Saturday, April 05, 2014
I completed the YMCA 5k run around Anniston this morning. It was very cool but heated up pretty quick after the running began. I am slow so people were passing me then as the run proceeded folks started walking and I started passing. A couple of people would sprint ahead and wear out then walk I'd pass then they would sprint ahead again. Slow and steady is how I ran and I ran the whole race except for some steps when I got water and up a hill right before the start/finish. I felt great and kicked it at the end. My husband again did not capture me on a picture!!! He was there waiting for me when I walked up behind him and asked him if he got it this time. He missed me finishing at Woodstock and at Lincoln last year! I will have to take someone else to get a picture of me crossing the finish line. Each time he was standing right at the finish waiting but didn't see me cross. How is that? I decided I was not meant to have a photo or I would have it, so be it. I ran my butt off for me and finished the 5 k with a better time than last year. 41.23 was my time today. No ribbons for me but I don't need one to feel total success and do the happy dance. I obeyed and disciplined myself to become FIT: Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually. I know what this is all about and so does my husband and that is what counts.
Max is still on the mend and well enough that he doesn't want to take the medicine when we give it now... His fever appears to be gone, thank you Jesus. He is very responsive to us when we are near or with him but otherwise he spent the day just laying in the sun and letting the girls run the fence after the unleashed dogs in the neighborhood.
Real nice day first a 5 k run, then laundry, vacuuming, NAP, grocery, then my husband grilled us some steak. I will end the evening with prayer at the park preparing for our Easter community event.
The scriptures I meditated on today was: 1 Corinthians 9 24-27 Do you know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.