Getting Back in The Saddle

It’s easier to post about victories, like my marathon training progress last fall, but tonight it’s just me “getting back in the saddle.” It’s so discouraging to have been running so much, almost finished with a marathon training program, and now find myself at what I’d consider to be square one. My run was pretty rough tonight, but I did it, pushing all 80ish pounds of my two kids, stroller and all.

The verse, “forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead” (Philippians 3:13) kept coming to mind as I ran- it’s not just the bad things we should leave behind, but even the great things we’ve done in order to think clearly about our present state. Wish I could ride my training victories forever, setting new PR’s on a 5k, half marathon, and farthest distance ever run, but I can’t stay there. Have I mentioned how much I learn from running? Continue reading “Getting Back in The Saddle”