Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Night Runner

The title sounds like a bad 70s movie--a cross between "Night Rider" and "Blade Runner" :) But it's me...I've been running in the evening, and some days it's been pretty much night--usually after the kids are in bed, so heading out between 9 and 10. I've figured out some routes that are relatively well-lit and well-traveled so they're safe, but shorter than I'd like.

I know lots of people like to get up and go for a run first thing in the morning, but between kids and my not-very-agreeable-in-the-morning stomach, that generally doesn't work for me. It's been too hot to run at noon, and late afternoon is reserved for the kids (though I guess I could go while they're swimming--but that would be an even shorter run!). So late night it is.

One of the best things about running is that God runs with me--it's great prayer time. While the first mile or two are usually unloading of the laundry and to-do lists, around mile 2 or 3 I usually find myself singing praise songs (though only occasionally out loud), and it's just a good worship time.

We talked about joy in our life group this last week, and that would be an example of it :)

Thanks, Lord, for meeting me on the road...not to Emmaus but just around town :)


Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

Mindy said...

I'm a get up at 5:30am and run girl myself. I have not very agreeable at night stomach. I was thinking on my run this morning about the same thing, it takes me a few miles to clear my head, and then it's great quality time with God. This morning on my run I was thinking about how it was such a gross day and I hate running in the rain and rainy days are bad, and just then a deer ran out from between two houses and ran alongside me for a while before going to the woods on the other side. A thank you Jesus kind of moment, and I think I even said it out loud. It's more fun when you talk or sing to yourself :-)