"Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson US essayist & poet (1803 - 1882)

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Saturday was a great day for a run.

Thank Gawd the sun is finally shining. It's been a few days since the rain has stopped and even the wind seems to have gone away with it. Saturday, Jimmy had a T-ball game and it was quite a ways from the home. Probably the farthest possible elementary school in our school district from the house without crossing M-59.

So i wore my running gear and after the game ran home. New territory, how much fun is that?! Not as many sidewalks, and since i'm a bigger fan of running on pavement, so i had to dodge a little bit of traffic trying to keep on pavement with some occasional oncomming traffic.

i don't live in the most urban area, so i'm not sure why drivers can't share 1/4 of a lane with me?

Anyway, the run was about 6.5 miles and it was right around an hour. i'll take it.

btw....i confirmed my registration in chicago, per my traing guide, the first official training day is July 2nd. Funny thing is i have a 10K race that day in Algonac... pronounced al-go-nac not al-gone-ac at their Pickeral Festival..., pronounced wall-eye not pick-er-al.

Anyway, my goal for the marathon is 9:30 per mile, about 4:08:54 total time. I guess i really just want to finish, but once i've gotten past the fact that i will finish, barring an injury, i've been thinking about pace.

i started to read 1st Kings last night. The Samuel books were good, and i enjoyed the stories, perhaps lessons, to be read regarding Saul and David. Everyone take a moment and Read 2 Samuel, chapter 7. i'd be interested in any thoughts, i.e. comments to interpretation. Any takers on this one? I have my own but would rather not share them now. perhaps later. btw...It's a short chapter.

thanks again for reading


Lisa said...

Sounds like a great run on Saturday. The sun is shining and all is right with the world.

I'll have to crack my Bible open so I can keep up with you. ;)

Gknee said...

heh...why do I think back to the post where you ran over that car when I read this post?

Animal said...

Houses of cedar? Sounds like someone built the lord a sauna.

The King on my nightstand lately is the new novel by Stephen: "Cell." Good book. Reminds me why I generally don't use mine.

I'm enjoying the weather too, esp. with my new Classic Rock iPod mix: stew together equal parts Journey, Boston, Foreigner and Seger, sprinkle lightly with all sorts of one-off guitar fuzz, and run away! :-)

Mike said...

well, at least you read it

Mike said...

and i haven't punched a car window in a while, but i have tapped a few if they were in my crosswalk.

real lite little taps to let the drives know it's my space.