John 8:32 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." NIV

Thursday, July 28, 2011

3TT

1. This morning, I completed Marathon Training Day #4 - 6 m pace. Not being exactly sure what my marathon pace should be, but knowing that a 9 min pace puts me near a 4 hour finish time, I opted to run 6 miles at 9:30 pace. And it was long, and boring on Milles. I like to run fast on Milles simply to get it down... but he was patient with me and we knocked it out. And no immediate pain in stitched area!

2. I vowed to not only work on my endurance training, but also my mental training this marathon training cycle. I picked up the book: Running Within: A guide to mastering the body-mind-spirit connection for ultimate running and racing by Jerry Lunch and Warren Scott. So far, I really like it. The first chapter: Guiding Your Progress With Goals is just what I needed to read. This sentence was particularly important to me: "It's exciting to achieve your goals, but to do so for the sake of achievement alone may exclude you from experiencing the joy in the moment." Can I get an Amen? Wow!

3. Tomorrow, is my birthday. 34. Please be sure to send all presents and well wishes attention: JEN. This way my twin sister won't open them!

In all seriously, nothing big planned, just another year, right? The kids are excited because they get cake... but I have a trick up my sleeve... no cake this year (more on that tomorrow)!

7 comments:

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I'm not sure if we can be friends anymore. No cake? Are you insane?

Happy early birthday!

Rene' said...

Happy Happy!!! i love birthdays.....and I love cake. Now interested to see what you have up your sleeve. p.s. i want to pick up that book. love the line that you quoted.

SupermomE12 said...

I had bread pudding this year instead of cake. It was awesome! :)

My sons birthday is tomorrow too. Great day! Hope it is a wonderful day for you!

Holly said...

My Hubby's Bday is tomorrow. Happy Early Birthday! We have decided to do birthday brownies. I have a kick a** recipe that makes the best brownies EVER! Gonna make Hot fudge sundaes with ice cream and chocolate syrup...I FORGOT the Whipped Cream!

Sporty Girl Jewelry said...

Happy early birthday! I do not love the mill so I'm very impressed that you are doing some of your training on it. Although it's only 150 degrees here in Kansas so maybe that doesn't sound so bad...

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Glad the run was pain free.

I wish I made more time to read. I miss it so much!

No cake on your birthday? You must be up to something else yummy?!Eager to read tomorrow.

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Have a great birthday!