What can I say? I love to run. I've run 4 full marathons and 6 halfs. But I love God more and I'm determined to run this race of life for Him to receive the ultimate prize of Heaven. I'd like to share my thoughts with you. You can agree or disagree. Comment or don't. You can read or not read. But it's here if you want it. Enjoy! .

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

5K This Weekend - It's Gonna Be A Zoo.


I'm getting new running shoes today. This is a love/hate thing. I love going to Fleet Feet and trying on new shoes. I love the feel of a new pair of running shoes. I love browsing around the store. But I hate paying for shoes. I am having to get a pair every 3 months or so and they ain't cheap. But I have to get new ones. The heels on my current shoes are almost gone and I'm starting to feel it. I can absolutely tell when the heels of my shoes start to wear without looking because my heels get sore really quickly, especially when I wake up each morning. Right now, I'm feeling that pain so I've got to get shoes today. I even ran in my everyday shoes last night to avoid further pain.

Oh, by the way, I've got a 5K this weekend - the Nashville "Zoo Run Run 5K". It has literally snuck (is that a word? Sounds weird) up on me. I'm not sure what to expect with this race. I did it 2 years ago and enjoyed it but it wasn't easy. There are some fairly steep hills at the Nashville Zoo and the course is pretty curvy and rough in spots. However, it is fun to be able to run through the zoo and look for the animals as you go. I'm not sure if I have a time goal on this one. 2 years ago, I ran 23:13, but I wasn't in as good of shape as I am now. I guess I would love to run in the 21 minute range. I think that's doable if the conditions are right. I am looking forward to it. It's always nice to get another race under your belt. I'll put up a report on Saturday evening at some point.

I ran in shorts and a t-shirt last night. It was in the 50's and felt great. I'm enjoying this warmer weather although as a teacher, I hope we get at least one more snow day. But I can't complain about the weather lately. It's been absolutely beautiful. Of course, it's raining today, but I know we need that too.

Hope everyone is having a good week.

Keep runnin',

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on your 5k. I saw you over on Richard's Blog. I am adding you to my blog roll!! Come on over and check out my blog, and join the rest of us, join in on our challenges and support, the Disney way!!