Sunday, October 25

Seasonal Groaning

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, it just seems I am saying the same thing over and over. I continue to run my 4 miles consistently and without pain. I was planning to do 5-6 miles on Saturday but missed my long run because I let to many thing squeeze out my time, things that were not as important as a good run, ugh. The weather was beautiful this week until the weekend then it got really cold. With the time change coming and winter just around the corner my morning runs will become more challenging. The regular runners will begin to thin out making my runs more isolated combined with the cold weather it will be harder to motivate myself to climb out of my nice warm bed to face the dark chilly air. I have a treadmill but find it hard to do more than 3 miles without going crazy=). I don't mean to sound like I'm complaining I just like running in warm weather so much more than winter running. I have been actually thinking about running my first marathon in April but it would require me to put in a lot of winter miles...I keep talking myself out of it for that reason and also I'm just not sure I have the mental fortitude to run that long...anyway enough about the weather and my humdrum attitude about winter running. For now I am enjoying the fall colors and mostly seasonal weather.
The changing seasons always remind me of this verse; Romans 8:22-23 "We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies".
If creation longs for glory how much more we who are His children should long, groan, for the redemption of our bodies, which will mean we will be with Christ in glory! Next time you are out running look at the trees and all of creation and think upon this verse.


Mary Ann said...


I just posted a note to you on my blog.

Have a great week!

Wendy said...

I trained for my first marathon starting in January, for a May marathon. It was definitely a challenge w/ice/snow, etc., but it's doable. I'm w/you and the treadmill. And, I noticed yesterday there definitely aren't many runners out anymore.

Tina at Gotta Run Now said...

Since you aren't too sure about the marathon, the shorter races are fun, too! And can be a good challenge, too!

Thanks for dropping by my blog after the half marathon!

Kate said...

I say go for it if your body lets you (pain free). I'm still dealing with ITB but so be it. I'm finally over the depressing part. Time to move on and just be thankful I can put one foot in front of the other. My time will come so I'll wait until then and do whatever I can. I think the good part of running in the winter is it gets me outside, I literally chase the winter and post Christmas blues away, and it keeps me HAPPY! (I don't like the winter!). The hardest part seriously is getting out the door... I'm going to sell stuff on ebay and save up for some super warm tights or running pants of some sort and a warm "cold gear" shirt to wear under another layer. I dont' have the appropriate clothes for winter running and I hope that will make a difference. With all of my two cents, I still say go for it if you are feeling good physically!