I’ve heard that when you are on the right track, that is when you will face the most obstacles from the devil himself. I guess that explains this week. I’m not complaining; I hope struggle indicates that I’m doing exactly what I should be.
To recap, Sunday, I went for a run with hubby. He graciously agreed to kick off my training with me and was promptly stung by a bee mid run. His face is still a little swollen. I don’t think the poor guy will be running with me again for a while.
Monday, I excitedly printed out my first 12 weeks of training, plastered it in the fridge, and went on what amounted to the hardest fought three mile run I’ve ever had. The kind of hard that makes you wonder if 13.1 miles is going to feel like death. The training program is at least helping me push myself, though, because even through the toughness of those miles, I had the fastest three mile run to date.
Yesterday was the antithesis of training. I left for work at 6:30 in the morning and got home at 5:20, with just enough time to eat some dinner before dialing into back to back conference calls from 6 to 10. No running, stretching, or cross training in that schedule.
I’m trying to remind myself that a few bad days of training won’t ruin the goal I have. I’m praying that I don’t start feeling “behind” in my training and fund raising. Would anyone out there pray for encouraging thoughts for me this week?
Lastly, would everyone out there pray for a sweet friend of mine. She’s on a mission trip starting today. As I just start the journey of raising funds for my trip next year, I find it fitting to pray for her trip. She’s going to China to work with special needs children in orphanages. She’s an occupational therapist and an adoptive mother herself. She saw the faces in need of love and answered a call. Pray for her safe journey, and a peaceful and open heart. She’s leaving her the kids at home, so pray that she doesn’t worry over them too much. Pray that they have a wonderful and easy time with their dad as they get some good time together as well.
Thanks guys, I hope the rest of the week treats us all well. Let me know if you have any training tips, or runners words of encouragement. For now, I’m resting on Philippians 4:13.
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