Waiting patiently but running further & Janathon 15/31

patience3Recently I found myself talking to a client about patience.  My biggest resolution about patience happened when I prayed for patience in order to deal with things in my life and understand things better and then found out I was pregnant.  That is when I began to know that God has a great sense of humor, because really what gives you more patience than learning to be a parent and children!

When the word showed up again this week in several different ways I began to wonder, wonder what I would have to learn to be patient about (I think I already knew but just wanted to make sure).  And sure enough now I sit waiting.  Okay let’s rephrase that.  Now I run.  I’m running more, exercising more, becoming a little obsessed about when I can get to the gym or outside to run.  patience2

Today I waited so patiently I got in 8.5 miles.  It felt pretty good but I’m not sure I can keep up this pace.  It’s a little early to be at marathon pace and distance this far away from my April marathon but after all isn’t that what patience is all about.  Waiting constructively for an answer of some sort whether good or bad (okay it better be good!).

Janathon 15/31 update

8.5 miles at 8:49 pace on treadmill

20 minutes of stretching and foam rolling

Happy 15th day of January/Janathon!  I hope you had a good one if not wait patiently for tomorrow is a new day!