However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me-the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.
As a member of Team in Training I have committed to raising money for the Leukemia & Lyphoma Society. The money that I raise goes toward research for cures for these ugly diseases! I am going to add a link to my fundraising page on my blog and I hope that you will join me in supporting this organization. Every amount will help and I thank you in advance for your help and support!
My training actually started on Saturday morning - we meet with a running group and do what we'll call our "long runs" as a group. I will say that running with a group is way easier than running alone! You can go farther than you think just from the energy and support of others! But in anticipation of Saturday I was getting a little nervous )since I haven't run in a very long time and not any long distances since before I got pregnant) and decided to run Friday afternoon just to see how far I could make it. I think I ran about 1.5 miles and thought to myself "That wasn't too bad, I can handle 4 miles tomorrow". By Friday night my legs were a little sore and tight. No biggie right? Right! I told myself I would stretch really good before going out on Saturday in 34 degree rainy weather and that I would be ready to go. I did stretch and I did survive the first 4 miles and even felt good after my run. BUT my legs were very tight and when I sat down in the car my thighs screamed at me! I was sure to stretch good after the run and still my thighs were killing me. I figured that it would get better through the day, I would be sure to give them a rest. But I can't walk right because I'm so sore - sort of a limpy straight legged walk! Simply Beautiful.
Fast Forward through my morning.....Justin and I went to an afternoon matinee to see the Blind Side. I decide I should go potty before settling into the movie. Pick my stall and as I am about to squat I realize that my legs are so sore that I can't! I looked and they didn't have any of those tissue toilet seat covers. Oh Crap - public bathroom and I am not about to put my hiney on that seat but my legs are to sore to hold my hiney off of that seat. I actually wondered if I could sort of stand over the toilet and pee - tried but I couldn't make myself pee in that position. By this time I had drank a few glasses of water and I knew I wouldn't make it through the movie and really needed to go. SOOOOOOOOO, I put my hands on the seat of the toilet
yuck yuck yuck...public bathroom toilet seat and held myself up to pee and be on my way. I of course scrubbed my hands extra hard and extra long with hot water before I made my way into the movie! Thankfully we were at a nice Rave movie theater and their restrooms are fairly clean. It still is a PUBLIC restroom but I did keep my hiney from that seat....at the expense of my hands! Oh well! Just the beginning of the soreness I suppose!
This morning I woke up and my thighs felt much better but I almost couldn't stand up because my calf's were so stink'n tight! I did make it through my 2 mile run today - even with really tight and sore legs!