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10k October (Day Eighteen, Nineteen, & Twenty)

I feel blessed to be able to run. I was thinking about that today as I was very tempted NOT to run -how blessed I am to have legs that move, a heart that beats, lungs that breathe, and a mind to comprehend directions and motions. 

God is good!

Even if I didn’t have all, or even any of those things, God is still good. His goodness is certainly not dependent upon my ability to do anything, but I do think He deserves credit because I certainly did not do anything special to make so that my body works correctly. That happened apart from any input from me!

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. – Psalm 139:14

What do you have to be thankful for today?

My last three days of running have been interesting. On Tuesday I had the privilege of running with Randy & Amy Geiser. They formed a sort of relay team to help me get my daily 10k in. I ran a 5k with Randy and then he passed the baton (though there was no literal baton – but that would have been cool) to Amy and I ran a 5k with her, as well. It was a great run and I definitely enjoyed the company and conversation. They are such wonderful people and I feel blessed to call them friends. With their help, I ran 6.8 miles in 1:01:51, which is an average pace of 8:59 per mile. 

On Wednesday I set out for a run and immediately hit “the wall”. My legs felt like they were 100 pounds each. It was hurtful. I am thankful that not every run feels that way, but I most certainly was not feeling it… I did manage to run 8 miles in 1:04:10, which is an average pace of 8:01 per mile. Those were hard fought miles…

This morning I woke up feeling much better, but I could hear it was raining pretty hard. Perhaps I should just stay in bed, I though to myself. No. I’m going for it. 

I ran in Wooster with a great group of guys, sloshing through the soaking wet streets but loving every minute. We ran 8.4 miles in 1:05:33, which is an average pace of 7:47. 

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