Wearing a race shirt this morning on my run to show my support for Boston
8 miles this morning, around a 10:37 pace....then 20 x 4 sets push ups
Did a lot of praying on my run this morning. Running is such a part of my being. I think that's why when I CANT run, for whatever reason, its like ripping a little part of me away. Sad? Maybe. But it' is what it is right now.
However, the events yesterday left me not only feeling sadness and shock, but overwhelming feelings of thankfulness and gratitude. How amazing is my God that the biggest thing that was wrong this morning was that I could smell bacon on my run and not be able to eat it?!
Sometimes I feel like he lets me see tragedy around me to remind me how much he has blessed me with. A friend sent me a message today. She is training to run the same race as I am on May 5th (though she is doing the half and not the full) and just found out that she has a stress fracture in her foot. So the race is out for her. This is something I had FEARED last week when all that crazy business was going on with my foot. Doing something to damage it in such a way that I would be out of the race. I feel SO much sympathy for her as I can imagine how I would feel in her shoes. On the other hand, I feel so much gratitude and thankfulness that the Lord has seen me thru this so far!
I have loved seeing how much the running community has been pulling together the last 24+ hours.
Tomorrow night I'm getting together with some running buddies and we are going to make Boston-colored hair ties to wear during our race on May 5th. Some local runners also got the ball rolling on getting some remembrance bracelets made (which will be sold at the Expo the day before) and all proceeds will go to Boston.
I love being a part of such an awesome community.