On April 2nd, I ran the Springfield, IL Half Marathon in 1 hour 55 minutes, a personal best for me. It was a cool 40 degrees at start, with a few big hills, and I was bookin it. Never knew I could go that fast when I didn't really train for that.
This last weekend, I ran Indy Mini for the 3rd time and yet again, hit a personal record of 1 hour 53 minutes and 13 seconds. Avg pace of 8:38. My first mile was 9:57. Yikes, somebody needed to pick it up. So I did and figured I would run as fast as I could for as long as I could. Running on the speedway is truly an adventure and I felt like I was sprinting it. I think I played Jeremy Camp's, "The Way" 5-10 times on that track. There's a line that says, "You poured out all your blood and set the captives free." Wow. Just picturing that gave me an extra step. It was truly incredible and I definitely had Dad and Jesus with me that morning. I'm paying for it today with massive amounts of back pain, but God gave me a gift to run and I run for him....hence, the blog title.