"If you’ve raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in thickets by the Jordan?" (Jeremiah 12:5). Our journey is intended to be more than simply "stumbling" through the days while the world "wears us out.” We are made to experience the thrill of "running with horses” and to navigate life amongst the "thickets." The RWH blog focuses on both the spiritual race of which Jeremiah speaks, and the physical act of running that I absolutely love. In short, it's where "the miles meet the Message" to provide insight, perspective & encouragement that might enable you & I to successfully run either of the races set before us. May our course be purposeful and may we be passionate in our pursuit of the abundant life He desires for us.

Friday, January 6, 2012

One Doughnut, Yes. Two Doughnuts, No!

It’s such a trap.  The weekly mileage begins to add up, the scale dips immediately after those long run Sunday mornings and intuitively, your rational is solid.  You start to believe that it is metabolically impossible to gain weight throughout training cycles.  Yet despite the fact that you can actually gain a few pounds if you’re not careful, the worst part is that you just flatline.  Rather than picking up precious time and taking additional weight off your feet and knees, you are satisfied to eat everything in sight because you are netting out to zero.  Tsk, tsk, tsk.....

Trust me, I am preaching to myself on this one.  And if the reward of better fitness and nutritional health isn’t enough, consider the time chart above.  Over and over, this chart, at least directionally, proves out.  I have experienced it personally, and I have seen study after study communicate the same results.  In fact, if you want to read more from the current RW article on the subject, go here:  Ideal Weight  Now, if I can only remind myself daily, between now and March 18th, I practically have my new PR! Harder said than done, huh? 

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