Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Weekly Journal 8/6 to 8/12 & 8/13 to 8/19

This journal entry will cover two weeks and will be quite short on details. Last week kept us quite busy and distracted with the trial for Amanda's killer and getting ready for the first day of school this week.

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

Monday11 miles
Tuesday6 miles
Wednesday7 miles
Thursday6 miles
Friday11 miles
Saturday20 miles
Sunday0 miles
Total61 miles

Training Week: August 13 - August 19

Monday5 miles
Tuesday14 miles
Wednesday6 miles
Thursday6 miles
Friday7 miles
Saturday15 miles
Sunday0 miles
Total53 miles

"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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