Sunday, February 8, 2015

Running a 10k

Wow, what a fun day!

For the past three weeks, a friend and I have been training for a 10k (6.3 miles)--I know that sounds like not enough time, but we decided last minute.  But I have enjoyed every bit of it.  And there were two things that kept me going as well: first, I live where it is higher elevation, and the race took place in lower elevation; and second, I trained where there were hills, and in Sacramento, there are no hills. ;)

We trained almost every day that we could.  We would end our run by going up a steep hill, and it paid off!  This morning we left at 5am and headed to Davis, CA where the race was.  Quite a few other people from the college went as well.

Elias, Rahel & Me


More people from the college

Just before the race begins

Lining up! We started the race at 8am.  Our goal was to end in less than an hour.  We ran the whole way without stopping--in a rainstorm. :)

We made it!  58 minutes, 9.2 min/mi

I had an awesome day, and as soon as Rahel and I are not sore anymore, we are going to start training for a half marathon. :)

Here's a little thought that today reminded of--let's not forget that we have a race everyday, and that we need to keep our eyes focused continually on Christ!

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."  Hebrews 12:1, 2

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