Good Morning everyone,
Writing this has been a long time coming, and thats just because over the past couple weeks, since I last wrote a blog post life has been going a thousand miles an hour. While that's no excuse for not writing a little blog post daily, I'm back and going to try to get back into the swing of things everyday. If I don't get it done everyday, then every other day will have to suffice, but I promise no more of these two weeks between blog posts! Today's run was great, it's starting to get cooler in the mornings, which is a good thing, but also can be a bad thing also. The bad thing being, the sun doesn't wake up until after seven o'clock which makes it even more difficult to get up and get your run in. The past few days, I've been trying to get up early and get it out of the way, but I've also been running in pitch black the past days also. As we enter the fall and winter seasons it's going to get harder and harder to wake up and start your day off with a run. But I don't want anyone to lose sight of why I am doing this, or why you might be doing this. Starting this challenge in the middle of the summer has prepared myself for the hottest conditions and honestly I'm ready for the coldest conditions also. I didn't start this challenge to try to improve my mile run (it just happens to have decreased in time as we go on), I started this challenge to become more comfortable with running and that is exactly what has happened. I'm almost to triple digits, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon! Also, today's run was I'm pretty sure my quickest one so far, 9:13.
What did I listen to- Despacito, Finn Balor's Entrance Music, and What Does the Fox Say
Passage of the Day- John 4:13-14, "Jesus said, 'Everyone who drinkings from this water will get thirsty again. But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again--ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life.'"
Thank's for checking in everyone, I do apologize for being MIA for the past couple weeks but I haven't missed a day! I keep posting things on social media if you want to go check that out! Thank you!
Good Morning folks! As you know I'm heading to Colorado this weekend for an event and I could not be more excited! I am going to do my best to get in a run each day that I am away until I get home on Monday. While I am away like I said the other day, you can follow me on all social media platforms to see how the trip is going. I'm going to try and do a blog or two while I'm there, but I will not have much technology with me except my phone and iPad, so the blog post will probably be short if they are going to exist at all. Today's run was a good one, I woke up a little before 6 and figured I would wake up and get the run over with so I had the rest of the day to relax before I head up to DC to see a buddy and fly out tomorrow morning! It was really nice and chilly, but also pretty dark, as you can see in my picture below, the moon was still shining bright and it almost made it difficult to get out of bed and actually start my run. But I'm really glad I woke up and got it done. I know it is probably difficult for a lot of people to wake up early and workout or run, but I promise once you get into a great routine and you just keep plugging away, it becomes easier and easier!
What did I listen to? Pop Fitness Pandora Radio Station
Passage of the day: Luke 20:17-18, "Jesus looked directly at them and asked, 'Then what is the meaning of that which is written: 'The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone'? Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.'"
I encourage everyone to go back and read the entire passage of Luke 20:9-19. It's the Parable of the Tenants, I thought it was a really great passage. Thanks again everyone for checking in and we'll do it again once more tomorrow! My post over the next few days may just be a quick excerpt from my run and a bible verse. Keep it locked here!
So let me set the stage for the day, then I'll get back to my run. I've got one of the longest days ever, working this morning from 6am-10pm. So I had to think to myself, how in the world am I going to get my run in? I've been running for 61 days straight, I can't just stop at 62. Last night before I headed to bed I told myself, "I'm going to set my alarm for 3:30 and if I wake up and I'm tired, I'll go back to sleep, but if I feel okay, I'll wake up and run." Well long story short, I woke up this morning at 3:30am and got my run out of the way. It was incredible, I swear that I caught the perfect time right before it got humid that it was so nice and cool outside, and it just felt great! I woke up thinking, this could be the biggest mistake of the day but I would have felt pretty lousy if I didn't wake up and get my run in this morning. Anyway, it felt great and I didn't time myself, but I'm pretty sure my time was close to 9:30ish, which is a very good time for me, and especially since I probably looked like a zombie, I'll take it.
What did I listen to? WWE Music (what else)
Verse of the Day: Luke 16:10, "'Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much.'"
Thank you all for popping in and reading today's blog, I know it probably sounds like I'm saying the same things over and over, but it really helps when I can share how my run went with everyone during the day. I've heard some stories of other's around the country starting to run because of what I've been doing and I'm blown away. Keep going and if you want to start your own running streak, start at Day 1, you won't be sorry.
It's always such a nice day when I get to run with someone. Especially when that someone is the girl I love so much, my girlfriend Katie. It was actually really nice outside to go for a run, we were a little nervous that it was going to start raining on us right in the middle and we would have to attempt and sprint the remainder of the run but it actually held off, and as of right now as I write this blog, it still hasn't rained yet. I know I've said this a million times, but I can't say it enough just how much running used to scare me over 2 months ago, but can you believe that on September 1st I've been running for 60 days straight. I find it hard to believe sometimes that I have been doing this for that long, but sure enough it's been a really great 60 days. Have all the runs been amazing, heck no. But I'm still getting out there and doing at least a mile a day and will continue to for as long as I can get it in! My schedule is about to get really busy flying all over the country and being on the road for events, I think it's going to be the toughest to keep it going through that, but I'm up for the challenge and do not want to stop anytime soon. I say we take it to triple digits, who's with me? Until then, we'll just take each day as they come and right now I'm focused on Day 61!
What did I listen to: WWE Music
Passage of the Day: Luke 15:8-10, "'Or what woman who has 10 silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweet the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she finds it, she calls her women friends and neighbors together saying, 'Rejoin with me, because I have found the silver coin I lost!' I tell you, in the same way there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents.'"
Another day is down, and the next few days are going to be later runs! Hopefully the weather holds up and it's going to be an amazing run! See you tomorrow!