Training Update and vote for Toby!

The past week was tough for various reasons: I was off more days with darling daughter and her Spring Break, I was focused on my faith and Holy Week, I was really feeling the triduum deeply this year and between that and mourning my dad's death (he died six years ago come March 31st) I was fighting depression and low motivation, and I was beyond tired with the outbreak of another bout of Herpes. All of this combined made running according to plan near impossible. So here is what I did run:
  • Monday: 1 mile
  • Tuesday: 3.1 miles
  • Wednesday: 3.11 miles split between two runs
  • Thursday: 5.1 miles split between two runs
  • Friday: 1 mile
  • Saturday: 10.4 miles split between three runs with baking and laundry breaks between them
  • Sunday: 2 miles

I had really hoped to run 13+ miles on Friday but with fasting I decided this was a bad idea. I thought I would pull it off Saturday but I woke up with no desire to run. I just felt like blah. But I am happy with determination and an interesting running strategy that I broke double digits.

And for 5.2 miles I lost my time as I accidentally hit reset on my treadmill but this leads to a cute story. When I exclaimed what happened darling daughter asked if the run still counts. I said yes and she was relieved as she was worried about my running streak. Gotta love that girl!!!

I am also happy to announce come Sunday I was beginning to feel more like me. Jesus felt near and present again and praise God for that! I was so troubled this year by how much he suffered for our sins....my sins. I watched The Passion of the Christ and sobbed so much. My heart and soul were yelling you killed my king!!! I killed my king. My sins killed my king. I think you can see why I was tumbling into a very low spot but in retrospect I am grateful. Grateful that I care enough to cry. Grateful I care enough to hurt. Grateful that I care enough to try to be a better me in all aspects of life. Grateful that God gave me the gift of being able to run for Toby and you can see my progress in my virtual mission to run from Maui to Nebraska in this post's header image.

By the way, my buddy's mom entered him into the Great Bike Giveaway for the chance to win an adaptive buddy bike. Voting ends March 30th. Please vote and share!

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for God's forgiveness.

Daily Bible Verse: The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. ~ Matthew 28:5-6

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