Friday, September 17, 2010

Excused Absence

That's a photo of a trail I frequently run on. I like it a lot.

I am utterly exhausted - more so than I think I have ever been in my life. I am working a lot of hours and also running every waking moment (maybe I exaggerate, but not by much).

I sat down to write earlier and just couldn't do it. So, I thought I would just post to explain my basic absence. Hopefully I can post something thoughtful this weekend. I need some serious rest.

Tomorrow - 18 miles, followed by baby shower for tiny unborn granddaughter. Then I am free for a couple of hours. I am looking forward to that.

The local Catholic newspaper had an article about running a marathon (of all things!) this week - which I just read tonight. Apparently Pope John Paul II believed that sports provided an ideal training ground for faithfulness by building good habits. A local runner added "faithfulness in small things like running can lead to faithfulness in larger things..."

I know that as a sober woman it is important for me to honor my commitments, even if they were "only" to myself.

This might be the most ambitious one I have come up with thus far - and it has lots of competition.

Thank you for your indulgence. And say a prayer for me if you are so inclined.
xoxox, mc


Kelly said...

Good old Pope John Paul II. It makes sense, really.

That trail looks quiet. I like running in quiet places. It feels like nature slowly embraces me into a different world when I run in my quiet places.

Prayers and love being sent your way. Enjoy the baby shower, too!

dAAve said...

I am inclined.
Sitting here in my chair.

Syd said...

I wish you some good rest too. I believe that the faithful and God also rested. Take care.

steveroni said...

"...and on the seventh day..."

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

:) Beautiful running path!

Carverlane said...

Sending you prayers and positive thoughts!

tolonges said...

Your pictures are always great, you live in a beautiful part of this country. God's blessings be upon you.