Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Run with a Purpose {In the Gym}

Remember last week I said I needed to start pushing myself in my runs? Well, yesterday I did it. I ran 4.03 miles! That’s the farthest I’ve ever run. How crazy cool is that?

Run with a Purpose {Living Outside the Stacks}

I remembered my goals from last week: saying a prayer before my run and meditating on God while I ran and it worked. I also kept up the smiling and speaking to people as I ran. I turned on Pandora {DC Talk radio station} and hit the pavement.  I was able to run the first 1.05 miles without stopping and then I set run/walk points for the rest of my run.

Running with a Purpose {Living Outside the Stacks}I had to set a new goal since I met my 5K goal, so now it’s a 10K. I have two runs that I’m training for. I wrote about the first one a few weeks ago, Run 10 Feed 10. I have between now and 27 October to complete that run. Because I’m not near an official run site I’ll be registering and running it on my own. 

The other, The Kelci Ever After Inaugural Run and Memory Walk, is being hosted by my friend Kelly, in honor of her daughter. The run, which will be held on 6 October in Pennsylvania {again, I’ll be training and running it here} is to raise money for scholarships for graduates of Lake Lehman or Dallas High School. 

If I don’t find an appropriate course between now and run day, I’ll probably just run laps at Capaha Park. I don’t mind, it’s a beautiful park and I’m comfortable running there.

If you’d like to follow my training and cheer me on, I’ll be posting here, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

My goal this week is to focus more on God while I run and listen to what He has to say to me. I will also continue to push myself by running for both a longer distance and a longer time. I would like to will be able to run 1.5 mi nonstop by this time next week.


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