Monday, January 7, 2013

Weekly Chase and a Winner!

Road Runner Girl

If you follow my blog, you know that the Weekly Chase has recently been re-vamped by Mindy and Molly. Be sure to check out their blogs for some more great chases and running inspiration!  This month, Molly has encouraged us to chase 2 or 3 things for ourselves. It seems that those of us that are (you know) humans...  seem to be SUPER busy and sometimes we forget to take time for ourselves!  So, before I get into my goals for THIS week. Let me tell you about LAST week! 

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1. Schedule my Dentist Appointment - DONE
2. Yoga twice - 1/2 Done! I slept in on Thursday rather than getting up and doing yoga before work.
3. Run 11 Miles on Saturday. - DONE!!!!!! 

I tweeted something to the effect of "11 miles in the morning. Yikes." I was SO encouraged with so many people tweeting to me and telling me i'd do awesome! I was totally freaked out. My husband was away for Friday - Saturday at a football tournament for the youth of a couple of different churches.  Since we will be at Disney next weekend, I didn't want to find someone to watch our children 2 weekends in a row. Sooo, I stayed home. I also didn't want to miss the opportunity to run my 11 miles this weekend.

I went to bed around 8:30 and set my alarm for 5. ... 5 a.m. came around and I got up to walk the dogs eat some pre-work out snacks.  By 5:51, I was out the door for my run.

Mile 1 was absolutely horrible!!!! It took my almost 18 minutes to complete 1 mile. (tears) I was freaking out because it was 6 a.m. my husband wasn't home, if anything were to happen I don't know who I would call, ... you know... FREAKING out!  Then, this verse came to me...
2 Timothy 1:7
"For God did not give us the spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind". 

I had NO reason to be afraid. I wasn't alone, I had the Lord with me. Not only did I have the Lord with me. ... I have at least 4 families that live RIGHT by my running route who I could have called if I needed too. I sucked it up, and ran (with walk breaks) my little heart out! For the final 10 miles, I was able to run mostly 14 - 15 minute miles. Thank you Twitter Family for your support and thank you to my Heavenly Father who comforts me when I need it most.

I am really looking forward to my Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon now! 

This week I'm chasing...

1) Finish Laundry / House work by Wednesday (this really is for my sanity)
2) Finish my packing for RunDisney (by Tuesday night) 
3) Run 2 days
4) Jillian Michaels 1 time

We leave for our Family 5K on Thursday! I'm excited to share the experience with my in-laws. Hopefully they love RunDisney as much as I do! 

What are you chasing this week, wanna meet up at the WDW Marathon Weekend?

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As promised, we have a WINNER! 


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