Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Counting Down The Days

It's so close to the race: 10 days!  I'm really, really excited for that morning.

There has been a lot of exciting stuff that has gone on lately with my fundraiser.  First of all, I reached my $2,000 goal!! Thank you to everyone who supported me and donated toward the cause.  It means so much to me and I can't thank you enough!  Thank you for all of the love and support!


Also, I was asked to be on WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville to talk about my story!  I will be filming for it next week (around the 24th or 25th) and it will be aired sometime before the half marathon.  I want to give a shout out to my buddy Tim Zollner for hooking this up for me.  Thank you Tim!!


Running is going great.  It's been a really busy week with class projects, tests, and studio work, but I feel pretty good for the race!

Have a blessed week!

"I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 3:14 (ESV)

Matt

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Fast Mile

Today I did not have a lot of time do a long run, so I decided to sprint a mile.  I finished in 6 minutes and 50 seconds, which was awesome for me.  I finished the mile then just jogged back to my house another half mile or so.  


I'm on a water drinking diet (with some juices here and there) up until the race.  It's amazing how good you feel by only drinking water and cutting out sodas.  You all should try it sometime...


Race is in 17 DAYS!!


"But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness." - Psalm 86:15 (ESV)


Matt


Monday, April 9, 2012

Crunch time

It's crunch time! Ready to rock the half marathon in a few weeks! I went out and bought new "ironman" socks and wow how it makes a difference. I didn't even feel my blisters when running and they didn't irritate them at all. It was a good investment I must say. Here's the short run I did today... I felt great.

Monday, April 2, 2012

4 weeks until the race

Starting the countdown.  It's 4 weeks until the race.  I can't wait for it!  I ran a little bit of the route today and it was kind of rough.  I haven't run in a couple of days because I have been out of town, but I ended up running about 7 miles today.  Didn't get to time it or anything but it took about an hour or so.  My blisters started flaring up again which was a bummer, and I had to walk a couple times, but overall it was a pretty good run with my friend Mary Claire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA9vSfNqbZk&feature=youtu.be&fb_source=message

Matt