NOVA’s Marathon Challenge

This is an amazing video about “normal people” running a Marathon! Watch it, buy it, enjoy it!

If this is ever “removed” by google, you can watch all of the video’s on NOVA’s website.

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Set back… but it was amazing!

Hey all!

It has been a while since I ran and even longer since I have written.

All was advancing well. I took my week off and then learned the Sunday before leaving the country that I would be gone an additional 2 weeks (and this is not a place that I could run or visit a gym). The mission trip was incredible/unforgettable/amazing and all that jazz!!! Needless to say, I have been set back on the running schedule so I will not be running the 5K this weekend (Dam Night Run). However, I think I will have enough time to prepare for the next race (Bass Kick’n 5K). I’m really excited to get back to it now that I’m home. I’ve missed the clean air & exercise!

Next week, I will be starting slow again to avoid injury and get used to running again. Then I will start the millage listed on week 14 and 15 of my plan.

I’m probably not going to post every run like I used to. I got to run 6 and was already tired to posting about my running, but I will be keeping an old fashioned pen and paper run log and I will post on this thing if anything interesting happens. I’ll also be sure to post race reviews and gear reviews, etc… It just isn’t entertaining enough for me to post every run!!

See you soon,

Ray

Didn’t Write, Didn’t Run… But I am Now!

For a long time, I quit running. Why? I guess I just lost the drive. I was doing well. I enjoyed my first 5K, ran for a while after that, but then it got hot and I got lazy. “Busy” was the excuse, but that is just an excuse.

So, I’m running again. The first few runs are always awful, so prayers are appreciated. Last time, I only planned to race one 5K and that is what I did. This time, I have several races lined up & will continue to plan more and more in the future. The Races keep me going and if I’m ever going to Run a Marathon, I need to enter and finish several 5k’s, 10k’s and maybe even a half marathon or two on my way. Below is a list of the races that I will be running:

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Yesterday was my first “run” back and it was horrible. I couldn’t breath. I know that will get better, but struggling through the first month back is always hard. Keep me in your prayers!

FEEDBACK REQUESTED!

Is anyone else running any of these races? Or have you already run them? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them & on this race schedule.
I’m working on my training schedule and will post that when it is ready. Any tips?

Thanks for reading!