Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Running the Good Race


Didn't have to sub today, so I went running this morning: 6 miles in 58 minutes. Felt pretty good too. The weather was very nice. It was so cool out at 8am.

I need to run in the morning more often to get used to it for the race.

Will do 4 or 5 on Friday and then the LONG run Sat. morning: 8 miles.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Running the Good Race


Ran 3 miles yesterday in 22 minutes. I decided to run at a fast pace since I felt pretty good. It is funny how 3miles is so easy now.

It was warm out yesterday, but I still enjoyed my run. No knee pain at all, which is always nice.

Will rest today then run 5 or 6 miles Wednesday.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Running the Good Race


Ran up North Mountain on Friday for endurance.

Today we set out to run 8 miles, but we ran 7.5 and walked 1/2 a mile. I was really burnt out at mile 5, so we walked 1/2 mile into mile 6 then ran the rest of the way. I am glad we walked otherwise I wouldn't have finished. I just pooped out!

I need to buy those energy Jelly Bellies to help out. I also didn't eat enough carbohydrates today. Had plenty of protein, but not enough carbs. My body just quit too early. Everything else felt fine: a little knee and ankle pain at the start, but it went away.

Will REST tomorrow then run on Monday.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Running the Good Race


Ran 5 miles in 50 minutes tonight. It was warmer today: 94 degrees while I ran. Glad I took water!

Knees were hurting at first again....may be time for new shoes. Bloody sock as well. Gotten used to those!

Will go up North Mountain tomorrow then rest on Friday for the LONG run on Saturday: 7.5 miles.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Running the Good Race


Ran 3 miles in 28 minutes tonight. It was so nice outside! What a difference cooler air makes. I am actually enjoying my runs now.

Knees were still a bit touchy and my left ankle was tight, but I felt great. Did weights and hamstring work when I got home.

Will do 5 miles on Wed.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Running the Good Race


We did it! We ran 7 miles yesterday in 1 hr. 14 minutes. That last mile was tough, but I felt good. I had some knee pain in the middle of the run. I think it was because I had squatted alot while gardening in the yard that morning. Squatting is terrible for my knees. They let me know about it during mile 4 and 5. Yeowch!!

But I was able to finish strong. I felt good overall. Another bloody sock, though. Hate those.

Rested today and will do 3 miles on Monday.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Running the Good Race


Ran on Wednesday after work. 5 miles in 48 minutes. I felt good, but my legs were tired.

Ran Friday with my hubby. We did North Mountain. It is a great hill/endurance run. We both needed a jolt to our metabolism and this sort of anaerobic exercise is great.

The endurance run will help us meet our long run goal today: 7 miles.

We'll see if we can do it!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Running the Good Race


Went running yesterday: 3 miles. I felt ok. Had a sore hamstring, so I didn't want to push it. Will do 5 miles on Wednesday & 6 on Friday, Lord willing!

Had no hamstring pain today! That's good.

Have to do 7 miles on Sat. to remain on target.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Running the Good Race


I ran 3 miles on Thursday. Felt a little weak, but did pretty good.

I decided to take Friday off to rest.

Hubby and I ran 6.5 miles in 1.25 hours.on Saturday. We both were very tired due to the fact that we forgot to bring water. It wasn't hot out at all...actually, it was perfect. But it was DRY out and running that long without water is hard. We won't do that again!

So, I seem to be back on track for training. My legs felt great and my breathing was easy. I think if we had water I would have done much better. Live and learn.......

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Running the Good Race


Still too weak to run today. I subbed at Nathan's school all day then did weights when I got home. I will definitely go running tomorrow and then Friday as well.

Will do the long run on Saturday (6.5 miles) with the hubby.

Gotta get back in the, race.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Running the Good Race


Well, the inevitable happened: I got sick.

Seems I got bit by the flu bug on Monday and was sick all Monday night into Tuesday morning. I feel much better now, but not strong enough to run yet. I am hoping I can run at least 2 miles tomorrow night.

It is better for me to be sick now rather than in December or January. There is still time for me to recover before the race.

I just have to stay healthy until then!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Running the Good Race


We decided to take Friday evening off to rest up for Saturday's long run.

Saturday we ran 6 miles in 59 minutes. We both felt great and had a strong finish. I had some ankle pain, but no knee pain or hip pain at all which is good.

Woke up Sunday with some achilles tendon pain, but that was it. I think we could have easily gone 6.5 miles, so this week's long run will definitely be 6.5 miles.

