I pulled back a little last week, so I wanted to increase this week. As I look back I was able to get in 6 more miles. I was able to run 4 times this week. This is one of my goals for the rest of the summer – 4 runs a week. This was a week of ups and downs and trying to keep my schedule with some summer school bus runs and trying to avoid the raindrops. But I did good. Yesterday’s six miler was beautiful, but I struggled today. I was planning on a six miler, but just after mile two, I had some dizziness and felt I should back off. Also I didn’t want to be running on the back side of the river trail – which is paved, but not heavily used early in the day. If I ran into trouble, I wanted to be near traffic, so I stayed on the sidewalk and ran back to the Y, where Pam was working out. It shortened my run by 1.5 miles. For the month I am at 88.8 miles, so it looks like I will make 100 miles for the first time this year, but still leave me short of my goal of 125 – which was last June’s total. Still with yesterday’s good run, I feel like I am making progress. That is what keeps me going and pressing on – pressing toward the goal!
I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.