For day 9 of Janathon, I ran 4 miles. I ran on the treadmill because it’s raining cats, dogs, hedgehogs and grebes outside. I would have run 5 but my hip kept locking up. I ran really slowly, too, because most likely this will be my longest run of the week. I had to stop several times and stretch it out. Sweaty and disappointed at not meeting my goal, I packed it in. Lesson learned? I’ve probably written this before: I need to spend a good amount of time at least once a week doing deep stretches. I decided to call this a cut-back week, as last week I clocked 15 miles. On to the next topic.
Ever felt like this?
Every year, I receive one Christmas present I have no idea what to do with. I cast no aspersions on the gift-giver. The thought really does count and I am grateful. A few times I’ve been able to incorporate said gift with some creative thinking. Sometimes I can regift things (ssh!) to a kinder, gentler home. Other times, Goodwill gets a donation. What do you do?
I had coffee with my dad this morning. It’s so great we live in the same town and can get together easily. I like this particular coffee shop. Yet by the time I leave, I reek of coffee. Small disclaimer – I didn’t sniff my socks. However, my hair, jeans,shirt, hat, even my bra smell like coffee. Better than a smoky bar, I guess. Maybe there’s a market for coffee-scented bras, especially here in the Northwest. They could double as sachets. Anyone?
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take. – Proverbs 3:5-6
I read these verses today as part of one of my devotionals. I find myself there today. I am laying my plans out before Him and letting Him guide and direct me. He is faithful to show me, even if I feel a little scattered.