Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What are you..out of your mind?

So I ran 12 hill repeats today!!! That is really stupid! I'm so out of condition and have virtually no miles since the marathon in November, and I opted for a 485 foot long 12% grade 10 times with two climbs twice as long. I really feel like I got a work out, though!
It took 31 minutes and I walked down on most of them....I will tell you I haven't sucked air like this in a long time......could it be I am needing to blow the cob webs out?
Funny.....even in the doldrums you all haven't given up on me! I even had someone start following as recently as yesterday....they believe in me! I will tell you the struggle with running like I used to; and the reality of now, is very difficult to accept. I am older. My body is just not responding like it used to, I am not complaining for I rejoice that I am able to run in any manner, it is just the hard truth. When 8's were an easy training pace now they are an elusive HM pace!
Such is the way of life....on another note Sandy and I will be hosting some folks from Uganda this Thursday night. The Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda will be performing at OHC (the church I Pastor) it's going to be BIG!!! OHC is also blessed to have been supporting a Missionary in Haiti, we have been hearing from them and we will be sending some resources soon. Peace, all!

6 comments:

Marlene said...

Wow, you really got down to business on those hills! Sounds like quite the workout.

Have a wonderful time with your visitors!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Way to go on the hills. I will have to remember this for inspiration the next time I attempt hills!

Meg said...

Of course we believe in you! You are inspirational and I loved it that you just went out and did hill repeats. Got straight back into the tough stuff!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

After that hill workout, you may be even more sore than I am today! Keep up the hard work!

Beth said...

Of course I haven't given up on you! Training is like anything else, it has its ups and downs. Nice job getting out there and hitting the hills and have fun hosting!

Shilingi-Moja said...

Mark -- your "break" sounds like mine. I'm finally getting back to running, too, and am finding it much harder than I expected to get back in shape. I'm pulling for you.

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