This year is about running in so many ways. My word of the year is RUN so I’m focusing on running to God, running to friends, and running for exercise. To read all about why I want to run toward those things, start here.
July was mostly summer break so I got to spend mornings running before Chris left for work. I only did 2-3 miles at a time, but that felt good and enough. In the back of my head I feel like I should be running more, but I think that’s a lot of the half-marathon training that is still stuck in there. For now, I’m not training for anything and I just want to be fit enough to run a 5K at a moment’s notice. So I’m still at that point and just trucking along with my miles. I don’t know how many I ran in July, but I need to go back and figure it out. I can’t wait to see my 2014 mile total when the year ends.
I got to spend more time than I have recently with my Bible. It’s amazing the change of perspective and attitude adjustment I have when I make time for devotions and quiet time with God. I’ve probably written some version of that thought one hundred times on this blog and still seem to forget it often. So July was running to God and things just felt good…now that school has started it’s been a week and I’m already “not finding time” for that. BLAH.
Friends! Again, with summer, I get to see friends and talk to friends and have dinner with friends! It still annoys me that I have to have a full-time job and responsibilities some times. So July was good. I made some new friends which is not always easy when you’re thirty-something, lazy, and kinda anti-social. So yay for me and my new friends. Speaking of friends (but they’re not new…they’re really old, actually), my high school friends and I are still going strong with our First Thursdays club. Dinner and drinks and loud talking the first Thursday of every month which means in a few days I’ll be sitting around Jennifer’s table eating junk food and laughing with people that have known me since I was five. That never gets old.
How are you doing on your 2014 goals? Anyone reach a milestone they need to brag about??