Saturday, the 22nd, Kent and I ran in the Oak Grove High School 5k. This is the first race we've run since May and the first time I'd run hard since my hip started hurting. So far, so pain! I won my age group with an 8:46 mile pace. I was real excited to run so well. This gives me a good starting point to work from. The awards were real nice and made by High School students. They were ceramic in the shape of the state of Mississippi with different things written on them. A hole was made in the top where a black ribbon was tied through it. The one I chose was simple and had the school name, 5k, 2009, and the "warrior" Indian marking on it. The school is Oak Grove High School Warriors. The state was golden yellow with the edges painted black; these were their school colors (the same as USM.)

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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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