"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Sunday, March 11, 2012

"Don’t follow in my footsteps; I run into walls."..

"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!

Just when I didn't think the day could get any better, my niece and nephew came over with their daughter. What a incredible day.

  1. 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. 
  2.  You should take in 4 to 6 ounces of fluid every 20 minutes during your runs.
  3. 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). 
  4. Post run:You should drink 20 to 24 fl oz. of water for every pound lost.
  5. Kinda gross but.. If your urine is dark yellow after your run, you need to keep re-hydrating. 


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