"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

Thursday, February 20, 2014

When we get a little to COCKY!

I have been that runner that has biffed it, eating more than dirt. Eating my pride. You go from running all swift like a gazelle to tripping over God knows what..maybe your Ego?!  You land on your butt, face, hands, whatever. But you are desperately trying to gain back some grace- only making matters worse! I was talking to a friend of mine who said to me  "Yeah, I fell downtown and hurriedly dropped down into push ups to act like it was part of my training!"

One time I was running with my girlfriend "Jenny". We were doing a long run and I was about 500 ft ahead of her. I wasn't listening to music but I never heard her screaming. When I finished I looked back to cheer her on as she came around the corner. I was horrified when I saw her. Her pants were all tore up with blood dried dripping down her knees. Her hands were scraped up and mascara was stained on her cheeks. "ANITA! I was screaming for you but you never heard me, I am ok but I was mortified!"

I swear I can trip on air. I can not make a fall pretty. The more I try the more ridiculous I look. I have learned to just get my hands out in front of me and kiss the surface. And kiss my pride away!

JESUS MAKE IT WARM!! I LOVE that little boy! I hear ya~!
As we begin to de-thaw and pull out our running clothes let us remember a couple things:

Stay Safe On Roads!
  • Don't assume that cars see you. Especially if they are on their cell phone driving!
  • Run towards traffic and smile (last part I added to prevent them from running me off road!)
  • It is still fickly weather here in Michigan..be prepared. I ran at 8am and had good weather but black ice, at 11am we had a white OUT.  Then my son ran at 2pm and had freezing rain and sleet. Now at 7pm we have thunder and lightning.
GEAR CHECK for Night runs:
  • Headlamp or head light
  • Reflective vest or blinking red light
  • Brightly colored jacket or top
  • Reflective details (wristbands, velco reflective pieces)
  • If all else fail the white tee shirt!
Time: 1:08
"Jama joined me today. A lot of slippery spots but I managed to stay on 2 feet!"

WHO RAN TODAY?? In a couple sentences how would you describe YOUR RUN?? Were you in the rain, sleet, snow....Or sun, sand, ect...

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  1. That little guy is so cute! 76 degrees when I ran today. Summer is on it's way! I was feeling a little cocky while I was running down a steep mountain trail, running faster than normal because I had to pee really bad, I passed a few people thinking how great I was doing and the last thing I remember was opening my eyes with people all around me, I slipped and fell backwards and blacked out! Good times! Carri~A Running bee

  2. CARRI...Oh my gosh that is awful. I am so glad that you are ok. It is one of those stories you can tell and laugh about later! It really is kinda funny for a running story! But only because you were OK!
    I love that little guy!
    There actually is a video on TOSH.0 with a skit and the girl who falls. It is really funny but very inappropriate. Offensive.

  3. It was 62 & dry for me... lol on treadmill yet AGAIN!!! I actually got called off of work but not soon enough for me to call you:-( i looker at the icy rds and headed in. one day soon:-)

    1. I was like " mm, is Danielle on vacation again!" so FUNNY! Can't wait to see you!