Running With Patience
Don't expect instant results
Yesterday was the "official" start of the training plan (made by my former cross-country coach Erin Floeter).
Monday was supposed to be a "rest" day. That didn't happen. I woke up at 5:00AM, went for an easy 1.8 mile run, and completed a short upper body workout.
Can you tell I am excited to start training?
But, as antsy I am to run, I need to remember to be patient.
Patience is what helped my knee heal. Patience is what creates a sound mind and body. Patience is what gets you results.
I need to trust in the plan that Erin has created and not be stupid about training. In her training plan she notes, "DO get two rest days a week. Coming off your injury, this is important."
I threw that suggestion out the window on Monday, but I need to start heeding her advice.
For those of you that don't know Erin she is a teacher, mentor, coach, runner and a great friend. From full marathons to half marathons to 10Ks to 5Ks, she has competed in numerous races. It is because of Erin that I am the runner that I am today. She is responsible for sparking and keeping my love for running going. She is always answering my running questions, making me training plans and reminding me that "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."
My week of training is as follows:
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 3 miles
Thursday: 3 miles
Saturday: 4 miles
Sunday: 30 minutes of cross training or easy running
Today after work, I will be doing 3 miles with Jordan in this 90 degree weather. It is going to be tough, but I will remain patient through the heat and pain.
Yours in running patiently,