Do you ever wake up feeling like maybe today would be a good day to quit the challenge? Because if so, same.
Today was one of those days. I had plans for the morning, so I was not able to get my daily 5k in early… so it just kind of lingered over me. Haunting me.
I had zero desire to run.
If not for this challenge, I simply would not have run today. But… alas! I have committed to running at least a 5k every day in the month of May 2019, and so I did.
I actually decided to try out a band new pair of shoes. I was hoping for at least a 10k today, but then I ran out of time and I was not sure how the shoes would feel, so I decided to just settle for a typical 5k.
The problem was that my shoes were not allowing a typical run. Those shoes are fast! I was not feeling it, but the shoes were moving my feet!
My first mile clicked over at a surprising time of 7:09. Hmm… how did that happen?! The second mile clicked over at 6:55, and I decided to just hang on for the ride after that. I finished my 3.1 mile run in 21 minutes and 46 seconds, which was an average pace of 6:59 per mile. It was a good run with some really fast shoes.
I am looking forward to tomorrow night’s group run at Vertical Runner of Wooster!
While I wasn’t really feeling the run tonight, it did give me an opportunity to get alone and pray. I was encouraged by the story of the persistent widow from Luke 18.
There are several items on my list that I feel like I have been praying for for a really long time. Like with the daily run, I may not always feel like praying, and I may not always see immediate results from my decision to take the time to pray, but it is always worth it.
May we be at least as persistent in our prayers as we are in our running…