Getting Back to Repeating that Hill

Tuesdays are my longest days. I have three classes (two 75-minute lectures and one 3-hour lab).

I get a little break in the middle so I decided to take advantage of that time and did a quick running workout.

Hadn’t done hill repeats in a long time, and there is this great quarter-mile hill off of Lake Merced, which I only used one time to do hill repeats. At that time, I did 5 of them, and this time, I knew I would be able to do more.

One mile warm-up, and EIGHT repeats!!!

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Run up the hill (0.25 mile) and jog/walk down the hill (0.25 mile). Repeat a bunch of times.

My times for going up the hill: 1:58, 1:59, 1:53, 1:54, 1:54, 1:53, 1:49, 1:46.

Kind of started off easier and then built up to a faster pace. I always try to give it my all in the last couple of repeats.

Total: 6 miles, 54:58.

Got home and did AbRipperX. <— Umm… I dunno about you, but every time I do it, I get hella sore. It burns so much!

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While I was away from home for an entire week, I missed Vanna terribly. She is not only incredibly cute, but needy. Then again, I need her, too.

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^She loves to play fetch 🙂

So anyways, I thought about her constantly, kept looking at pictures of her, and I think I even had a dream about her. I was so happy when we were reunited on Sunday and we got to play.

It got me thinking… I missed reading the Bible for an entire week. I was busy with my schedule packed with classes, studying, and working out that I let my Bible-reading/praying/quiet time slip away. Did I feel empty? Did I miss it? Did I keep talking about how much I wanted to drop everything and dive into the Word?

Unfortunately… not exactly. And that is worrisome.

It has been long enough that I feel like I am living in the darkness (well… not that I do super sinful things or anything, but I just end up not living in the light. I end up being a fig tree with lots of nice green leaves and big branches… and no figs. I’m alive and living, but not serving my purpose. No good).

I don’t want my relationship with God to be just about things I have to do. It’s more like… when you’re in love, you want to see the person, hear the person’s voice, read a letter written by the person… you want to get every ounce of that person, as well as give every ounce of yourself to that person.

So… I want to be able to go back to the basics and build my foundation again. Whenever I do so, I am reminded of what He has done for me. In response, I want to be able to give all of myself to Him as well.

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4: 23-24

Yes, worship God with your spirit. Be passionate, be wild, be illogical (in the world’s eyes… they’ll all think you’re nuts. When people fall in love, they do crazy things). But as the verse says, be sure to worship God in truth as well, and the Word is truth…

Anywho, that’s where I am with my faith walk 🙂

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Do you regularly do hill repeats? Do you live in a place with a lot of hills? [I live in SF. Hills are everywhere]

If you have a pet, does he/she know any tricks? [Vanna is super good at “Stay/Come” and “Where’s your ball?”, and also knows “Inside”, “Mool” (water), “Uh oh”, and “No”]

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