Today’s training run was an intense interval run that pretty much required my complete focus. I only had 30 seconds to “recover” between my 6 minute long 8 minutes/mile pace intervals, and there were 8 of those. I had quite a few misses, and I was short on my final distance by about .02 miles, but overall I still knocked it out with a good time. #HWI #Run4Water #WhyIRun #RiverBankRun
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It was a crisp morning so starting out I was a tad chilly but after getting in about a mile a warmed up. That’s one of the upsides of winter running, there is a lot of motivation to keep running. When you slow down you can get cold pretty quickly. On the flip side, summer runs are challenging to try and cool down without just having to stop. Winter running has it’s challenges of course. I can recall a time when I experienced a pretty terrible winter run, all due to not being properly prepared. It was a couple of years ago and I was doing around an 8 mile run. I had to cut things short because I was freezing cold. That was not…
I really enjoy being able to just turn on the workout worship music and just run while having one-on-one time, just me and God. This morning the Rusch family was on my mind and is in my prayers. I spent 10 years working at a Christian camp and was blessed to work with some many amazing people serving and ministering to others. I am totally blown away when I hear of the trials many of them end up going through. I do still trust in God’s truth that “in this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world.” I can’t even imagine what it is going to be like for the Rusch family but I know that God will be…
Got my first run in since coming back from #SierraLeone after trying to recover from jet lag and a cold. Felt great to be back out there, definitely with a whole new perspective of why I’m running. Spent a lot of time thinking about those I encountered in Sierra Leone as well as those running in the Bay Shore run today. #HWI #HessLakeRun #GRMarathon #Run4Water
It wasn’t a rainy morning but it sure was foggy. It was still good weather for a run. However, note to self, always wear nip guards on longer runs. I enjoy having the extended runs during the week as it gives me more quiet time. Getting enough sleep is the biggest problem though with the longer runs. I know that I’d probably do better with my runs if I generally got more sleep. I spent some time reflecting on my trip to Sierra Leone during my prayer time. That also prompted me to lift of the #HWI team as we continue to raise support for more wells in Africa. #GRMarathon #Run4Water #WhyIRun #WaterIsLife Give Water, Give Life – https://timn.me/2t9D4ne
What motivates me? There are a few things. My health, my family, water for the people of Sierra Leone Africa, and time alone with God. Oh, and I am a little crazy and actually enjoy it.