Judgement call

imageIf you think I am looking jolly pleased with myself you’d be right!  After the disaster that was last month and in my second week of “recovery” training, I’ve done a steady but completely trouble free 8.3 miles which gives me tremendous confidence for my planned 10 miles on Sunday.  (I have to give credit to my amazing physiotherapist at Coach House in Leeds since after my run and then sitting down for an hour and a half, I don’t feel the least bit stiff).

Now, here’s the thing: I’ve entered this March 100 mile challenge with Awesome Running Events and if I follow my current training programme to the letter, I will do “just” 85 miles in March (which ain’t bad given my Feb total amounted to more than 25).

In the world of business, if a manger has a target to achieve but can’t quite see where all the sales are going to come from, they can add a “judgement” to their forecast, which basically means that they reckon they can call pull out all the stops and eek-out an extra so much.  So I thought I would do they same for my running and add a “judgement” of 15 miles to my monthly forecast bringing it up to 100 miles.

What does that mean in reality?  We’ll certainly make sure I religiously log all warm up and warm down runs, maybe add a little bit extra to some of the runs (like .3 today), maybe the odd jog down to the Tesco Express, who knows? However I do it, I want the medal I get for achieving the target!

Now what about the biblical note I have started to add to my Blog?  Well, in the Bible the term “judgement” is used various other contexts.  There are plenty of examples however, of how people faced with seemingly impossible tasks, achieve them by putting their trust in God (like David and Golliath for instance).  A most famous and often quoted passage is Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”
‭‭(NIVUK‬‬)

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Author: richardmann55

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, IT Solutions Architect at Fujitsu, Distance Runner with Rodillian Runners. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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