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April 21st Fitness for the Week

Whew! What a great weekend!!!

I woke up this morning a little sore from my 17 miles yesterday.  As I went out the door to do my 1 mile, I instantly felt myself starting to loosen up and enjoy the run.  There is something that is so simple about only running 1 mile.  So easy, so free.  In and out. It felt good.

As I turned down the hill and headed towards home, I was praying so hard for this week, for our babies, for this to be THE week.  The birds were chirping, the sun was out, and the air just felt so fresh.  A song came on my IPod that said: “My hope is in you, Lord, all the day long. I will not be shaken my drought or storm.  The peace that passes understanding is my song…my hope is in you.”  As I ran down the hill on this beautiful morning, praying and singing this song, I was so overwhelmed by the Lord’s presence.  We’re talking a make me cry-give me goosebumps- HE IS HERE moment.  Wow.  I love it so much when I can physically FEEL the Lord’s presence.  I felt such a peace come over me- I know that HE is working on behalf of our family.  I trust in Him completely. It was such an awesome moment- one that I did not want to end. Like a dream that I try to prolong, I circled my block a couple of times just reveling in God’s peace.

I feel so close to God and to my babies when I run.

I LOVE it.

Good thing this week will include lots of running {and praying}

Sunday: 1 mile

Monday: 1 mile + Jillian’s advanced yoga- my first time trying the advanced workout!

Tuesday: 5 miles + arms & abs

Wednesday: 8 miles pace-  I can go faster this week.

Thursday: 5 miles + arms & abs

Friday: 1 mile + maybe yoga

Saturday: 1 mile <—I am changing my long run day to Sunday because I will be running the St. Luke’s Half Marathon! 🙂

Running & praying….praying & running

March 2 Fitness for the week

Sunday: 1 mile/off

Monday: 1 mile + Jillian yoga

Tuesday: 3 miles + abs/push up circuit

Wednesday: 6 miles at marathon pace

Thursday: 3 miles + abs/push up circuit

Friday: 1 mile/off

Saturday: 11 miles

I need to focus on sticking to my plan. I get excited and love to do more.  This weekend my training plan only had me doing 6 miles on my “long run,” and I decided to do 8. Brian has been reminding me of the purpose of a training plan- to slowly build miles.  Just because I CAN run 10 miles doesn’t mean that I SHOULD run 10 miles.  I will have plenty of time to run in the coming months, so I just need to focus on sticking to my plan, fueling properly, and staying healthy.


Brian and I had a meeting this morning for our mission trip to West Virginia this summer.  We began a new fundraiser called “Nails for Service.” We have one group of kids going to West Virginia and another group going to Belize this summer. Church members have the opportunity to purchase a nail that we will take on the trip with us. Nails are $1 each, or $50 for a box.  Brian made the poster for it yesterday and it looks AWESOME:


It pays to have a husband who is a graphic designer 🙂

As of this morning, we already made hundreds of dollars! So awesome!  We are headed out to church this afternoon.  Brian is doing sound for the 4:00 service and has to be at practice at 2:30.  I am going to go with him and sit in the sanctuary to read my Bible and pray for our precious babies.

As a new week begins in Ethiopia, I am feeling so anxious and my babies are so heavy on my heart.  I have had the date of March 3rd in my head and on my heart for months now. I have no idea why, but I have been thinking about this date and praying about this date.  Now that the day is here, I have just felt so burdened today.  I wonder, are my babies being brought into our agency’s care today? Are they being born? Conceived?  I feel like SOMETHING is going on.  I am absolutely covering my sweet babies in prayer- praying that they are safe, that they are healthy, and that they feel loved.  I am trusting in the power of prayer and that our Lord’s mighty hands are reaching from here all the way to Africa. Oh, how I love my babies.


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