Monthly Archives: August 2009
I have decided that its not hard to run 10 miles. Its only hard to keep myself occupied while doing it. My running coach let it slip the other day that he can run 10 miles in an hour. OMG…and hour! He is not a real person…defiently bionic! It takes me about and 1.5 hours to 2 hours to run 10 miles.
Its been a rough couple months. I am dealing with some kind of odd nerve thing in my upper should/neck area. It causes my mucles to fatgue quickly when I hold my head up straight for too long. Super annoying. In addition, its been super hot outside. Running in 90+ degree weather stinks!.
Recently a great friend sent over a list of questions. She said in the email, “Look how many burning questions your readers are dying to have answered”. I doubt very seriously this is true, but just to give her respite and appease her desire to know the innermost workings of my training, I will answer her questions 🙂
Media Campaign: Things so not look as promising as they once had before. I feel like momentum is lost and people are dropping the ball. It stresses me out a little because I know this means I will have to do more than anticipated this late in the game. I will start contacting each volunteer to see if they need my help….Needless to say, I am disaapointed.
Shirts and Pictures mailed in: Shirt sales are extrmemly poor. Sadly I had 5 people mail me thier photo. Thanks to those few who did…
Shoes: I wear Nike Lunar Trainers (thin/flexible soles) so yes, I go through about two pair a week with the mileage I am putting out.
current favorite breakfast: 4 eggs (with yolk intact – -good vitamins) 2 pieces of bacon and a tablespoon of cocnut oil straight out of the jar.
Running music?: I listen to audiobooks, sermons, but more than anything else I listen to Britney Spears!!! :::hit me baby one more time:::
Do you like tap water, spring water, or purified water: I drink Alklin water…
Ever question what God is capable of?
I dont understand why I do it, but I do. I look back on my life three years ago and think, how in the world was I saved from so much.
Truth is, I woke up again this morning, so God is clearly not done with me yet.
Every now and then I meet or come across others with wonderful stories of victory. In recent days I have come across Rob Reid, recent DTS grad, who fought the odds of his herion addicition and now dedicates much of his efforts to sharing and caring for others with addicitions. Having spoken with him about his addition in brief, I am reminded again of the power God has in my life. I hate it that I forget that sometimes.
Check out his testimony
Many of you have asked how you can run with me…your ticket into the race is your shirt. You have to order shirt now to get it in October for the run. Since I am a organization running without donations or funding, I am unable to pre-order shirt and have them handy for everyone to buy. All shirt orders must be pre-ordered. At the end of this month, if no one has ordered shirts, we are going to have to pull the shirts from the run. Its sad, I know, but that is how things roll when you are lower than a non-profit org.
If you’ve any questions please leave a comment and I will be sure to respond ASAP.
I have been writing and thinking a lot about this book. Its so hard to write because its makes me vulnerable. For whatever reason, I find myself being scared of being vulnerable. I guess I am wary cause I don’t want to be hurt. So that begs the question, “hurt from what?”. In my head I have determined that there will be some people who will de-value my story. React in such as a way as to say, “You tried to kill yourself over that?!?!?!?, thats stupid”. That kind of comment is what scares me.
For whatever reason, what other people say to me affects my attitude. I am not proud of my emotional reaction, but at this point in my life, that is where I am. That is how I will react until I learn how to deal with this fear. Kim, my therapist, is wonderful. Together she and I walk through my thought patterns, behaviors and feelings to figure out why I do/say what I do/say and learn new ways of dealing with stressors.
I feel embarrassingly fortunate to have this platform to be a source of hope for others who struggle with fear, abandonment, self-loahting, pride and control. I can’t wait to be able to knock one of those things off my list some day. Each day is a step closer to changing how I think and develope new healthy ways of thinking and acting. I am excited about the future. My best days are still out in front of me!!!!
So, the book…its wonderful. Very embarrassing for me to admit 90% of it. But, Its easier knowing that I don’t have to verbally say anything right now. For the time being I can just let people read it. I don’t know if I can answer questions about any of it. I know I will have to eventually, but right now, that is not the case, so I am going to rest in that and take this one day at a time.
Many of you have sent me emails asking if I am sore after running 7 miles a day. Back in the beginning, my quads would hurt. After a couple weeks of that, the soreness went away. Later my hips would always be sore. After a few weeks of sore hips, I never felt it again.
I have not been sore from running in quite some time. Even though my mileage climbs each week, my body tends to heal without any kind of pain or soreness. Its nice to be able to run in the morning and continue on with my day without feeling like I just ran for 75 min. I credit this wonderful feeling to my running and movement coaches, Mike and Craig. They are both amazing guys who know a lot about their craft. I am very fortunate and humbled to have them shepherding me through this run!
Tomorrow morning I plan on recording my running adventures to show you all…its lots of fun! I hope you enjoy. Check back tomorrow for more!!!
Its offical. You can now pre-order your shirts. Click on the “STORE” link above to buy your shirt. If you have questions about the ordering process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. I am just the messanger!!!!
If you plan on running with me more than once, feel free to buy more than one shirt. Can’t wait for this thing to happen.
Also, note that on the last day of the run, we will be throwing our shirts into a fire to symbolize our decision to step out of denial and into Grace. By tossing the shirt into the pit you are saying, “I recocognize (insert struggle) often controls my life and I am ready to face my problem so I can live a life of freedom”.
You don’t have to toss all your shirts in the pit. You don’t have to toss any of them if you don’t want to. Its optional…just lettin’ you know!