I apologize for the brevity and lack of interesting reading, but suffice it to say I've been blessed by my running friends. Both weeks have been much higher mileage than I'm accustomed to. I believe trying to work off the anxiety that came with the approaching trial led me to get out and put in lots more miles.
Training Week: August 6 - August 12
Training Week: August 13 - August 19
"but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." -- Isaiah 40:31
We survived the trial, even though we were disappointed the law didn't allow for a longer sentence. I've also hit a pretty major milestone with mileage this year. I went over 1200 miles for this year last week. That puts me on track to break 1800 this year.
I could not have made it this far without our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His promise that we will one day see Amanda again is what gives me the hope to keep going even in the face of horrible tragedy. Christ is the source of my strength and desire to run. Without Him, His mercy and grace, I would not be able to finish a 5K, let alone log over 1200 miles in the first 8 months of the year.
Even with all we've suffered, I know that I am blessed.
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