Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified. - 1 Cor 9:24-27

Saturday, February 19, 2011

9 miles wasn't enough

What?  "9 miles wasn't enough"  To hear that thought in my head feels like someone else saying it.  It was true this morning though.  This week is a recovery week for my marathon training.  'Only' nine miles for my long run instead of double digits.

Yesterday, the children had a difficult time listening and obeying.  Dear husband has been working so much the past few months that I feel like a single mom.  He's been working on three R&D projects ... not one, but three all due in a short amount of time.

I'm so thankful that I started running over a year ago.  Running has helped me physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  I can spend miles talking over with God what is going on in my life.  This morning, I could have used a few more miles.  Looking forward to Monday's run, Wednesday's tempo run, Thursday run, and Saturday's long run.


  1. I proud of you for doing something for yourself! Running is a great thing to do.

  2. Running is such a great way to connect with everything around you. I know what you mean!

  3. At least you have next week's long run to make up for it (even though 9 miles isn't shabby at ALL!)! :0) Great job on your "only 9 mile" run! :0)

  4. Always keeping God in your life is very important. I find it always amazing how by following Him we so much farther than we even imagine.

  5. Just found your blog through the Nun Run post on Joy filled family! I am so glad to have found it! I am a runner and a homeschooler too. And training for my first marathon (on March 26th) and I justed registered for the Marine Corps Marathon (I saw you had it listed on your list of 2011 races, our diocese does a Run for Vocations fundraiser in conjunction with the MCM). Anyways, so happy to have found your blog. God Bless!