Monday, October 04, 2010

Great Morning for a Run

Hello October. I've waited six muggy months for you to get here. You don't always deliver the weather I hoped for, but the past few days, especially this morning, have been glorious.

Today's run:

Run time: 1:51:02
Distance: 11.1 miles
Average pace: 10 min/mile
Best pace: 7:48/mile
Calories: 1627

My pace is a little slower than I'm shooting for. I'm still mixing in a little walking after the first 5 miles. I run a mile, walk a minute. I took 5 one minute walking breaks and sipped some water I carried.

About twenty years ago, I had a job I hated. I delivered bread for a local bakery to all the big chain stores. I was up at two in the morning every day. One morning, I was driving on my route at sun up in Coconut Creek at the intersection of Lyons and Sample. I saw a runner and envied him for the normal job he had that allowed him to enjoy the early morning solitude of running. I prayed on the spot and asked God if He would allow me to have a life like that. This morning I ran past the spot before sun up and remembered that prayer. I'm grateful for my life this morning. How about you?

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