"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tough Monday.

It has been a tough MONDAY!
I slept really bad. Which made it hard to get up. From that point I struggled all day.
I didn't get to run until after 10am. I had a meeting at the school at 8. I coach a bunch of runners who have joined our schools running club. I use the term "Coach" loosely. It is more like encourage, motivate and encourage. With a few tips, accountability and support.

The problem was I had nothing in the tank to run this morning. I really wanted to run 10 miles. My number lowered as soon as my feet stumbled on the dreadmill. 8 miles seemed more realistic. As I struggled to get to mile 2 I had no idea how I was going to pick up my legs 8 more miles.
My legs were heavy and useless.
It seriously took everything I had to get me to 8 miles. I watched CNN on the TV.
Here is what was trending:
  • Alec Baldwin is leaving the public eye...And wanting to go into politics. He sounds confused. Like most of Hollywood.
  • NFL wants to ban the "N" word. I thought it was funny that they think they can monitor language but do nothing about obscene drunkenness, drugs or domestic abuse. Seems like they should get a handle on that first. 
  • Mysterious illness affects California children with similarities to Polio.
Distance: 8.31
Pace: 7:56

I hoped that the cold plunge and a hot shower would do miracles.
Not so much.

On a Good Note. Afterall we should always end on a good note.
  • Washed and Dried my Ipod: not good.  The headphones still worked: good. Bad news IPod was a bit waterlog and washed up. For the first time we bought the Warrenty that covers everything: GOOD NEWS...I got a NEW IPOD!!
  • Austin won his Basketball game against Fenton by 1 point!!!


  1. How do you manage that pace after doing 17 yesterday??! you are awesome! Remember the post you just did on recovery?? (hint hint ;-) hugs and hope you sleep better..supplemented running with xc skiing over weekend - sooooo nice to gey fresh air (even.if it was cold!)

    1. Funny Danielle. I hardly did manage. I thought maybe I would feel a little better doing that pace but it hurt really bad. I would probably hurt more if I went skiing though!

  2. In what universe is that distance or pace a crappy run?? :) great job getting it done! Hope you feel better :)

  3. Sleeping bad then trying to run is the worst, you pulled it off with amazing time! Congrats to your Son! We had our first daughter's our basketball tournament last night, unfortunately we were beat and we won't be advancing. My daughter shed some tears, and said well there is always running lol! My 2nd daughter's will be on Friday. I am off to science camp for a few days. I am not "allowed" to run because I will be in charge of 8 girls and I can't leave them alone, and I guess I can't force them to run with me! Have a great week! Carri~A Running bee

    1. WOW, you are BUSY. You are going to be really itching to get a run in. I feel bad for your daughter and her basketball game. And there is always RUNNING! I Love that IDEA!!