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Monday, February 18, 2013

Just a normal day

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     I don't know how to say this without sounding disrespectful, but in all genuineness: thank you presidents, for giving me the day off of school.  I was able to wake up in relaxed manner and catch up on the news while eating breakfast.  Then, I finished my homework-- I'm so grateful I won't be doing that tonight-- and reveled in the freedom of a Monday at home.  I was planning on heading out on the trails outside my house for my distance run of the week, but at my dad's suggestion, we drove over to the trail by the river around noon.  I love running, but it gets boring running the same trails/sidewalks over and over.  Today was such a nice change of pace!
     I just pulled my hip flexor last week, so I wasn't planning on going too hard, just a comfortably paced 10 miles.  But I've also been trying to gain confidence in my running, and I doubted that a slow run would do as good a job as a fast paced run would.  For me, the first few miles are always the hardest-- I'm a true distance runner.  Once I got about four miles in though, I was feeling a lot better.  The only problem was that my hip flexor/groin and my foot (that's a new spot for me, probably because I was altering my gait for my hip flexor pain) were starting to ache, so I had to stop a good five times throughout the run for a quick stretch.  Other than that, I had an enjoyable run and gained a great amount of confidence. It was about 50 degrees out too, so the weather was just about perfect and the water was gorgeous to watch as I ran by.
     I just got home, and am now pooped out in the basement with two bags of frozen veggies: one for my groin and the other for my foot.  However, one of the bags was open, so frozen corn got all over the place.  I'm sure I look like a freak with my feet propped up on the wall, veggies in my pants, and icy corn puddled around me....  Happy Presidents Day!  I hope you take joy in the simple pleasures of the day, like I have.  I'm so grateful for just a simple day.  Nothing about today is extraordinary, and it doesn't have to be.  God made it just right, and I am so thankful that he does that day after day of my life.


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      ps. I don't know or associate myself with you, haha

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