We didn’t have the anticipated snow flurries, but the temperature certainly dropped! The temp. this morning was 39 with a wind chill of 30! That is so unlike South Louisiana…I’m wondering what all the race participants must be thinking! We have such crazy fluctuating weather here.
Got my 3 miles in…realized I was a little overambitious in my attire about 3/4 of a mile down the road, but we live on a golf course & I found out a long time ago, there’s something about the way the neighborhood is designed, it’s always a little colder & windier down toward the turn-around of my run. No Garmin, no I-Pod (thanks, kids;), so it was actually nice just to run happy. I always stress out the week before a big race, but I’m getting better at managing it. “Why am I running so slowly?” among other questions. But, the older I get, the more relaxed I become. I’m quite satisfied to have the ability to start and finish a race. If my time is good, that’s just lagniappe (prounounced: lohn-yop) and it means extra!
I’m excited to go to my son’s school this morning to pray for the students and faculty & their families. We are Roman Catholic and our kids go to Catholic school. Our kids’ high school has a wonderful adoration chapel & a group of us moms volunteer at the beginning of the school year to spend an hour once a week in the chapel. At the beginning, I thought I was doing a good thing for the kids, but realized very quicky it was doing what I perceived to be so very much more for me. My time there is at 11:30, lunchtime for them, and the kids who come in and out while I am in there is just beyond-words amazing. They come in to pray, sit, quietly visit with friends, etc. My spirit is always lifted when I see these sweet children kneel down and bow their heads. I love that place. Sometimes, the kids play music, Christian, of course, and the lights are always low. It always reminds me of a newborn’s nursery. I just feel God’s love every time I step in there.