“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.

Monday, May 16, 2011

A little bit of normal

Things are finally starting to get back to normal for us after the tornadoes. Unfortunately there are still so many people who are just beginning to put their life back together.  It's hard not to feel a little guilty doing "normal" everyday things. Especially when I know that 1 mile from here the tornado left a path of destruction, and nothing is normal.  We are still helping as much as possible and I am touched by all the stories I have been hearing of selflessness and love that is being shown to people. If there is one positive thing that comes from this devastation,  it's that the people of Alabama and the churches have unified. Showing God's love to others crosses ALL denominational borders.

I hadn't really thought about how it affected my boys until I watched them pick out some of their favorite toys to give to kids who lost everything. It melts my heart. Ty and Seb both have friends from school that lost family members or homes.

This was my proudest mother's days ever.....

In race news.....
I actually ran a race....I haven't been running very many races this year because I have been trying to volunteer more and let the boys run.  It was a last minute decision to run the Steeple Chase 8k back on 5/7/11. My mileage has been crummy and I had low expectations.  Because of a competitive gene, I am incapable of running a race "just for fun" so I knew I would push myself.  It was a beautiful day for a race and the course was pretty good. I set my sights on several girls that looked like they were in my AG and picked them off.  I ended up with a finish time of 42:01(avg 8:27m) and a first place in my AG!
Talk about a shocker. I'm pretty sure all of the fast people must have aged out of my AG! It was great to have that victory, and it came at a perfect time.  My running confidence was very low and it gave me a little jump start.

something unexpected-
I met a fellow running blogger! Eric, he is a super, speedy, runner from a town not far from mine.  I'm sure I have seen him at races before but had no idea he was the man behind www.rocketcitytraining.blogspot.com... a blog I started following when I was training for the Rocket City Marathon.  He was the 3:45 pacer for that race.  You need to check out his blog, his story is an inspirational one!

Last week my friend A and I signed up for a fitness Boot Camp....Mon, Weds, and Fri from 5:15am-6am.  I thought I was in pretty good shape until I met Sean Miller.
I am loving the classes and think that they are helping push through the weight loss plateau.  I shed 10lbs since Christmas and have 5lbs more to go to reach my goal running weight.  We will see. 

Last Saturday I ran the Warrior Dash in GeorgiaBEST. RACE. EVER.

Full Race Recap with pics tomorrow!

Hope you all had a great weekend and a great start to your week!
Grace and peace,


Jessica said...

Congrats on your AG win :)

Julie D. said...

congrats on your ag award! I am incapable of running a race just for fun too! I totally get it. Congrats on almost getting to your goal weight! wooohooo!

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