Last weeks training was rough. I had the flu for most of it and felt weak the rest of it. I learned a lot about myself and how I respond when things go wrong and my body isn’t how I want it to be. I am thankful for last weeks training because although it was a good week of training physically, it definitely challenged me mentally in so many ways.
Monday: Flu. Literally didn’t move for 20 hours besides the walk to the bathroom and back.
Tuesday: Flu. Same thing
Wednesday: Ran 2.5 miles but had zero energy and was running at a 10:30 pace. Mentally and physically defeated.
Thursday: Started feeling a lot better! Ran 6 miles @ 9 min pace. My energy was coming back along with my confidence.
Friday: Ran 4 miles. Still regaining energy but my legs felt great.
Saturday: Ran 5 miles. I felt like myself again finally. The miles flowed well and felt very comfortable. I was happy with the way I felt.
Sunday: Ran 14 miles. It was suppose to be 15 but I gave up on myself. I don’t think I ate enough for this run and I let my mind beat me. I learned a lot from this run though. I think that this upcoming week of training will flow a little bit better.
Today I ran for Boston.
As a runner, I felt personally attacked by what happened at the Boston Marathon. I never knew that I had such a close relationship with the running community until I felt what I felt when I heard the news. I am a runner and I have a bond with the people in this running community. Although my run was not the long run it was a meaningful run. I spent the time in prayer for this broken world and for the people affected by this tragedy. It breaks my heart hearing about what happened at the Boston Marathon. I was shocked, confused, angry, etc. when I heard about this but regardless of what I feel, I will cling to the God of hope, find comfort in his sovereign power, trust his Son, and abide in his word. I am so thankful for all of the people that were in Boston that did all they could to help those harmed. Continue to pray for this world and for the families affected by the tragedy. Prayer is so powerful.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33