Wednesday, January 26, 2011

transitions & growing

lots of changes going on lately.
feeling lots of growing pains
in so many areas of my life.

life can be challenging sometimes.
but i have to remember it is just a season, and it will pass.
" The only way to navigate this Road is to fix our eyes on where we need to go — to fix our eyes on Jesus, who is the Way." (taken from the fca devotional)

“Therefore since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of God's throne. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you won't grow weary and lose heart.”

-Hebrews 12:1-3 (HCSB)

Today i will keep my heart fixed on HIM.

School this semester is going to be tough. Both classes are very time consuming and require tons of studying.    i'm already feeling overwhelmed and the semester has just started.  i joined a bible study and am excited to be part of a group and grow spiritually.

my running has been going fabulously. i'm feeling like i have new legs. i've really been running/training hard. alot harder than last cycle, and i'm sure that has to do with having friends to run with :) friends who are alot faster and push me.  we've pretty much decided to run the bakersfield half marathon before the full in march.  this will give me an idea of how fit i am, and what pace is realistic for modesto.

last week went something like this:
1/17  rest day
1/18 speedwork  3x1/2mi, 1x1mi    7miles total  (3:46,7:48,3:53,3:39)
1/19  easy run  9.5mi avg. 9:31pace
1/20  MP run  8.0mi.  avg 8:56
1/21  strength/core
1/22 tempo  8.0mi total  (7:55, 8:05, 8:15)
1/23 long run  10 mi  avg 8:56 pace
42.55mi week

1/24 rest day
1/25 speedwork  2x1mi, 2x1/2mi   6 mi total  7:38,7:29,3:39,3:23
1/26 easy run  10mi  avg 9:30 pace 
planned 50 miles this week :)

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