Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.
My day was going sideways. It seemed at 9:30am I had plenty of time to get everything done...But I didn't. As I counted my hours and recited my To-Do list I could not see the equation working in my Running favor.
I wanted to run 7. Yesterday I ran 13. But I had to just resign to the fact it was not going to happen.
Going on the Facts not on the Feelings!
I changed my run from a 7 miler to a 6 miler...
I can run on what I KNOW...or I can run on what I want....
- 1 mile I know is not the end all...
- More is not better...More weekly miles is what will prevent you from running 20 years down the road.
- At this point of my training for the marathon it is about quality runs not quantity miles. Getting that Long run is essential.
- A friend of mine "Trisha" was training for a marathon,she had a long run every week but she had short runs consisting of single digits only a couple more times through out her training week.
- It is equally as important to have a healthy diet as it is to run. This is important for healing and energy.
- A couple miles difference in your overall mileage is not the end all in your training.
I May BE getting OLD But I am NOT giving IN!!I ran it hard, It hurt. I was breathing heavy, feeling different aches and pains and convincing myself "This is GOOD."
I do not run this hard as of late. Funny how the moment your lungs beg for air, and you body whines in disagreement with your decision to run like hell, my mind says "You fool. STOP."
I felt every hour or every minute of my age out there today. My mind was in FULL agreement with my body that I am getting OLD.
I looked down at my legs as I saw 38 years old-all over them. With little dimples laughing at me as I was trying to stay strong and youthful...the skin on my legs fell loose across my muscles, the firmness diminishing and leaving behind a haunting reality that I am not in my 20's anymore.
My knees and my ankles took turns abusing me with moments of quietness but just enough to come back at me for one more round of aggravation.
"Anita, shut up and run."
"Let it hurt, catch your breath, then go hard again. Feel the pain, Embrace the moment, and make the most out of everything you have with in you."
"And Call on to GOD in thanks, In awe, in appreciation for the pain, the passion and the opportunity to FEEL it all."
THIS WEEKS Favorite PEOPLE!!!
"PYLE": made the list AGAIN!! Such a great leader for our JH small group. He found my camera when I lost it and helped me clean up after over 20 kids and adults left my house a MESS!
"AMANDA S"- New Bride as of Saturday. I was so honored to get to do the reading at her most special day. She was so beautiful. I still can not believe she asked me. One of the greatest moments of my life.
"Ariel"- My Niece. So proud of her. I love that girl like my own.
"Lisa H"- Great Friend...Good listener and encourager. She tells it like it is!
"Paster Cliff P" - Loves me for me. I have a lot I am working on (on me)..but he gently listens to my ramblings. One of the smartest men I know when it involves the Gods Word.
|Ariel is on the RIGHT and Sarah is on the left, Awesome nieces.|
Time: 46 min
"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength." Betty Fiedan
When Did you start feeling age creep in?? What were the signs???