"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

Thursday, March 26, 2015


4:45am. "UGH, close your eyes maybe you will go back to sleep." Wide wake with nothing to do but get up.
COFFEE...The house was so quiet. Everyone asleep I curled up with my bible, a perfect cup of coffee and a throw.
It was going to be a good day.
The girls were meeting at my house to run at 8:30.

Danielle was waiting for us at Clover Park for a 9 mile run. This week was a step down week. Between getting sick and stepping down my miles are way down!
Last week I had close 50 miles, this week I will be lucky to get 40.

Jama, Danielle, Lacey and I looked like quite the posse. All four of us are training for Bayshore Marathon in May.
Danielle had our course mapped out to perfection. We had a trail, some dirt roads and a lot of hills.
We were just getting in our groove when we all saw her. One wicked wench of a half mile incline. Danielle had a very pleasant grin plastered on her face, the rest of us started whining at the first sight. It seriously looked like a highway to heaven it was so long. I personally didn't know whether to laugh or cry. We sounded like a bunch of nagging woman all complaining about this beast. By the time we reached the top we were all in a slight goofy laugh, you know the ones that sound half crazed.
"We get to go down that though on our way back!" Danielle so positive. Too bad it was only 1 of 2!

5 Tips for Running Hills:
  1. Hill Sprints- Steepest hill you can find 10-15 seconds attacking her. Take a 2-3 minute to recover completely! Just do a few of these your first time.
  2. Long hills- These hills are great to do a few times taking a few minutes to get up. They are hard however going down multiple times on your legs. You will take a pounding.
  3. ITBand- If you are struggling with this hill are NOT your best company. Hills will aggravate and worsen your condition. Especially the downhill.
  4. Keep your posture upright, chest up. Picture yourself holding a rope that's secured at the top of the hill.
  5. Keep your eyes focused on the top of the hill, eyes up and focus on the finish.

9 miles

I dropped below the 3 figure mark. I can not figure out what is going on with me. Eating is not a main priority of mine but I like food. I just hate taking the time to sit and eat.
Cachexic- this is the word my dear husband calls me. I will spare you with the picture he attached to it, is grotesque and not scorning him any points. I of course gave him a choice word and sent him a picture in return. It was not a very Godly wifey thing therefore I will put a period here. But it was funny!
I ATE good today. I even ate bad, but I ATE. I ate so much for dinner I have a food baby.
I enjoyed Girl Scout cookies, Tagalongs, I felt a little healthier knowing they had peanut butter in them. I even ate 3 cheese garlic bread with our goulash.
Really hoping I can put some weight on before my race Sunday.

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Cheater..."Danielle, what are you hoping to run?"
"I was thinking starting off at a 8 -8:15 and go from there, but if you are trying to do a sub 8 you can go ahead of me..."