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, February 4, 2011

Who's This Tom King Anyways?

2:13 PM

<------I chickened out. I was supposed to run early this morning. I got up but then I made the mistake of going outside to see what the temp was like. It was sooooo cold. I should've just put on my clothes and started running. But I chickened out. I justified that it was too cold and I'd wait until this afternoon or tonight. I wish I'd just done it and gotten it overwith. It's supposed to rain this afternoon anyways. And I knew that. But now I have to run tonight because I didn't run yesterday. I wish it would just warm up a little bit. It would make it so much easier.

So last time I told you that I signed up for a half-marathon. I've added it to my race list and my timer above. It's called the Tom King Classic Half Marathon and it's on March 12 at 8:30AM. (That'll be a bit easier than the 5:30 Disney start.) I'm not sure who Tom King is. I've been told that he comes to the race wearing a shirt that says "I am Tom King". Sounds like a humble man. I think he owns a bunch (or maybe just one) of car dealerships so he sponsors the race. Obviously he owns Gupton Dodge based on the race banner there. Supposedly it's a very flat race and you get to run along the Cumberland River on the greenway which is a very nice path. You also get to start along side the Titans stadium and finish on the 50 yard line. I love that part. I've wished for years that the Country Music Marathon which finishes right outside the stadium would finish inside instead. It will be neat to enter the stadium on ground level and see the tunnel which I've never seen. I'm also excited to have a race on the list to prepare for. That'll help in my motivation (which I'm obviously having some issues with). It will also fulfill one of my 2011 goals to participate in a half marathon besides Disney. Plus, I love doing new races. This will be my last big race before baby boy comes in early April.

So, I am excited. It's just a little over a month away so it'll come up quick. I've already planned my long runs accordingly. I'll do 14 this Sunday. I will do it. If I don't check the temp. first.....

Keep runnin'

1 comment:

  1. Get out there and get that run in. I know you can do it.

    It's great that you have a race on the calendar. I have two coming up - a half marathon the weekend before yours.

    That baby boy is going to be here before you know it! How exciting!!!

    Now, don't look at the temperature, get dressed and head out the door.