It has been a whole week since I have posted anything and not one outcry from my readers wondering what has happened to me. Oh well, it obviously isn't keeping me from typing away!
39 days (or 5.5 weeks) until we leave for Hawaii. A co-worker just got back this weekend and was telling me about their trip which is getting me excited all over again. I have to be honest, we have been planning this for over a year now so it feels very different knowing that it will actually be happening in a few weeks! Spent a few days at the pool this weekend to start the base tan...gotta loooong way to go for sure.
I believe my very first post was about running and that was about 8 weeks ago. I thought I should update you on how it is going. My goals was, "to someday enjoy it [running] even a teensy weensy bit." I never believed Richard when he said that running actually got past the painful stage and felt good, but it has done that very thing for me. I still have to motivate myself to get out there (it's all about making time for it - otherwise you will find 10 million other things to do), but during the run I don't feel like dying and I actually even push myself to do more and better. For instance, on Saturday I ran 4 miles consecutively for the first time in my life! And last night, I did an 8:21 mile. That is slow compared to Richard and Jake, but it is record-breaking for me. So, I have officially gotten in the "habit" of running and have no desire to stop because I NEVER want to be back at that horrible beginning stage again! Two friend of mine, and their moms, are running with me on Saturday in a little charity run. I made my goal of being "in the habit of running" by this race. I am really excited that I get to do this with my friends though - it has been great encouragement. I think I need to post a picture now to keep you interested in this post. The first one is Richard and I when we jogged on Thanksgiving and the second is Jake running cross-country.
This is probably my most unorganized post ever, but if you have stuck with me this far, I have one little quote for you that I found very interesting and want you to think about. I had re-memorized Psalm 19 and was quoting it for Richard on our camping trip. We talked about how the Bible says God is revealed to everyone through His creation and that there is not one person who can say they didn't know there was a God. Therefore, ignorance is not an excuse and therefore we have only two options: deny God or accept Him. The very next week, this quote popped up and happened to correlate with what we talked about. I love how God works things together like that.
“It takes no brains to be an atheist. Any stupid person can deny the existence of a supernatural power because man’s physical senses cannot detect it. But there be ignored the mystery of first life…or the marvelous order in which the universe moves around us. All of these evidence the handiwork of a beneficent Deity. For my part, that Deity is the God of the Bible and Christ, His Son.’"
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
Now, go read Psalm 19.