I Decided to Go for a Little Run…..

That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I’d just run across the great state of Alabama. And that’s what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I’d gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I’d gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going. — Forrest Gump

Happy Birthday to me!  Today I turn 33 years old.  Theoretically this is an important year in the life of ministry because as you know Jesus was crucified when he was 33 years old.  I am finishing up three years of ministry and Jesus’ ministry was three years long…..hmmm

No way am I comparing myself to Jesus, but the similarities are striking 🙂 …..

Anyway, I have a new project in the works I wanted to let you know about.  It all started a few weeks ago as I realized my birthday was approaching fast.  Since my birthday is in the middle of the year it is always a good time for me to take a look back at what happened during the past calendar year and review some of my yearly goals.  As a part of focusing my goals this year I chose three words to sum up my “resolutions.”  You can read those posts here, here and here. This time looking back at them I have not really fulfilled my goals.

Over the next week or so I will be taking a look at my goals and I will do my best to create a plan to carry them out.

However, I do have a plan for one goal — to lose weight.  My goal is to be under 300 pounds by the end of the year.  I still have a ways to go but I am dedicated more now than ever before to make that happen.

My plan is very simple — Run 100 miles

I don’t know if this sounded good because I just watched Forrest Gump or because I am crazy but I am going  to run 100 miles by September 4th of this year.  I know some of you out there can do that in a week or a month but I am giving myself 76 days to do it.

Running has never really been an interest of mine.  The thought of going out to run makes me a little nervous and agitated.  But I know I need to get out there and move and because of my competitive nature I want to meet my goal.

At first I know I am going to be walking a lot, the few times that I have gone out for a “run” most of it I spent walking but I am hoping that after I do about 50 miles I will be jogging if not running it by then.

This plan also is better for me than telling myself that I am going to commit to going to the gym three times a week, because when I do that and I miss a week, or a few days then I get angry with myself and I quit.  With this goal I have a few months to get it done.

I know there will be obstacles, next week I will be at Vanderkamp for a week long confirmation retreat,  I will be at Calumet later on in the summer and I am sure a few things will pop up here and there but I know I can do it.

If anyone else want to join in on this challenge let me know!  The more the merrier!  Or if you want to set your own goals let me know that as well!  Happy Running!

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  1. Joe check out the couch to 5k programs; multiple aps for an iPod touch or iPhone that you can get. Blessings in your mission!

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