I ran 4.75 miles today! It's the second longest run I've done in my training so far. The hills in Valley Forge are pretty killer, but I'm glad I'm doing them because I know that my half ends with a hill and I'm already dreading it. I definitely think about the end of the half when I'm pushing through the pain on those hills! I really wish I had brought my camera because the sunset was amazing, but I'm not really interested in carry anything extra while I'm running. I've also been pressed for time and I've just been trying to get my run in before the sun goes down. I'm super pumped for daylight savings this weekend. Who doesn't love an extra hour of daylight after work?! Maybe when the sun is setting later, I can get some snap shots after my run.
Dave and I are attending a prayer class at his church for Lent. I wasn't sure how I felt about going but I've actually been enjoying it. Tonight's topic was Prayer and Listening. I honestly never thought about listening as a part of prayer, I always thought it was all about talking to God, asking for help, thanking Him for things. But when the pastor started talking about a centering prayer aka sitting in silence for a period of time, focusing on what God has to say, using a word or image of your choice to refocus yourself when you get distracted (my word was peace and I pictured the sunset in the park), it made me think about the importance of meditation, regardless of how you feel about religion. I think taking a few minutes out of your day to clear your mind, relax, and unplug is very important. I want to add meditation to my daily routine, there are so many benefits and hopefully I can clear my mind enough to hear any messages God has to send to me.
Anyway, tomorrow is Thursday, which isn't bad, but it's not Friday! I'm always living for the weekends. At least tomorrow is supposed to be 70 degrees! The weather has really been blowing my mind recently. I do love snow, but I think I love the warm temps even more! It has been sort strange though. This seems like a distant memory...
One of the two snow dustings we got all winter, minus the weird Halloween blizzard.
Well I hope the rest of your week flies by :)
Do you meditate?