Monday, February 18, 2013

Sub-9 Pace + For Us

What a great day off!  I didn't have to teach today, and I just feel so refreshed and ready for the rest of this week.  I didn't just sit around all day.  Joe and I finished getting some packing done and started settling in at the new house!
All packed up and ready to go!
Don't get me wrong, I still spent some time lounging with a cup of coffee and a book this morning on my make-shift "couch".
Ok, on to the usual stuff....

With my half marathon coming up on Sunday, I want to take things easy this week!  I decided to go for a two mile run today with the dog.  Afterward, I decided to get in some stretching to help prevent some soreness/injuries.
I was really pumped about the average pace!  Under a 9-minute mile the whole time!  I think Wewii helped me attain that pace, but I also think that I could hang with it the whole time is also a testament to all of my training.

I wasn't the only one tired at the end of the run....
This little guy made a bee-line for the tub and hung out there for a while to cool down.  Smart guy, it is the coolest room in the apartment!

Plan for tomorrow: Best Body Bootcamp Workout A after school and a professional development session.

How are your Lent commitments going so far?  I've been doing pretty well with my nightly devotional/Bible reading.  This weekend threw me off a little bit, but I'm hoping to get back to the Word today.

I wanted to talk about the sermon at church yesterday.  My church is doing a series called "Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus" for Lent, and it began by talking about Jesus' baptism and temptation (Mark 1: 9-13).  
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The minister began by asking why Jesus would get baptized or have to be tempted by the devil.  I'd never thought of it before, but that is kind of weird.  Why would the Son of God need to be claimed by God, and then prove that he could resist temptation from the devil?

The answer: for us!  

Jesus came to show us the way to commit ourselves to the way of the Lord, as well as resist temptation.    He gives us the example to follow to walk in His footsteps.  But not only that, he came to be fully human and understand what we go through every day.

It was a great sermon, and I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series.

Questions for you: What's your best run lately?  Doesn't have to be a great time, just one that made you feel really good!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great sermon series!

    You had a fast two mile run with the dog! Both of ours know all the coolest spots in the house too.