(This post should have been posted yesterday. Just pretend it’s still Sunday as you read.)
It’s Sunday. I get almost no rest on the weekend and I guess I love it because instead of changing my schedule, I just keep doing it all over again. One of my resolutions this year was to phase out my bad procrastination habit. I’ve been trying but it isn’t easy to break bad habits. I find that too often I still get to the day before an event and I’m scrambling to get things I should have gotten days, maybe weeks before. My planning skills still need work but the way to get better at something is to practice. So I’m just going to keep on planning events and keep on trying to get better.
This weekend, I didn’t plan so much as I attended events. I’ve told you that I am super-involved at my church. I really believe that the church is the best place for young adults to be. The church doesn’t offer a perfect environment but it’s a better influence than anything you can find elsewhere. One of my favorite things to do on weekends is to spend time with the young people in my Pathfinder group.
This past Friday evening, we hosted an event at another church in the area and had a food and fellowship and fun session with young people from that church and community. We played games and talked about how those games applied to real life. It warmed my heart to hear teenage boys talk freely about social issues. Sorry I don’t have pictures to share – I didn’t take pictures because I didn’t want to be “That Lady” at the party who spends her time behind a camera.
Saturday was my day at church. At the last minute, I was asked to host a morning program and I spoke about my experience the night before. I was only supposed to talk for a couple of minutes but it’s hard to shut up when you’re excited about something. In the afternoon, we had a Pathfinder induction ceremony where we welcomed 4 new kids into our group and gave 2 of the teens recognition as new leaders. Loved it! Then, I had a serious talk with one of my favorite young girls who is facing her own challenges. Serious issues beget serious conversations and fervent prayers.
And because the day didn’t leave much room to eat, I felt like I could afford the calories from a large Starbucks Frappucino – Strawberry, whipped cream, coffee-free treats. Sometimes a little sugar is the sweetest end to a hard week.
Sunday, I skipped the running group to go hang out with the young people again. We had an appointment at our summer camping grounds in Hyde Park where they are doing construction to make our camping experience a better one. We took our teen leaders and staff and spent the day painting and as the kids said “lifting mountains of rocks” on the construction site.
After bending for what felt like hours, my back felt like I would be curled into a permanent fetal position and my legs felt like they weighed a ton. I took the opportunity to go for a slow run to get the circulation back in my feet and surprise, surprise, I felt better. Is there anything that exercise doesn’t cure?
Looking forward to tomorrow. The month isn’t over and the MODRUN continues.
This week, my focus is to get my diet back on track, work on my strength training and get enough rest, and of course, improve my running ability.
Eat Right, Live Right, RunWright.