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!

New Addition

So, you may have noticed I haven’t been blogging much lately.  There are a few different reasons for that (big move in October, D.Min. program, etc.), but here’s the main one.  Last Thursday the 26th, we welcomed this little guy into our family!  Who says babies can’t smile!?

Our Latest Addition
Blake Thomas Judkins