Monday, December 8, 2008

Still Kicking!

Hey everyone! Sorry it's been so long since I've update this thing.  With work starting and the snow falling I've been very distracted.  Well I haven't been running a whole lot lately but I did get in a 2.25 mile run last week and then proceeded to work like a fiend and ski like a madwoman!  It's going to be hard to balance how much I need to run for training and how much I want to ski!   I think I could run before I ski and be ok but there's no way I will get myself to run after skiing my legs are just too shot.

But the good news is that today I went for a very long run, the longest I've done since I've been here and I can't even tell  you how good it felt!  I just got back and I did 5.06 miles in 58 minutes! That is defiantly a record for me.  I thought it was going to feel really bad because I haven't been running consistently for the last 2 weeks.  I headed out and wanted to check out this trail I've seen but hadn't explored yet.  So I started out and I just felt so good I hit a really good stride and a fast stride for me.  When I turned onto the trail I was just in awe, it's gorgeous!  It runs right next to the Eagle River and goes all the way into Edwards.  I was feeling so good that when the trail came up next to the road I thought, "Wow it'd be great to get to that stop light down there."  That was 20 minutes into the run and I really didn't think I'd have the stamina to get down there.  I kept going and then before I knew it I had hit the stop light!  I was so excited!  I then turned around and headed back and that's when the snow started falling.  Most people don't like to run outside in the snow but I love it.  There is something so peaceful and liberating in running in a snow shower.

I went to a church service last night with some friends and we were singing these songs about the freedom you find in Jesus and liberation from sin.  I just kept thinking about how being in the snow fall makes me feel alive and free.  I think that it's a gift from God to be here right now. 

How are my ladies doing?  I think the excitement is wearing off and we're getting slack with our postings (I know I am! but I'm renewing my excitement!)

1 comment:

BX Kid said...

Update your blog! Do it!