Today I will run about 5 miles.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Running the Good Race


Ran 4.75 miles last night. No knee pain and I did lunges after to strength my knees further. The run was great. Humid, but cool out.

Today I just rested since I subbed then taught at GCC at night.

Tomorrow I will run 6 miles again....

My massage was great! A bit rough around the neck area, but the rest felt very relaxing. I could tell i had a lot of knots in my shoulders and back. Not anymore!

Next massage is at the end of the month.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Running the Good Race


I ran 4.5 miles tonight. Had some knee & ankle pain at the start, but it went away after the first few minutes.

I will do pilates & weights Tuesday and then run 5 miles Wednesday.....

I have my 1st FREE massage today at GCC. Can't wait!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

The Living Water-Lesson Thirty-Six

"On the last day of that great day of the feast,

Jesus stood and cried out, saying, 'If anyone

thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He

who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said,

out of his heart will flow rivers of

living water.'

But this He spoke concerning the Spirit,

whom those believing in Him would receive;

for the Holy Spirit was not yet

given, because Jesus was not yet glorified."

John 7: 37-39


Let's seek the Lord together one last time...

"Father in heaven, I praise Your holy name and thank You for giving us this study in Your word. How wonderful it has been to open up Your word and learn so many wonderful things together. I thank You for showing us how Messiah wasn't just for the Jews, but for us Gentiles as well. Thank You for including us into Your family all because of Jesus.

I pray for each woman who has read these studies here. I pray that she has come away with a deeper understanding of John Chapter 4 and the woman at the well. I pray You have revealed more of Yourself to her in these verses. I know I have learned so much.

May she continue to thirst after You and Your word each day. May You be with her and encourage her to stay near You, for You are the Living Water that we need to live.

In Jesus' name.........amen."


John 4: 42

"Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world."

Imagine the moment when the Samaritans were listening to Jesus speak and the Holy Spirit opened their eyes and ears....then they realized that this was the Christ, the Messiah, the Savior of the world with them. Just imagine.....

At this time, the Jewish people assumed the Messiah was going to come only for them, but now we read that the Messiah was the Savior of the world and He came for the Gentiles too.

Please read:

Is 60:3

John 17: 20-23

1 John 4:12-16

Is 19:19-20

Is 43:1-3

Is 60:16

Jesus is our Savior and He came to save both Jews and Gentiles.


"For we ourselves have heard Him....."

All of the earth hears the voice of God and obeys:

Matt 8: 23-27

Jonah 2: 10

But His people stopped hearing and disobeyed:

Matt 13: 15

Zech 7:11-12

2 Tim 4:3-4

Heb 5:10-11

Pray that you will be one whose eyes are open and ears hear the Lord:

Matt 13: 16-17

Mark 9:7


Life Application

" ...this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world."

Well, we have come to the end of our journey with Jesus and the woman at the well. We began our journey in Sychar at the place of Jacob's well. We sat with Jesus as He waited for the Samaritan woman to come to the well with her waterpot as she did day after day in the odd hour of the day.

As we read the words of the Lord which He spoke to her, He spoke to us as well:

He taught us who we worship and how we are to worship the One True God.

He taught us that the things of this world will never satisfy us like the things of God. He taught us that the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus our Savior.

He taught us of the Living Water that will never leave us thirsty for more but will satisfy us to overflowing like a fountain!

He convicted us of our sins so that we could hear Him and serve Him.

He taught us that God is Spirit and that He is God in the flesh.

He revealed to us that He is the Messiah.

He taught us that His food is to do the will of God and that our food is perishing.

He taught us in this lesson what compassion truly is: loving all the brotherhood.

He taught us not to take the harvest for granted but to reap it at the appointed time or it will be wasted.

He taught us that some sow and some reap but each will have their reward with Him.

He taught us to labor together so that we all can rejoice together when lost souls are found.

He showed us how His sheep hear His voice and come to Him...even the Gentiles.

Finally, most of all, He taught us that this world and all that is in it is not about us, but everything is about Him.

I pray that You have enjoyed this study as much as I have enjoyed putting together each day. What a blessing it has been to read and re-read these verses over and over asking the Lord to reveal to me new insights so that we may grow.

He answered my prayers and gave me scriptures each day to share with you. It has been such a blessing to do this study.

I pray that you leave here with a deeper understanding of the Lord Jesus whom you serve.


Until next time..........

"If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." John 7:37-38