"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.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

No, NOT the Official Super Bowl Running Shoe!

Despite the fact that my new pair of Brooks somewhat obnoxiously scream “ Go Seahawks," they are in no way official merchandise of the NFL. In fact, I’m actually pulling for a Broncos victory later today. So, any team color scheme association was pure chance. Let me explain….

Most of you know that I am a big fan of our local Fleet Feet. They are great people and run a top notch store. I frequent them often (perhaps too often) and I typically purchase 2.5 pairs of Adrenalines from them each year. However, every January, I like to go online shopping for fire sale deals of the previous year's model. See where this is going?

As you would expect, a fire sale offer typically means you take whatever is left in stock; ergo, I now own the flashiest, brightest and neon-iest shoes that have ever been fitted to these feet. But hey, at 40% off, I'm  a lot less picky than I may have been in my youth. The funny thing is that as I was stretched out on the YMCA exercise floor, I took a look around; lime, orange, yellow and even a Houston Oiler blue with red shoestrings! Who knew, I still wear the most conservative shoe in town!

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