Friday, December 29, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
The weather has been beautiful here in the Springfield metro area and thus it has been great for running. On Thanksgiving I ran in the 12th annual Turkey Trot to benefit the Ozark's Food Harvest and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks.
They had a record 3300 participants and this time I received an official time of 25:42 which is a minute better than my race on Oct 14th . We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner at mom's and went to my house later that evening to watch the Chiefs game. We watched about 1 quarter then trekked off to Best Buy to wait in line for Black Friday. We were just as far back this year as we were last year at midnight (about 90th in line). Amazingly I was able to stay awake most of the night with the help of my two brothers Brent and Kirk. When 3 a.m. rolled around the Best Buy people came out and started throwing out t-shirts and told us to line up in a single file line. By the time the personal shoppers from BB came to us, most of what we wanted was sold out. I was checked out by 5 after 5 with a two mp3 players and a Samsung mini-dv camcorder that I got for 129.99. Came home at 6 and crashed because I was exhausted. Went to Silver Dollar City Friday night for the Christmas lights and other activities. The weather was so warm that many of the rides were still open and we partook. This morning I got up early and met some guys at Panera bread near MSU and ran 8 miles with them. It was the longest I had ever run without stopping. I'm feeling very encouraged by my progress. Here is hoping my knee stays healthy.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
I was able to run 5 miles yesterday afternoon. I have never been able to
run that far and I felt it last night in my back. I wasn't that sore
this morning but I imagine tomorrow I will really be feeling it.
Interesting thing about the run was how I felt during the fifth mile. I
felt better during the fifth mile than I did during the 3rd or 4th mile.
I could probably run farther if I didn't try to run so fast. I need to
work on my pace to increase my mileage.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Work has been very exciting the last couple of days as I have been working in the psychiatric unit with the craziest of the crazy inmates. I find myself saying "man, that guy is a real nutcase" alot, then I chuckle and think that is what they are there for. God please continue to call the hearts of these men despite their evil acts and thoughts. Help me to be Your hands in this dark place for them, shine through me as You see fit.
This seems to be one of those days that in the past I would think because I hadn't spent much time reading the Bible or praying that God was angry with me. I am confident in the Lord's love for me and His desire to have my heart. I look forward to knowing Him deeper than I do now. I have a hunger for the things of Him. Truly my flesh wants to rule but I trust/have faith in God.
My eyes are heavy as I type, so I bid adeu.