Today I only had 3 miles. I felt like I hadn't even started running and I was finished. I really think it took me longer to get ready and cool down than it did to do the actual run. This really is amazing to me. A year ago, I would have laughed at the thought of going out and even completing even one mile without problem. Actually, I remember about a year ago running to ACE hardware to get some screws and running home. I had multiple walking breaks on the way there and on the way home. The sad part is....ACE hardware is only like 5 blocks away from my house. It is amazing how much I have improved. Don't get me wrong. I am not going to be showing up at any Olympic trials, but I am just saying that my outlook to running multiple miles at a time has changed drastically.
While running today I couldn't stop doing two things: One, humming the song Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, and Two thinking about what the guys in my small group are going to be starting. The song is in relation to Dave Cook singing it on American Idol last night. The reading is something that I am just really excited about. My friend Jay told me a few weeks ago that he wanted to read the Bible in a year. I said that I would be interested in doing it with him and to work together to be accountable to the reading. After talking about it for awhile, we thought maybe only reading the New Testament in a year would be a better start. We thought it would be better because it wouldn't be a ton of reading each night, and since the reading is less we could focus more on the meanings of the words and to use it more as a devotional than as an assignment. We talked about it with the guys in small group on Monday night and they all wanted in. We decided to open up a blog/message board that we could all use together to put out our ideas and what struck us during the reading. I'm excited.
It just seems so many things are falling into place lately. I really feel as though God is blessing me in so many ways and giving me opportunities for new and exciting things each day. It is exciting!