"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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Revisiting the Wave

I received a text from my wife yesterday morning. She had just opened the Wall Street Journal and found an article that she thought I would appreciate.  She was right.  The headline read, 'Hey Riders, Runners: Do you Wave?'  My wife's comment was, "you were ahead of your time on this one." A reference to multiple blog entries that I have posted on the subject. 

The article was a quick read and the author, Jason Gay, was fortunately very pro wave, as I tend to be.  It was also great to see that many professional cyclists and runners make a point to acknowledge others as well.  My favorite line was, "I will believe in my heart that waving is a sign of solidarity with your fellow cyclists and runners." I would also add that I believe the runner's wave, and/or nod, is a sign of respect for others, a sign of appreciation that the shared moment is a blessing of physical health, and even a sign of enjoyment in life's simple pleasures. Not waving is not a sign that a runner is against any of these things, but sometimes I wonder.

Anyway, I thought others might really enjoy the WSJ article.  It is found here:  Do You Wave? I have also included the link to one of the previous RWH posts on the subject, A Sunday Wave  - Enjoy. Oh, and don't forget to wave!

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