*Will Young: Echoes
*Shelea: Love Fell Over Me
*Nichole Nordeman: Woven & Spun
*Nathan Angelo: Follow Your Heart
*Sade: The Ultimate Collection - CD2
*Francesca Battistelli: Hundred More Years
Today was a great day. I accomplished every thing I set out to do for this day. I love when things just fall into place. Little blessings in everyday Life just feeds my Faith.
I had intended to run early this morning before work. That didn't happen. I was just too cozy in bed. I probably would have skipped a run but I was determined to run at least 70 miles for the month of January. I was 6 miles short - not to shabby considering that I didn't run for almost a week a half after a nasty stomach virus. I decided to head over to Granada Park and run along the Canal. It wasn't till after I parked and getting my gear ready for a run that I realized I forgot my music. I recall running a 5K during this past Christmas season and it was miserable. I almost gave up but I really wanted those 6 miles. I sucked it up and just ran. I found myself praying and meditating along the way. I really took mental note of my breathing and running technique. When I get tired I have a tendency to forget all about breathing easy and just start gasping for more air. Caught myself doing that a few times and reminded myself to relax. Since the heel injury, I'm adjusting to a midfoot strike. When I'm tired I know I go back to the heel strike. Tonight's run was all about doing things correctly and just allowing my body and legs to let go and run.
My pace was a bit slower than I hoped but I'm not too worried. I've decided not to run the Palm Springs Half or the Arizona IMS Half. The plan is to continue with boot camp training at Underground Fitness and train for the The Phoenix Half Marathon on March 2nd. I don't care to complete a race at half ass rate. I want to be proud of a finish and I haven't felt that since the Fontana Days Run (Half Marathon) last June before my injury.
I continue to logs my progress and workouts in my Commitment Day Journal. It's feels empowering to see the progress in my own hand writing. My eating habits continue to improve and love that I'm basically cooking all my meals.
Random music is playing low on the stereo as I enjoy a hot cup of Coconut Mango tea and a small bowl of mixed fruit. I am thankful for another beautiful day filled with blessings. Matt Maher is on to something when he sings, "This is the first day of the rest of your life..."
Current Music: Will Young's Losing Myself
Current Mood: Cozy & Comfy In My Own Skin