Saturday, October 20, 2012

Less than 24 Hours. . .

Last weekend, my friend Jessica and I did the path for the Myrtle Beach Mini.  For those of you who aren't aware, it's a pretty scenic view of. . .

The streets of Myrtle Beach, minus the last 2-3 miles:

And last week's time (walking and crossing the street with heavy traffic many times)?

Okay, so it's not great.  I don't know what happened to my training, but it fell apart, so I am walking this one just for experience.  At this point, I'm thinking the worst thing I can do is give up.

So, I'm leaving tonight after a meal of great spaghetti!

Tomorrow, I'll be crossing the finish line for:

And you know what, at least the name tag is cool:

I've also tweaked my running playlist.  It takes up 7.3 hours (112 songs) and I won't give the entire list, but I want to share some highlights:
1.  What Could be Better (33Miles)
2.  Changed Forever (TobyMac/Nirva Ready)
3.  Lose My Soul (TobyMac/Kirk Franklin/Mandisa)
4.  Forgiveness (TobyMac/LeCrae)
5.  Speak Life (TobyMac)
6.  Come Together (Third Day)
7.  Forgiven (Skillet)
8.  It's Not Me It's You (Skillet)
9.  Awake and Alive (Skillet)
10.  Death of Me (Royal Tailor)
11.  God Shaped Hole (Plumb)
12.  Let me Feel you Shine (Passion/David Crowder Band)
13.  One Thing Remains (Passion/Kristian Stanfill)
14.  God's Not Dead (Newsboys)
15.  Washed by the Water (NEEDTOBREATHE)
16.  Shackles (Mary Mary)
17.  Every Time you Run (Manafest)
18.  No Plan B (Manafest)
19.  Anger Management (LeCrae/Thi'sl)
20.  I'm a Saint (LeCrae)
21.  Go Hard (LeCrae/Tedashii)
22.  Shine (David Crowder Band)
23.  After All (David Crowder Band)
24.  Already There (Casting Crowns)
25.  You Found Me (Big Daddy Weave)

So, even though I won't be with my church family tomorrow, I will be praising the Lord through song and walking/running as hard as I can!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

T-Minus 14 days. . .

Yup, 14 days until the first half marathon.  And where am I?  I can run 7 miles.  That's it.  7.  So, I'm doing something a little different.  For the experience and since I know I have the big Disney one coming up, I'm walking the first half marathon.  It's almost a let down for me, but the most important thing is that I finishe this race.  If I'm going to "press on towards the goal" (Phil 3:14), then I'm going to have to learn a little humility along the way.

I'm not Iron Man.  I'm God's creation.  And I've got to learn that I'm not going to have it my way.  It's going to be His so that He gets the glory.