Thanks for your comment, Julie, and for asking how things are going. It’s nice to know someone is thinking of me. I enjoy that extra push to update my blog as it’s actually one of the FUN things to do in my day.
My new running shoes are working out GREAT! And I haven’t missed a training run yet. I run M/W/F. Lately all my runs are on the treadmill (so boring). Last Wed I ran 6 sets of 7 minutes with the last set bumped to 8 minutes.
Then Friday I ran 4 sets of 10 minutes.
Monday was hard! I sat in my bed NOT wanting to get up. I contemplated for a good 5 minutes the consequences of not running, why I am running, do I really want to run, etc. Then I just stopped thinking and got up and did it. Too much thinking can not be good sometimes.
I put on the movie “Groundhog Day” - which isn’t the best movie to watch when you’re running as it just repeats itself. However, I ran two sets: 15 minutes and then 24 minutes! It wasn’t quite 3 miles but it was the long sets that I felt good about. And I DID IT. I could have stayed in bed and nothing but my own will power made me get up and run. That at least gives me power over myself!
I think I’m ready to run a 5k straight through now... if I don’t second think myself to death. I pray to find a running buddy!! I pray to find more buddies, period!
Last Friday was a double whammy run day for me as well. Our church women’s basketball team played our first real game and we won 25-24. Wow, was that a totally fun work out. There was a very aggressive player on the other team and I wanted to guard her. I felt so riled up to STOP her momentum and be that player that reined her in. Defense has always been my strength in bb. I also realized that I am probably 10 years OLDER than everyone else playing... which is weird because I actually don’t feel that way! My pedometer showed that I ran for 2 miles during that game alone! That is a fun way to rack up the steps.
I certainly have my obstacles to break through lately... as we all do. Things I wish I weren’t so tender and sensitive about. Longings of my heart that just bring me heartache. Yesterday was a hard day for me and by the end of the day I was depleted of joy and just sad. So I gave in and allowed Brent to take me and my daughter for a frozen yogurt at 9pm at night. I loaded up that yogurt cup too and savored every last bite. I knew I’d feel guilty later, because it wasn’t on my plan. I was trying to hold off having a frozen yogurt until my gal trip to Oregon next month. And do I really need a frozen yogurt to cheer me up? (I don’t want to answer that right now...)
So there you have it. Life is hard, life is painful, sometimes you may want to just climb back into bed.... YET Life is still SOO GOOD and SOO worth Living!!