Two Reads: One Inspring, One Convicting

April 24, 2012 — Leave a comment

Inspiring:

“The oldest marathon runner in the world, Britain-based Fauja Singh, has ended on a high at the age of 101 years…As the Indian-origin athlete completed the 26-mile London Marathon on Sunday in a record time of seven hours and 49 minutes, he announced this would be his last race.”

“In all, Fauja, who turned 101 on April 1, has run eight full marathons in the last 12 years. He started running professionally at the age of 89.”

Read the whole story at IBN Live: Fauja Singh retires from full marathons – Sports – Athletics – ibnlive.

Convicting:

“We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”

1 John 4:19-21 [NIV]


Training Journal – 4/24/I12:

  • Current plan: Half-marathon program: taper week
  • Today’s session: 5 mile tempo: warm, 3 miles @ 8:20, cool
  • Comments: Nice run.  Tempo splits were: 8:05, 7:56, 8:03 – overall 5.25 miles @ 8:20.  I keep telling myself that I need to get better at following my pacing plan if I want to be successful with a “time goal” half or full marathon plan.  MUST FOCUS. MUST FOCUS.
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