"God’s plan is like a movie. All the good and bad things are arranged together for the good ending."
I am a Airhead. For those that REALLY know me, they may think this is even a understatement. I try so hard to compartmentalize my actions, thoughts and emotions. My mind moves like a rollercoaster. It goes in hyper speed to up and down and often spiraling out of control. I have wires loose, fried and not connected at all. It seems to work OK...most of the time. Well I guess that depends on who you talk to though. But my scatterbrain usually equates to something getting lost..misplace is the way I like to word it.
I personally think it is a genetic disposition. My mom was the same way.
I REALLY try HARD to not be preoccupied, I try to be focused, rational, attentive..But something happens....
I lost Andys Keys!! He has been out of town to Haiti all week. I had to bring his truck to the church tonight so he had a way home and LOST his keys. Now loosing keys is like second nature to me. I have lost so many keys and locked my keys in the car so often that "On Star" would make jokes with me when I would call them.
We now own a FORD so it has a key pad. Kinda weird I can memorize numbers easy enough but not where I put things!
I was seriously asking people to pray for me to find those keys at church. I even told the boys if they found dads keys I would give them 20$ (cheaper than calling a locksmith)!
Well I had a long run today, 19 miles. I had a hard time focusing on my run because the "loss of ANDYS keys" really had taken up EVERY compartment in my overstimulated brain. I could hardly focus on anything.
Heidi had accepted my invite to run with me for at least half my run today. I was trying to zone in on my gratitude there.
We had a great run together. I ran 9 miles alone before I met her. Together we ran 8 miles together. The day was so beautiful but we really needed the water today. We actually did a couple loops to her house to hydrate again. We maintained a pace under 9's. That was incredible. We were both "Feeling it"
by the time we separated I had less than 2 miles to go. But I was still standing, my blister wasn't irritating me, and the sun was STILL shining!!
But then...in the quietness of my homeward run...ANDY'S KEYS surfaced into my thoughts!!
I wasn;t home 5 minutes and Andy actually called me from Miami! I had to break the news to him. He was trying to be happy but he was a bit irritated with me, That made two of us.
I hung up the phone and within 5 more minutes I prayed..MORE, and continued to look...I FOUND THEM!!
They were in my car..where we looked a few hundred times!
|KHLOE!! my Great Niece..Isn't she GREAT!|
HYDRATION: 5 Simple Facts: DRINK ONLY TILL THIRSTY!
- On long runs (more than 7-9 miles) An hour before you start your run, try to drink about 16 ounces of water or other non-caffeinated fluid.
- You should take in 4 to 6 ounces of fluid every 20 minutes during your runs.
- During longer workouts (90 minutes or more), some of your fluid intake should include a sports drink (like Gatorade) to replace lost sodium and other minerals (electrolytes).
- Post run:You should drink 20 to 24 fl oz. of water for every pound lost.
- Kinda gross but.. If your urine is dark yellow after your run, you need to keep re-hydrating.