A Goal Accomplished

Running has never been my favorite sport.  In fact, after playing baseball and basketball in high school, I have always joked that running means that I’m being punished!  But I had to do something.  Heart problems run in my family, and I haven’t been exercising since moving back to Oklahoma City.  On top of that, clergy are notorious for being in terrible health, and I just don’t want to go down that road.

So, on January 30th, I began the “Couch to 5K” program.  It wasn’t easy, and I had to take a little time off right after Blake was born in late March, but I did it!  This morning I ran my first 5K at the Andy Payne Memorial Races.

It was a pretty exciting morning.  The only hitch came about a quarter of a mile in when my left shoe came untied and the racing chip used to check our times began to bounce along the road.  I stopped for a split second, jumped off to the side, and tucked it in my shoe before sprinting to catch back up to where I was before.  Even with that goofy little mishap, I finished at 34:03, my very best time yet!  It feels good to reach this goal!

One thought on “A Goal Accomplished

  1. Congrats! Hope this is the beginning of your 5K career.

    I loved your statement about clergy being notorious for poor health. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why that is. Why do we have such a compartmentalized theology? It seems like we preach about spiritual health, but isn’t that a holistic health? Maybe this is my ORU coming out of me as well: Spirit, Mind, Body.

    Anyways, Congrats. See you at AC.

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