"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.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tho' Autumn's Coming On

Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch.....it's not only the sound, but the feel of leaves underfoot along the trail.  I love it! This time of year has become a real favorite of mine for early weekend morning runs.  As the sun breaks over the horizon you can't help but notice how this musical ground cover has left the tree line and trail canopies bare once again. Which is really nice for letting in the sun and taking a bit of the crisp out of the air.

One other favorite of mine, speaking of the "musical", is the song Tho' Autumn's Coming On, as sung by Bill Gaither.  It's on the Marathon playlist and has been on the iPod every since that little gadget came out.  That said, there is no better time to listen than in the fall and running off-road. It brings about various emotions and reflections. I think of it as chicken soup for the October runner's soul.  I hope you enjoy the video below and that you appreciate each day of the journey, regardless of the season!

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