This was my run for the week. I try to make each run worth it since I have had only a few opportunities all summer to run. Not that I mind. It's true that cycling helps your run fitness and running doesn't help your cycling. Not that your fitness isn't there on the bike, but your legs just don't work the same. So I've been cycling a lot and running a little, but when I do run I have fun. Today I ran 13 minutes, walked 2, and repeated that 3 times, for 45 total minutes and 5 miles. Not too fast, not too slow. I was definitely faster on the out portion though, which is not surprising since it's all downhill out and all uphill back. It was beautiful!
"Be Still, My Soul"
Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly, Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.
Be still, my soul, though dearest friends depart
And all is darkened in the vale of tears;
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrows and thy fears.
Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
From His own fulness all He takes away.
Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.