"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.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Back in the Saddle - Finally!

After two looooonnngg months (sixty-three days, 7 hours and 41 minutes to be precise), consistent training runs have commenced. In a like way, a blog post draught of over three weeks will end today. For both, it's been the longest interruption in almost four years--it has not been fun.

What started with a tweaked knee in West Virginia, was followed by a mid-summer, mid-semester load of reading, writing papers, and on-site residency. Throw in a few recreational runs here and there,  primarily to test the knee, when along comes move-in day at Auburn and the resulting back pain due to setting up a college sophomore daughter's third floor dorm room, without the assistance of working elevators no less. Key words - daughter (yes, it makes a huge difference), third floor, and no working elevators.

But it's all good. Classwork is momentarily lighter, knees and back seem fine, and the late summer / early fall weather is upon us. Plus, as they often say, injuries and rest can sometimes lead to better performance down the road. So, here's to better performance and to heading on down the road ... one foot strike at a time.

Here we go. Giddy-up.

No comments:

Post a Comment