I ran in the rain this morning for the first time since I injured myself 2x before while running in the rain. I discovered my mistake! When I “rainrun” I used to change my stride and would over extend my lower legs causing me to healstrike like a total running newbie. It HURT when I would do that… Part of my problem is that I REALLY LIKE RAINRUNNING!!! I ran my fastest 5.5mile this morning ever! 7:45/mi according to Garmin!
Was that the best part? Hell NO!
The best part was coming home, not in pain but in joy. The only thing I regret about this morning is that I had to stop! I am “sick”.
It only gets better… I had a unique encounter this morning as well! 2x skunks!!! I guess they are nocturnal AND LOVE TO PLAY IN THE RAIN TOO… So we have 3 things in common then!! Weird…
Last night instead of eating pancakes with my girls for dinner I had Pinole Oatmeal. Yes I tried it as a result of reading Born To Run… It was pretty good! I felt full but not stuffed. Sarah said if I lose any more weight she’ll take me to a nutritionist! (Yes I am somewhat stable weight wise right now so no real worries YET). Then I made Pinole brownies to take to work.
I don’t understand why I am stable weight wise. I am not obsesive about my diet… I eat when I’m hungry and I don’t eat CRAP. I am trying to avoid sweets. I RARELY ever drink a soda (liquid calories are the worst!) I ate almost an entire can of mixed peanuts in the last 2 days!!! 8 servings! 180 calories per! Thats 1440 calories (granted I did dump a large handful into my co-workers hands since we have a mutual food sharing arrangment)
Enough of this long blog crap! Peace out my one reader (John, your awesome!) Guess I should share this blog with my family… Even if Brent thinks Google is the Great Satan who has come to initiate everyone into Dante’s various levels of hell on earth… Brent I love you Bro, but come on… Google is not something you wipe and flush!
To my 0 readers in this void… I am a runner. My primary care physician’s nurse said so thus I have no choice but to accept the title. Though I suppose running 27 then 35 and now on track to break 40 miles this week would most likely qualify my “title”.
With that in mind I shared the content of my blog post yesterday with someone I respect during our 6.65mile run. That person claimed a denial of the existence of evil. I would like to respond in the hopes that a continual exploration of the subject can occur!
Problem of Evil (Wikipedia)
I read it. Actually enjoyed the mental debate. And thus found:
God Evil and Free Will
This closely aligns with my own viewpoint on evil. It does exist and it is the result of free will. YAH BABY! You also have to buy into Free Will to be able to accept the existence of Evil.
One thing I can promise is that evil exists. When an adult severely injures or kills a child intentionally and someone attempts to defend the adult, you have lost before the defense enters your mind. If I can choose to either depress my brake pedal to avoid hitting a child in the street or choose to floor it in an attempt to hurt the child, respectively good and evil exists there. If I floor it hoping to get past the child before intersecting with the child, this is where the path to hell was paved with good intentions.
God exists. I believe. I have faith. Just because you or I believe one way or another will never invalidate God’s existence. If you chose to discount/not believe, have no faith, or actively believe that a Big Bang occurred and that we came from goo with no interaction of God… Well I give you more respect than words can express! You have a faith that can move mountains!
(Copied from my old Blog: Friday, September 1, 2010)
Let me promise you something: Evil has a gravitational pull.
It’s like a black hole but with a bottom to it. I know this for a fact because I’ve been at the bottom seeing and feeling others being pulled in and heading towards me. I have also been at the top being sucked in. I can’t honestly say I’ve ever figured out how to avoid the gravitational pull when it involves people I love.
Can anyone help me? I seriously doubt it since no one even knows this blog exists! Heck I haven’t even told any friends or family! (Well except for you Brent but you don’t count since Google is a swear word in your mind thus you’ll never visit this blog….)
Yes this is my new blog. This is for friends and family! Hope someone eventually enjoys it!