Thursday, April 23, 2009

Strong Finishes

Kara Goucher and Ryan Hall left it all on the course Monday in Boston. Check out the heart.

Tonight, I ran three miles, then ran six hard 150-yard wind sprints. It was 83 degrees. I've only tallied about 15 miles this week, with a little cross-training, but am not the least bit concerned. My body needs "a break."

I'm excited about watching the Country Music Marathon Saturday morning, but am very concerned about the marathoners. It's going to be a scorcher when they finish ... the hottest day of the year. Most have been training in cold weather and they are about to get bludgeoned.

Wednesday, Dori and I heard a wonderful prayer at a celebration luncheon. It's attributed to St. Francis of Assisi.

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.


1 comment:

Ronni Gordon said...

Just watched the video. Thanks for posting it. It was great to get a chance to study their faces. I can't imagine doing that! Hope your training continues to go well.