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! .

Monday, August 16, 2010

New PR (And I Didn't Even Run!!)


I know, I know. I haven't been on here in 2 weeks. It is incredible how busy I am. The beginning of this school year has been CRAZY - to say the least. I'm hoping it'll slow down or at least even out soon. I apologize for not updating. My goal was at least once a week. I don't even have a lot of time right now. But here are some quick updates:

1. I ran 16 this morning. Good run. Had to stop and ...you know...toward the end but otherwise, good run. Averaged 8:07 per mile which I'm happy with. I'll do 16 again next week. Did it on Monday this week because we were out of town all weekend. Had to get up at 3AM which was a killer. Back to Sunday next week.

2. Still training for Chicago coming up on 10/10/10. So excited about that trip. Would love to break 3:30 but not sure if it will happen. My time to train is limited as well. But I am working out a lot with my CC team so that helps.

3. Speaking of....Cross Country is going well. We've had 3 weeks now and I'm enjoying spending time with these awesome runners. Our first meet is about 3 weeks away. Tonight is our beginning of the season party. Looking forward to that.

4. So I was looking around at the results of the Zoo run I did this year back in January. Not sure what made me look, but if you'll remember, I was a little upset when I saw the results the first time. They had my gun time and chip time the same which I knew wasn't right but I accepted it and decided to use it (19:55) so I could better it later. Well at some point (not sure when), they corrected it. My chip time now says 19:46. 9 seconds faster!! I didn't think it was quite that much but I'll take it. So my new 5K PR is 19:46. That'll be tough to beat. But I'm excited about the new PR.

5. I've done a couple of 5K's the past two Thursday nights with the CC team. Both have been in the low 21 minute range. It's a tough course and not on a road so I expected it to be a little slower. I'll try to break 21 this Thursday if I run.

Ok, out of time. Much more to talk about but it'll have to wait. Hopefully within a week.

Keep runnin',


  1. Sounds like you have been super busy and loving every minute of it.

    Great job on the 16...I swear I'll get to that distance (soon I hope).

    Can't wait to see how you do with Chicago. I know you can do under 3:30 - you've got that in you for sure.

    Hope the Cross Country season continues being fun and the kids continue to grow and enjoy it as well.

    That's awesome that your zoo run was a PR. Glad they fixed the times!

  2. Congrats on the PR after the fact! :) Glad to hear that CC is going well.

    If you haven't read it yet, I'd recommend God on the Starting Line: The Triumph of a Catholic School Running Team and Its Jewish Coach, by Marc Bloom. I think you'd like it. (You're probably laughing and saying, "Free time for reading?!")