Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ending Well, and Starting Right

Despite my recent sporadic working out, I ended 2009 with a four mile run / walk combination. It was one of the last things I did for the year. And New Years Day, I started off 2010 with a four mile walk. It felt good to end the old year and to start the New Year with exercise.

Now I need to keep that going. Having the two days off from work really helped. Work interferes with working out. But unless I won the lottery New Years night – I need to check that, actually – I will have to keep working, and will need a way to work in working out around work.

I started with five minute run and five minute walk intervals New Years Eve. But I have run so little lately that I was getting winded. So I switched to a two minute run and three minute walk interval. I think I will try this while attempting to get back into running. I see some treadmill sessions in my future to try to work on just the right pace. But for 2010, I definitely need to make exercise a priority again.

OK, off to check the lottery numbers!

4 comments:

ZDENNY said...

Exercise is a great things! :)

A man named Finite awoke and found himself in a sinkhole full of quick sand. He was sinking very slowly and knew that he would meet certain death.

A man came along who had holes in his hands. The man threw Finite a rope and told him to grab it and he would pull him to safety.

Finite looked at the holes in the man's hands and said, “Your not real.” “It is not scientifically possible for a man to live who has holes in his hands.

The man with the holes in his hands looked at the guy a little puzzled and said, “You are in a sinkhole and about to die. Your response to my help is to say I’m not real?”

Finite said, “Well, I like how warm the sand is and I really don’t want to get out. Second, I know I am having an illusion because it is not possible for a man to have holes in his hands and still help me out.” Therefore, morally I like my plight and scientifically, you don’t exist being a mere projection of my mind.

The man with the holes in his hands said, “Listen, I was sent here by my father to help people out so please let me help you! I will take you to my father’s mansion where you can enjoy life for eternity. Obviously, death was not able to hold me in the grave because the holes in my hands are proof that I overcame death. I now have the power to save you so grab the rope!”

Finite put his fingers in the ears and said, “Now I know I am hearing things because there is no such thing as eternal life…Everyone dies so I am going to take my turn and just enjoy this warm sand until the end.”

The man with the holes in his hand said, “If you won’t grab the rope, then I won’t be able to help you…please, please take the rope and I can pull you out. Have faith my friend.”

A few moments later Finite sunk into the quick sand and out of sight. Finite was surprised that he did not die as expected. He just sat there surrounded by sand, unable to move, unable to breathe, unable to talk with his fingers in his ears. Finite tried to comfort himself by thinking, “I would rather stay here for eternity than believe that the man with the holes in His hand could help me. Faith in that mirage is irrational!!

So Finite sat in the quicksand for eternity. Day in and day out for eternity Finite was always thinking about the man with the holes in his hands. He would comfort himself thinking, “It was better to not have faith than to believe something that didn’t make sense.”

The man with the holes in His hands continued to call him for the rest of eternity; however, Finite could not hear his voice because he had plugged his ears.


The Lesson

If you are not with Christ, you will be thinking about Christ for eternity anyway... so have faith.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Look out 1000 miles in 2010 and are you a millionaire today??????

Cheryl said...

Good luck with the lottery Art. I am sure you will succeed with your running....you already have a positive attitude.
A happy and healthy New Year to you......

Racn4acure said...

Ken - nope, I guess I have to keep working. good luck on the 1,000 miles.

Cheryl - No such luck, but I will take being lucky in health and life first anyway. Happy New Year.

Zdenny - thanks for the comment although it seems like you copied and pasted this from somewhere else.

Art