Okay, so it has been a few days since I last posted, and here's why: I was just too tired!
I have literally worn myself out this week "thinking" about my new exercise schedule, and that has not been joyful.
For example, the night before my bike ride, I kept waking myself up wondering if I could even ride a bike that has brakes which are operated by my hands, instead of my feet! And it was even worse the night before my "race pace" workout where I was asked to run for 22 minutes as hard as I could (roughly 160 bpm). I kept waking up thinking, "That just sounds way too hard. I might die. I'm almost 43!"
Enough of that negative self doubt. The Deceiver has been after me, but I am bound and determined to outrun him. Heck, even when he was nipping at my heals and riding on my back during my "race pace" day, I was still able to run sub 9-minute miles! You can't keep this girl down!
So today, after a day of rest, I am ready to hit the 30-minute (140 bpm) run tomorrow, refreshed and revived by the Holy Spirit's reminder to be joyful!
Until next time,