“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Which way to Whoville?

Silly Willy & Tyler the Smiler

This is how LP and MP went to school today. At school they are celebrating Dr. Seuss B-day so today they had to make up their own Dr. Seuss character.  These kids crack me up!

I haven't run since Friday.
Saturday was a rest day for me and I was planning on a long run Sunday. 
And then this happened:
This is a Bradford pear tree. Pretty huh?  Don't be deceived...they are evil! Until they finish blooming..then I like them.We have had unseasonably warm temps lately which has caused all of the daffodils and Bradford pear trees to bloom.
Bradford pear trees in bloom
Spending all day Saturday outside was no good for me.  By lunch time I had lost my voice and by supper time I had a full blown upper resp infection. So I nixed my Sunday long run and traded it in for a couple extra hours of sleep.  After church on Sunday I went to the walk in clinic to see about getting some meds.  They gave me a shot of Rocephin and sent me home.  I don't know what is in that stuff, but it worked.  My fever broke that night and I had absolutely no congestion at all when I woke up Monday morning.  Praise God! I'm still slowly recovering my voice, but I feel 100%.  I'm gonna do some pilates and weights today but wait till tomorrow to get in any mileage.

Speaking of tomorrow.   I'm leaving for Oklahoma tomorrow for a childen's ministers conference called SEEDS . It's put on by a really dynamic church called Church on the Move. 

I'm totally excited about it. Though leaving for 3 day when you have 3 kids takes a crazy amount of scheduling! I'm going with our youth pastor's and our creative media team and I'm really hoping to come back with some fresh and dynamic ways to share God's word with the kids in children's church.  It can be tough to catch the attention of kids today when we have to compete with MTV and all the "reality" TV shows. When kids idolize Lindsey Lohan...we have a problem.  So we'll see...should be good!

This means I will be running in the hotel fitness room on a treadmill for the next 4 days....just typing that word makes me cringe.  I love looking at the pics of EMZ on the treadmill, she makes it look graceful and effortless...me not so much.  I have a hard time staying on a treadmill longer than 15mins.  This week I'm wanting to log at least 30 miles which means that that majority of that will be in OK on the treadmill.  Any tips?

Not sure if I will have the chance to post anymore this week.  Hope you all have a wonderful week! I'll catch you next week as I gear up for the Delano 12hr run!

Grace and peace,


Emz said...

LOVE Dr. Seuss!!!

sorta love my mill! ;)

you've. freaking. got. this. April!

Break it up into sections. If you are doing 10 - do 4,3,3. Focus on each group as it's own run. PLay with the incline. Get a few short burts of speed 1/10th of a mile or so.


Suza said...

I like to watch TV when I'm on the treadmill! If it's something you like watching, you may forget where you are and the time should go by faster :)

H Love said...

kiddos are super cute! I am totally intrigued by SEEDS! Sounds awesome...take notes!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Julie D. said...

oh my word that is so cute!! Praying you have a great ministry conference. So thankful for you guys who invest in our kids every week!! Glad you are feeling better.

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