I’ve got a lot of great pictures of Kate running, but this one from Sunday’s ING Kids Rock Marathon is by far my favorite! Look at her Go!!
I love the form! I love the intensity! I’m so proud of my Kater Bug!!!
The backlash from our culture against Christianity and Biblical teaching is disturbing to Christians, but should not be surprising. Our message is “foolishness” to the world:
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (I Corinthians 1:18, NKJV)
After a rest day yesterday (Day 11), this was the 4th day from week 2 of my “Return to Running” program, which includes:
*3 to 5-minute walking warmup
*4 x 5-minute run / 2-minute walk
*3 to 5+ minute walking cooldown
For today’s run, I pushed Sara in the running stroller down the Harpeth River Greenway on a beautiful afternoon. We started out at the Nature Center in Edwin Warner Park, and she seemed to have a really good time. It was awesome to have another member of Team Agee along as company! Her favorite part was the “Bumpy Road,” which was the old connector road by Ensworth High school. Even with the stroller, my legs felt pretty good throughout. In total we did 20 minutes of running and just under 18 minutes of walking for a total of 3.54 miles completed.
We had a LOT of rain over the weekend, with areas of flooding. My original intention today was to park at a different area along the greenway, but this is what I saw on the road leading to the parking lot:
Bone Density Scan
Last Friday morning I had a Bone Density Scan at Premier Radiology to see if a lack of bone density might be contributing to my recurring stress injuries. Well, today I found out the scan shows I have mild Osteopenia, which simply means that my bone density is slightly less than the norm for my age and gender. The prescription was to take calcium and vitamin D supplements, and eat more calcium rich foods. So, it looks like I now have one more thing to add to my training program.
While I was putting Sara (She’s 3) to bed, I laid my head on top of hers for a snuggle….
Do you want me to sleep here like this all night?
No, you need to go downstairs and sleep in your bed. But….you can call for me if you need me, and I’ll come down and sleep with you.
This was the 3rd day from week 2 of my “Return to Running” program, which includes:
Today’s run was through the streets of Green Hills in a driving rainstorm, following 1-hour on the elliptical at the Green Hills YMCA. Even though it was tough running in such miserable conditions, it was NOTHING compared to what the participants in the Country Music Half Marathon and Marathon had to deal with today for 13.1 or 26.2 miles respectively. It rained heavy throughout the race, and in honor of my running comrades who endured these nasty conditions, I give you one of my favorite Bill Bowerman quotes:
There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
Kudos for being true runners today! You definitely earned your medal.
As for my run, it was not fun, but I felt OK considering the weather. Just happy to have it over with. In total I got in 20 minutes of running and 11+ minutes of walking for 2.94-miles completed.