This morning started with a 6 mile run at 5 AM with my regular Tuesday/Thursday running group. We did our regular Tuesday route and finished in an hour and 3 seconds, right about a 10 minute/mile pace. That's slower than we usually go, but good enough for me in the summer running months. Which reminds me, today the temperature was a little warmer than yesterday, but not as warm as last week. Good run, all things considered.
After the run, I came home and fixed breakfast. Bacon, biscuits, fried eggs, and tater tots all hit the spot after the early morning run. After breakfast, I fired up the lawnmower and tackled the back yard. When that was finished, Janice and I washed the cars.
And now, I'm sitting in front of the computer, getting a start on this summer's online professional development. It's not too terribly exciting, but something that has to be done. So I'll bite the bullet and get going on it.
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." ~ Colossians 3:17
Tomorrow's another day of cross country practice and I'm really looking forward to working with the kids. It's speed work day for us, and I've decided that I'll play more the role of encourager than participant in that. Last year, I tried to keep up with these youngsters the best I could. One thing I learned is there's a lot of wear and tear that occurs to a body over the 27-32 year difference in our ages. That wear and tear drastically limits my ability to keep up.
In other words, I'm just too dang OLD to try and keep up with them on speed work. So I'll be there, and I'll run with them, but it won't be trying to go step-for-step with them. I think I can do that and still do it all in Jesus' name and pleasing to Him.
So thankful that God blessed me with a great job, great kids to work with, and an ability to run and get other things done. I am truly blessed!
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