Another double day on the trainer bike. 20 miles easy am, 22 pm. I really don't like the bike...and I find myself staring out the window at the pool, while riding, wondering, "Could I sink to the depth of becoming a triathlete?" No offense to my tri friends ;) ...totally just kidding.
Still icing and massaging foot. Only hurts when I poke it during massage.
I want to run really really bad.....My emotions sway from not feeling like a runner at all...to wanting badly to feel some contact with the ground. My toes want it, my quads and hamstrings want it, my calves and glutes crave it!
I have been getting some awesome injury counseling via email, though. And, although it's totally NOT in my nature I am choosing NOT to run. Hardest dang thing. My gut says it's the wise thing. I am going with it. And Boston is 37 days away..
Bike to Run Conversion
First I have to say that running and biking DO NOT TRANSLATE (in my book) but I am doing what i can to keep up right now.
An interesting article on running/bike conversion came via email from Kim at Just trying is for little girls: Thanks Kim!!
Edmund R. Burke, Ph.D.Active.com (Part of the article)
Cycling Speed Calories Conversion
|M.P.H.||Cal. per mile||Divider|
For example, riding 20 miles at 15 mph burns 620 calories (20 miles X 31 calories per mile = 620 calories). Determine the running equivalent by dividing the distance (20 miles) by the conversion divider for 15-mph (3.5). The result is 5.7 miles.
This means that cycling 20 miles at 15 mph burns as many calories as running 5.7 miles.( OMGOSH!!! I BETTER START GOING FASTER OR LONGER!!!)
If you rode 20 miles at 20 mph, you would divide by the corresponding number on the table (2.9). The result is 6.9 miles. So, in terms of energy expenditure, riding 20 miles at 20 mph is equivalent to running 6.9 miles.
Both would burn about 760 calories (20 X 38).
All of us- before Levi- Just before I started really running.Day 20
Read this wife's description of her beloved in Song of Solomon 5:10-16.
Criticism leaves scar; encouragement can bring healing. Remember that today as you focus on your "30-Day Husband Encouragement Challenge."
Almost nothing is as devastating to a man as the belief that his wife finds him repulsive. Sadly, many women unwisely criticize their husbands' bodies.
Have you ever considered how wonderfully God designed men and women? No matter how a man looks by the standards of the world, a loving God designed them all, and they are all "beautiful" in His sight. Encourage your husband today by praising his uniqueness.
As you look over your husband's body, from the tip of his toes to his bald or bushy head, thank God that your husband is "wonderfully made," then admire your husband verbally. (Strong arms? Hairy chest? Firm hands? Big feet? Rugged chin? Wide shoulders? Compassionate eyes? Broad smile?)
"Be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you." (Ephesians 4:32)
(I love this scripture! The (two older) kids and I have memorized it this week- but a different translation. Ephesians 4:32 "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you."
It's time for some heart examination. As you continue in this 30-day challenge, have you found any roots of bitterness that are contaminating your relationship with your husband? Do you understand that as long as you are unwilling to forgive your husband (by God's grace and in His power) you will not be able to encourage him? Your own resentment will keep getting in the way. Now is the time to deal with any unforgiving attitudes. Forgive him, even as God has forgiven you.
Is your husband a forgiving man? Does he keep short accounts of your problems? Express your thankfulness for such a man.
Does your husband seem to harbor grudges against you? If so, could there be things you need to change? Do you possibly need to ask forgiveness for an offense? Help your husband be more forgiving by quickly forgiving him for his mistakes.
Ok...this morning was a total failure, but the day's not over!