Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Paul and the Law, Part III
Monday, August 29, 2011
6 miles and Halloween 5k...
Saturday I ran 6 miles!! We had a 10-mile long run Saturday morning, and I ran the first 6, two miles at a time with gatorade-breaks in between. But I ran a whole 6 miles! Unfortunately, after 6 miles, my legs were dead, so I walked most of the last two and a half and called it quits. So, didn't make it to 10...but I am still happy with my run.
SO, my running team is hosting a 5k on October 28. It's a Halloween 5k, complete with costumes! I would LOVE for all of my friends to come and run this. It will be a lot of fun, AND it will raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
You can find the registration form here: Team in Training Halloween 5k. Also, we have a facebook event set up, too! So, who's in??
It's almost September!! The weather should really start cooling down soon, right?? I'm looking forward to cooler running weather and improving my time!
Question for YOU: What do you look forward to in September?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Paul and the Law, Part Deux
The Law Defined
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Running again and Facebook Babylonians...
|These shoes are holding up well! :)|
Ancient Babylon was know for its extravagance, indulgences of every kind, and generally an "it's all about me"-attitude. Their motto, according to Isaiah, was "I am, and there is no one besides me" (Isa. 47:8).
Unfortunately, today's society mimics this motto in every way. And facebook has become a forum for the all-about-me mentality. I'll be the first to admit that I spend WAY too much time reading about other people's lives and "stalking" my friends' walls. This topic has come up several times in recent conversations, so I decided to make a list of some of the things that people do to portray this mentality of "I am, and there is no one besides me." Please remember that this is not directed at anyone in particular...just some things I've observed (and, ahem, done).
You might be a Facebook Babylonian...
- if you feel the need to "check-in" everywhere you go.
- if you pour out your life story in 420-word or less soundbites...enlightening your readers to all of your ailments and intimacies.
- if you call people out on facebook - by name - without calling them out IRL (in real life).
- if you expect people to know what's going on in your life because you posted it on facebook. (attention users: not everyone checks your profile page every day - shocker, I know)
- if you post something that starts with "if you know someone..." or ends with "99% of you will not re-post, let's see if you're in that 1%"
- ANY TIME you need prayer - please post it. Asking for prayer is completely acceptable!!!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Enfamil and Junk Email...
However, much to my dismay, I checked my Junk mail folder this morning and I had received an email from Enfamil. Nothing against that company, just one email that got through.
Unfortunately, this email had large bold letters that said: "Your baby is now 6 months old!"
Ugh. It's hard. IF the girls would have been born on their due date of February 14, yes, they would be 6 months old now.
I'm okay. Really, I am. I just felt the need to share a little frustration and sadness.
God is still good. His peace still surpasses all understanding. And one little email WILL NOT define my day.
Plank Pullin' - with gossip...
I hate gossip. Especially in the form of a prayer request. With a large group of gossipy ladies. Ugh.
But it's just as bad to gossip with one person. In private. With no prayer. (As a matter of fact, it might be worse to gossip without prayer!)
So, what plank am I pullin' today? The gossip plank. Because chances are, if you're reading this blog, I've talked about you. In private with one other person. With no prayer. And I hate it.
I'm sure there are some of you reading, thinking either 1) she couldn't possibly be gossiping about me... OR 2) I'm offended.
I deeply apologize to everyone. Seriously, I hope we can still be friends.
Consider it pulled. (I might need some help keeping this one out.)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Paul and the Law, Intro...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Shin Splints, Landstuhl, and Paul...
edited: just realized this is my 50th post! lol.
I haven't been running much lately because of a right shin splint. Yep. It KILLS everytime I run, so I'm resting it this week. No Fun.
I dropped Hampton off at the airport Sunday morning for his flight to Germany. He'll be over there for 6 weeks, doing a rotation at Landstuhl. (I'm getting used to spelling that!) It's tough this time, cause everytime he's been away before I've been able to go see him whenever I wanted to. This time, I have to actually wait out the full 6 weeks. On the plus side, I AM going over there at the end of his rotation and we are going to explore Europe a little. yay!
Saturday night we went to Half-Shell Oyster House and had a nice dinner. Kind of a "going-away" dinner. It was yummy, but I got a huge platter of fried food and it was TOO much.
Monday, August 8, 2011
So, this morning, I totally ran the Ocean Springs bridge. Yep. From the OS side to Biloxi side with a little extra (which was a full 2 miles)...then walked back to the bridge and ran back almost to the top of the main hill before walking again for a tenth. Then, ran the last tenth up and ran down the rest of the way!
So, with only walking about a quarter-mile, I ran 4 miles!!
I'm super excited at this jump in my progress. I was talking with my bestie/training buddy just yesterday about how most of my struggle is mental. So, today, I was determined to overcome that...and I did!
I figured out that my shin splints were probably caused by the tight turns at the gym track...so, not running there anymore unless I absolutely have to. Gonna try to stick to early morning outside runs - they simulate the race, anyway!
Hope everyone is having a fantastic Monday!
Remember, "this is the day that the Lord has made...rejoice and be glad in it!"
ALSO, "give me THIS day my daily bread."
God has enough grace, mercy, patience, love, kindness, joy, faith, and whatever else you need TODAY.
What's the farthest you've run without stopping? (C'mon, I know there's a few marathoners out there!)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
“…your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…”
Are you actively seeking God’s will in Your life? Or do you settle for surviving each day and pursuing your own wants and desires?
I say “surviving” because I believe that’s all we do when we only seek our own will and not God’s. We make it through the day. Or we survive the week. Or we just barely endured this month. God has SO MUCH more in mind for us than merely “surviving.” He wants to help us LIVE more abundantly than our measly human minds can imagine.
So, what’s the plan for today? Get through it? It’s Wednesday, middle of the week… if you can just make it until Friday…what? What happens then? Do you LIVE for the weekend?
What if we LIVED for EVERY DAY? How would that look? Think about how God could use us if we surrendered to His will every day. Think about how every day could be an opportunity to do something amazing to the glory of God.
Keep in mind that seeking God’s will is not always a huge decision, but it is always life-changing. Taking the small step of humility each day, putting others before yourself…or choosing to not engage in certain conversations…or simply being flexible about your time so that God can use you.
Father, help me abandon my own will – my own wants and desires – so I can become more in tune with Your will. Help me put aside everything that does not bring glory to You.