Run Forrest, Run

Day 25 – Running is in my blood, but I’m beginning to wonder if it’s still in my bones, especially my feet.  I love to run. More precisely, I love to sprint. Distance stuff is very hard for me.

I have new running shoes–so it was time to run. Laced them up tight, stretched myself out, walked a few laps to warm up my legs, and off I went. Wind sprints, my best friend for getting the heart rate up quickly and my worst enemy for shin splints. Today, I got my fair share of both. My new Saucony’s fit perfectly and with a good pre-run stretch, I was able to increase acceleration significantly. On a 1/16th  mile indoor track, ACceleration is not really the problem; DEceleration is.  The wall at the turns come into view quickly.

And still, I run. It feels good to get these old bones in motion. It feels good to still have a little kick left. And it feels good to have a much younger runner come by and pat you on the back with a smile and encouragement.

So, I run. Every time a little uneasiness begins to appear in my shins and feet, I think maybe it’s time to stop running. But, no, it may be time to slow down or run less often.  This one thing is true. . .runners run.

Soon, it’ll be warm outside and the days will be longer. I can’t wait. Then I’ll do some of that stuff I say I don’t like.

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world. . . Romans 1:20 [ESV]

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