Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Friday, June 1, 2012

Seize the Day!

After a lackluster run yesterday, this morning's 10 miles was fantastic!

Summer's coming fast and we've been routinely having summertime weather for several weeks lately. Really, we haven't had hardly any breaks from oppressive heat and humidity. If you hadn't had access to a calendar, after a few steps from the door you would have thought it was already mid-July or August. The weather hasn't stopped me from running, but it has made it almost miserable at times.
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." -- James 1:17
It's times like these when you have to be thankful for good runs when you can, and today was just such an opportunity. The Good Lord gave us a reprieve from the sultry weather pattern we've fallen into. This morning I stepped out the door and was greeted by 550 air with almost no humidity. It felt like Heaven.

That made it a great day to make the 10 miles I had planned.

The Weather Channel's website tells me our weather will soon turn back to pretty much miserable, but I'm just happy for this little break. Tomorrow's 10 will be a little warmer, and by next week we'll be back to 70s and high humidity. For the next several months, most runs will be occupied at least partly with thoughts of, "I can't wait until September." Many will be downright miserable.

But through it all, from time to time, God will bless us with some pleasant days. Each one will be a day to seize and enjoy!


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