Monday, December 25

Christmas run

Perhaps it's a new tradition.

I squeezed in a nice little run today. About five miles. Around the subdivision. Out to a rural road, up to Michigan and back.

I may have taken another rest day except my mom was watching one of her Chrsitmas gifts - Akeelah and the Bee.

Now on it's surface, that movie doesn't have anything to do with running. But it is all about motivation. And so I couldn't just sit there watching the movie and not go running afterwards.

One of the best parts of the movie, the turning point, was when the Laurence Fishburne character had Akeelah read this quote:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

And so from that, perhaps a new tradition has started. A good hard Christmas run. The weather is beautiful here in Indiana. I should have worn gloves though. Maybe next year.


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