This week has been a very unusual week. I drove with my family to South Carolina. We crammed 5 adults into a Kia and traveled 1,600+ miles. This really was pretty crazy. I will do things differently next time. I will bring my wife with me and either drive or fly. I saved lots of money by traveling with my parents.
Enough said. The funeral service went well. My grandmother was a good person and will be greatly missed. I didn't shed a tear, but I was close a couple times. Grandma hasn't been well for over 12 years now. This made it easier for me because she has been suffering for a long time.
My grandmothers last words were: "Come and get me Jesus, I have suffered long enough". Pretty amazing, especially that she hasn't spoke for so long.
My training went pretty well while I was gone. I ran several times. I woke up early, twice, before a long car drive.
1/8/08 5:16am, Time: 53:19, 6.75 miles, 7:54/mile, 921 calories
1/11/08 9:22am, Time: 42:42, 5.42 miles, 7:53/mile, 549 calories
1/13/08 5:16am, Time: 57:38, 7.0 miles, 8:14/mile, 951 calories
My first and third run were in Grain Valley, Missouri. We stayed there both times and I ran about the same area. It is pretty funny to see that I ran at the same time too. I brought all my running gear with me, including my headlight.
I feel very blessed. I have discovered that I am doing all this triathlon and stuff because "I can". This may seem silly, but it's true. I have the ability and the will to keep myself healthy, fit and love life. THANK YOU for all your prayers!!!
Now its back to the pool and bike! Yeah!