Sunday, June 5, 2011

HOT HOT HOT !!!!!!!!!!

Had a 20 miler scheduled for today. I would have liked to have gotten up early to do it this morning, but we went to the Miners ball game last night. By the time we got home and got ready for bed it was midnight. I would have had to get up at 3 to get the run in and get to church. Well that wasn't going to happen. So I went to bed and slept like a baby. We even over slept and missed Sunday School. Opppps.
I got on the trail at about 1:15 this afternoon, yeh I know, the heat of the day, oh well. I ran from the house, to Lake Stephans, where Manon was to meet me with a gallon of ice water and a cheese burger at the 14.5 mile. I was really thinking about wimping out before I even got there and then I sat in a chair for about 20 minutes, drinking ice water and pouring a little on my head, it felt soooo good. I was really dreading that last 7 miles. I was really thinking about quitting. I have got REALLY tired of quitting !!!!!!!
I told Manon that I was really not wanting to do the rest of the run. She said, get in the car, you have already run 14.5 miles in the heat. You don't need to do the rest. Well that was the perfect thing to say (thanks Manon). I put my camel-bak on and said no. This is a character building day. I will finish this thing even if I have to walk every step.
I didn't walk the whole thing, but I took a few extra walk breaks, but by the grace of God, I finished what I started.
Thank you Lord, for a wonderful day.


  1. You survived this character building day. Congratulations!

  2. I dont know if I could have made myself do that. Running in the heat is something that is very difficult for me to do.

  3. Thanks Rick. It wasn't all me, as you know.
    James. This time a year ago, there would have been no way I would have continued. I have learned a lot about myself and have learned to push my know limits more.