Friday, September 4, 2009

Week 4 : This One Goes to 11

But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God. - Acts 20:24

I was feeling a bit intimidated this week as my longest run yet was looming. Maybe it was the fact that it was double digits, maybe it was just me being a flake. My 6 mile run on Wednesday didn't help anything. I think I just didn't get quite enough sleep and I felt really sluggish and was just glad to finish it. The 3 miler the next day was good though, so that got my confidence back up a smidge.

Then there it was - those two ones put together and mocking me, saying "I know you're scared." Kind of like this:
But then I decided to say, "Forget that! 11 miles can't stop me!" Then this morning I ran 11 miles. And it felt awesome. This is why I have made running a part of my life. It's almost the same feeling as when you hit a baseball right on the sweet spot of the bat. The "runner's high" just seems to last all day.

Week 4 Rundown:

Mon: 3 miles
Tue: 6 miles
Wed: 3 miles
Fri: 11 miles - 1 hr 40 min 37 sec

Total: 23 miles

For all my "11" nervousness, I kept thinking of the above clip. I'm just gonna make my amp go up to 11...

I did adjust my schedule a bit this week as my brother will be in town from Colorado for a visit & wanted to maximize the time. Next week will be back to the Saturday long run. 12 miles can't stop me!

In the meantime, the college football season starts up this week! I will have my "guns up" this weekend cheering on my Red Raiders to victory!

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