Do you have a number that has meaning to you?  I have a few.  One of the most prominent for me is the number 7.

My name has 7 letters in it.  My two oldest kids’ names are 7 letters long.  My husband’s birthday is the 7th, my daughter’s birthday is the 7th and my older son’s birthday is the 27th.  My parents’ birthdays are the 7th and the 27th.  My baby’s first name starts with the 7th letter in the alphabet.  None of these things were planned (I swear!), but the number 7 just seems to pop up in my life a lot and every time it does it is like a little hug from above.  A reminder that I am not alone and that I can trust in God’s plan.  Call me cheesy, but that is just the way it is for me!  In case you are wondering, the other numbers that have important significance to me are 3, 44 and 11.  Whenever I see these numbers I cannot help but smile and feel a sense of peace.

So anyway this morning when I did my track workout of 7 miles all before 7am, I smiled.  Each of my four 1-mile repeats were in the 7s (7:42, 7:27, 7:23 and 7:14).  It was a great way to start my morning!

We’re trying to get back into the swing of things around here now that we’re back from vacation. It is a funny time, because in less than 2 weeks school will be starting and we’ll have a whole new normal to get used to.  I feel like my head is spinning some days, and running helps keep me grounded.  The whole idea of “moving into stillness” really applies to me.

Since Monday I’ve clocked in 18 miles and tomorrow is my first rest day in a while.  Rest days can sometimes really make me feel CRAZY, but I will try to embrace it tomorrow.  I have 20 miles planned for Saturday (!!) and I want my body to feel ready to tackle that.  Hurricane Irene may have interesting plans for me on Saturday if the weather forecasts are any indication.  I’ll do my best to think of it as a cleansing rain and not let my soggy shoes bring me down!

3 thoughts on “7s

  1. great job at the track!! Isn't it awesome to feel accomplished before 7am?! 15 is my number. it must mean you are going to run a sub-8 half, right?! 🙂
    i'm so ready for a new routine. My head has been spinning all summer long… 🙂 So glad you had a great vacation. Looked wonderful!

  2. Hey thanks for the follow! Love reading new blogs about runners. Congrats on your 7 at 7 in the 7's! Great workout! Sounds like you are logging in lots of mileage – enjoy your rest day. Looking forward to reading more of your blog…oh, and happy anniversary next week! 🙂

  3. I find rest days are a time I have to be busy if possible. Maybe it means it's not a total rest, but at least it's an active rest, since at most I'm going for walks with the kids or walking around the zoo or something.

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