Happy Sunday friends.
11 miles on my old trusty home treadmill early this morning.
Totally forgot to check the totally time, but ran at 8:20 pace for about 6 miles, then 8:00 pace for about 3, then 7:47 for the last two.
I do know though it was perfect timing to watch the movie Bachelorette.
And since it’s Sunday and all, I might as well confess that I sometimes (like last night) skip taking a night shower and sleep in my Handful bra so it makes getting on the treadmill early in the morning a little easier.
Another bonus about running at home, wearing only a bra and hiking your old Target running shorts up as high as possible (over the belly button like Steve Urkel) since no one can see.
Random, but does anyone else have a vein that pops out on their forehead too? Ha ha.
Coach Jason wrote a little recap of our run from Friday. It’s on his website here. Kind of funny to read his thoughts on our little run together.
Also, just a note, that he’s running the New York Marathon this November for the American Cancer Society. Today is the three year anniversary of when his mom passed away from cancer, so he’s running in her memory. It’s always nice when a race (and running) is so much more than just running, when you’re doing it for a cause that’s truly meaningful to you or that you’re passionate about.
If you’d like to support him, here is the link.
Speaking of running for a good cause, RUNEMZ completed her 100 treadmill miles and then some during her 24 hour treadmill run. I caught some of the live streaming online and it was darn amazing to watch.
She’s even been active on instagram (@runemz) since she finished. Crazy. She should be in bed just having people wait on her and bring her food and stuff, right?
Even though her run is done, you can still donate for her cause too (education in India).
And, speaking of doing good, after I wrote this post, I got an email about this amazing organization called Sixty Feet. I’m looking into how I can work with them as they help imprisoned children in Africa and just reading about it has touched my heart in a major way.
It’s time I put this darn miraculous recovery to good use. There’s a reason I can run again and I’m pretty sure it’s to help others, not just myself.
Okay, moving on.
I forgot to show you the fourth day of preschool photo. So sorry. For those of you who come to the blog only to see Kitty or the boys, here you go.
We sometimes learn the most humbling life lessons from our kids, right?
Well, we learned a pretty good one the other day around here.
One of our guys is a very early riser.
He’s really big on helping early in the morning with coffee, lunches, you know, all the fun stuff.
He’s also REALLY big on saying “bye” and waving to Daddy as he leaves for work.
Every morning he waves from the window as Daddy walks to his truck. He waits there every single day.
Well, the other mornings things were a little crazy around here. A certain someone forgot keys and was running a little late and had a lot on his mind.
He walked right on by straight to his truck without stopping to wave.
I’ve never seen Judah so sad. He cried. He said Daddy forgot to wave and didn’t say “bye”. We both watched him pull away and drive down the street. He couldn’t see us. He had no idea.
Obviously we called him right away so we could say “bye” over the phone.
To top it off the next morning when I was leaving to do my early long run, I told Judah to wave to me from the window instead of outside, and he said, “Don’t walk by like Daddy did.”
Oh my heart. Poor guy. I told him that we won’t let that happen again. And goodness gracious we all feel so darn bad about it, it definitely shouldn’t happen again.
Obviously the whole situation not only makes me a little choked up, but made me think a bit.
So, my deep Sunday thoughts.
There are a lot of people, loved ones and a really big Man above that waits for us every single day.
They watch, they wait. Not just for us to wave “bye”, but for us to give them some time and attention.
We go through life busy. Going from one thing to the next. Thinking about work, rushing from place to place while they wait for us. While HE waits.
We need to make the time to not just wave, but to sit and spend quality time together. With family, with loved ones, with friends, with HIM.
However that time happens to pan out. We just need to be in the moment.
Have fun together. (Sometimes it’s in the kitchen in your pjs with some squash.)
(Not bad photos for a toddler, huh?)
Have quiet time.
Give thanks and start listing One Thousand Gifts.
And remember, time is love.
Hope you find the time and remember to “wave”.