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#5kMay2020 Blog (Day 30)

Wow! What a day! Who’s idea was it to run at least a 5k every hour on the half-hour, anyway?!

#5kMayhem was HARD. But it was so good. I was so impressed by the stories that I had heard throughout the day. “Mayhem for Kenya” was a success! So many people finished the #5kMayhem challenge. My oldest daughter made it 8 laps. My next daughter made it 9. My bride made it 10. And my third daughter finished the challenge with me—going strong for all 12 laps (37.2 miles)!

Daily Run: I have no idea what my overall average pace was, but here were the breakdowns from my 12 5ks:

DistanceAverage PaceMoving Time
Lap #13.13 miles9:44 pace30m 34s
Lap #23.1 miles9:15 pace28m 44s
Lap #33.21 miles9:15 pace29m 45s
Lap #43.11 miles9:10 pace28m 33s
Lap #53.12 miles9:17 pace29m 2s
Lap #63.11 miles8:35 pace26m 45s
Lap #73.11 miles11:19 pace35m 17s
Lap #83.11 miles11:39 pace36m 13s
Lap #93.11 miles7:24 pace23m 4s
Lap #103.14 miles7:52 pace24m 43s
Lap #113.12 miles8:22 pace26m 9s
Lap #123.16 miles15:20 pace48m 30s

37.53 total miles for the day.

Daily Bible Reading: Strangely, John seems to end his gospel twice. The first ending comes at the end of chapter 20.

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John 20:30-31, ESV

With these words, he seems to wrap up everything he has to say about Jesus. He also gives us his purpose for writing the book. He wrote it so that we who read it may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing we may have life in His name.

Then, after what seems like a great ending, he goes on.

In John 21 we read about Jesus and Peter. It is a beautiful chapter of redemption. Jesus is the Great Redeemer, and He is restoring a broken disciple (Peter) who had wandered back to his former life of fishing after the death of Christ. By the end of their conversation, Peter has a renewed sense of purpose and mission. We never see him turn back to his former life again, throughout the rest of the New Testament.

Then, after this final chapter, John gives us another ending that seems to be a fitting ending for all four gospels together.

Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.

John 21:25, ESV

Amen. I have throughly enjoyed reading through the four gospels in these past 30 days. Now we move on to the book of Acts, where we will discover how the disciples followed in the footsteps of Jesus, our King Forever.



3 thoughts on “#5kMay2020 Blog (Day 30) Leave a comment

  1. It was a fun day! I was sore, didn’t know if I’d make it the last two miles, but i pressed on. My 21 mile challenge was hard, but I can’t imagine doing the 5K every hour. I was inspired by the people who did it! Thanks for encouraging everyone and helping us press on! I actually feel good this morning and not sore like I was afraid I’d be.

  2. What a day! I ran the first 6 and walked the final 6 with my wife. Total miles for the day was 38.7. This was clearly God at work, no way I did this. Oh, my Brooks shoes from Vertical Runner performed amazingly!

  3. I’m sorry that I did not post like I should have! I did not do the every hour challenge; however, after running on elliptical all month, I finally ran my very first outdoor, foot-to-pavement 5K!

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