"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 16, 2014

Making snotrockets look good!

I am sure tomorrows race will be handicapped by today's long run.
No Regrets.

It was a Snot Rocket kinda run today. There is nothing ladylike about blowing snot rockets into the wind. I believe that if you are out running a 20 miler  in 21 degree weather you can make a snot rocket look GOOD!
It is not gross or nasty..It is Beast. YOU can pretty much poop your pants on a 20 miler in the frigid cold and make that look good in my book! (I just don't want to see It)
My nose was running faster than my legs on today's run.
After 7 miles of running solo I met some friends. I ran almost 10 miles with Maryann, Ken and Andy. During that time I refrained from Plugging my nostril and blowing. Instead I did something just as attractive: I blew my nose in my gloves!
There is no shame. We were all in the same boat as the wind blasted us from one turn to the next.

Directly after separating from the group I began blowing again! I didn't blow in front of them because my aim is so bad!
I was running with my frozen water bottle in hand and had no other choice but to put my freezing fingers into my snotty gloves.
I wasn't planning on that when I soaked my gloves with nose juice.
Oh, just another joy of the running!
Distance:20 miles

As we light a path for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher
I was so encouraged today. A dear friend of mine, Ragan stopped over to visit me. She reads some of my crazy writings.
I never really know who reads this. I always hope that I can encourage someone either in life or in running. 
I try to be transparent and real to be an encouragement to someone.
She came over and brought me a bag of gifts.
It is just a gift alone to have a friend come over to visit you.
She brought me a cute bag filled with make up and a Nike Running skirt. I was shocked and overwhelmed by her generosity and thoughtfulness. I was also really excited to try out the new lip gloss. I wanted to drop my drawers right there and try on the skirt but didn't want to scare her off!
It is people like this that encourage me to be a better person. I see the love and kindness of her heart and want to share that with someone else. It moves me out of ME and directs me to someone else. I know how it made me feel. I had a tough week this week and she wanted to brighten my skies.
Have You Brightened some ones skies lately? You can be an encouragement to someone just by your words alone. Ragan also sent me a beautiful message earlier in the week. Her words alone were the greatest gift I could have asked for.
If you are reading this there is someone in your heart who u are thinking of. Tell that person something beautiful, something kind, something loving.
Brighten someone's world.


  1. Guilty of wiping my nose on my shirt sleeve! Good luck on your run tomorrow, I know you will be AMAZING!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

    Such a sweet friend! So awesome to have someone like that around you! Carri~A Running bee

    1. Thank YOU Carri, O a, actually getting nervous! So weird how that happens!
      I am very lucky to have the angels around me. Very Blessd

  2. I do good to blow my nose in a Kleenex - I wont even attempt a snot rocket. It would be trouble in the making...

    1. I Cahllenge you to ONE Good Ole Fashion Snot ROCKET Rebecca!! Let me NOSE how is GOES! lol