Since our family was flying to Minnesota very early the next morning I decided to get my long run in the night before. It started out very strange because as I ran I felt like I was slowly trudging along but when my audio coach gave me updates it was saying I was doing a pace under 9 min/mi which just didn’t seem possible. Then for the first half of the run I was just cruising. The second half of the run was a very different story. I’m not sure why I just hit the wall but it happened. I eventually decided to cut the run short at a half marathon distance. Giving how slow my pace was the last few miles I expected a terrible finishing average pace. Seeing what I ended with I can’t complain too much. I can definitely say the less then stellar nutrition of the week is probably what sabotaged my run. We’ll see what a week of running in Minnesota brings. #HWI #Run4Water #WhyIRun #GRGus
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I didn’t get this posted yesterday, it was a busy day with family celebrating my son’s birthday. It was nice weather in the morning for a run. #HWI #Run4Water #WhyIRun #RiverBankRun
“The primary purpose of prayer is not to change circumstances; the primary purpose of prayer is to change us!” – Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson
I almost didn’t make it out this morning after a rather late night and not much sleep. Even though I didn’t get my 5 miles in according to the plan I did get yesterday’s 3 Miles in today. #HWI #KCC #Run4Water #WhyIRun #GRHalfMarathon #RiverBankRun
So this morning, after making it about a quarter of a mile from home, I realized I had forgotten to grab my water when I walked out the door. At that point I really didn’t feel like going back home and starting my run over. The first half of the run was OK, but the second half was a bit more of a struggle without my water, making my #Run4Water mean even more than normal. As I continued through my run, #WhyIRun was at the forefront of my mind. My struggle doesn’t even compare to the daily struggle for clean water that those in Sierra Leone, Africa face. I had the benefit of a virtually unlimited supply of water waiting for me after the run….
It was a tough morning getting started, but I got it done. #HWI #Run4Water #WhyIRun #RiverBankRun
We had a fun day as a family at the Air Zoo. We’d never been there but this month there was a reciprocity deal with the Grand Rapids Public Museum. I love the reciprocity deals you get with memberships. Nice to try some new things. #FamilyOuting #GRPM #AirZoo