Monday, January 23, 2012

January 21st, 2012 – 8.10 Mile Run/Walk

The continued prayer is, “Lord keep me focused. Keep my mind stayed on You. Help me to bring You praise. I know You believe in me. Please help me in my unbelief. Amen.”

This run really should have been great but the only good thing about it is that I did get it done.

It was supposed to be the glorious distance run that caps off my week. But alas, the whole house was down with this terrible cold.

First Jayda got it. High temperature, achy body, fatigue, coughing, stuffy nose… the whole nine. Of course, I can’t keep my hands off her so I got it too, then Jordan and finally, Chris. *sigh*

There were days off work and missed school days. The entire week was spent with the entire household in varying stages of blaaahhh.

I dragged myself through work on Friday then crashed.

Saturday morning dawned shiny and bright. Still exhausted and sporting a slightly elevated temperature, I geared up, grabbed a leash and set out with Sarah for what was supposed to be a 10-miler.

I knew almost immediately that this run was not going to be a success and almost turned around before I left my neighborhood. Not only did I feel like I was moving through molasses, but Sarah was completely out of control.

It had been so long since she’d been out for a run, she completely forgot how to do it. She bolted after every dog she saw and just would NOT obey commands.

I spent the entire “run” trying to get her to behave. I ended up walking at least half of it.

The chilly breeze felt great against my burning skin, though. By the time I got home, my temperature was back in full force.

Needless to say, I was extremely grumpy by the time I finished this run. It took far too long to finish and I cut it short to 8 miles.

Aw, well…. We shall have to try that one again. See ya on the next run…..


  1. I am sorry you aren't feeling good. But good job on running 8 miles despite all that blah. I hope you get to feeling better soon.
    My dog drags and bolts every time I take her outside. It is aggravating. But I want to run with her so she can get some exercise instead of being coop up all day long.

  2. I also tagged you in my latest post. :)