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! .

Friday, April 16, 2010

Ouch - That Doesn't Feel Right


I'm really liking my new shoes. Nike Pegasus. So far they feel good and are holding up pretty well. I hope they last longer than my last pair. I know there are many runners that stick with the same brand every time, but I kindof like that I've tried several different ones. I've had Mizunos, Brooks, Saucony, New Balance, and now Nike. There may be more, but those are the ones I remember.

Carter and I are still running. He is participating in the Country Music Marathon program at his school. They run 25.2 miles in the 2 months before the Marathon and then run the last mile the night before which is next Friday evening. We will go down to LP Field (Titans' stadium) and meet up with the well over 100 runners from his school. At a certain time, all the 2nd graders in Nashville will run that last mile. Jeff Fisher (Titans' coach) will be waiting for a high five at the end. That's Carter's favorite part. I'll run it with him. We did it last year. I'm going to see if we can beat 8 min. but that may be asking too much. I know we can get low 8.

I said in my last post that he absolutely loved his 5k race last Saturday. His first words when we got to the finish line were "can we do this again?" So we are. We've signed up for another 5K on Memorial Day. I'll post more about it soon. I'm not even sure all the details yet. I know it starts at Greer Stadium where our minor league baseball team plays and goes through several downtown Nashville sites. I'm looking forward to that and so is Carter.

As far as the title of this post, I somehow hurt my back this week. The weird thing is I have NO idea how. I just woke up Wednesday morning and it hurt. It's a pain really low on my back and inside. I tried to stretch it out, but it's been lingering a couple of days. It was better yesterday and is better today but it's still there. Because of it, I didn't run Wednesday night. I decided to try running last night. I decided I would just start running and turn around if it hurt too much. It never hurt too much so I ran 5. But I could still feel it as I ran. Hope it gets better before my 1/2 marathon next Saturday. I'm shooting for a PR. It's one of my 2010 goals. It'll mean beating 1:34:44 so it won't be easy. I know the 1:30 pacer personally so I'm going to try and stay with him. I'll write more about that race next week.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Keep runnin',


  1. Albert,

    Hope your back shapes up for your 1/2 mary this week. Good luck on the PR attempt. I am running the mini mary 1/2 this weekedn in Louisville.


  2. Hope the back feels better. I had the same problem, but it took my three weeks to work it out.

    I'm glad to hear Carter is having so much fun with running!