A sign from God

Never again is what you swore
the time before

No way was I going to be done with work in time for run. Then my boss, unaware of the GADZOOKS Challenge but noting how my head kept falling over and hitting the desk, offered to do my Internet posting duties, sending me out the door at 11:45. Was it a sign from God?

Bat-crazy drive home. Totally bummed the cat, who thought I was finally home only to watch me leave again.

Made it across the street to the start line at exactly 11:58. A sign from God?

Hit the button on the trusty Garmin, only to get the Low Batt signal. I had carried it in my jeans pocket all day, just in case I needed to do a Mildsauce around the newspaper, and I must have hit the on button. A sign from God?

Luckily I’ve got a reliable mile loop, so I didn’t really need it. Timing was a little dodgy, using the clock on the phone, but good enough to make sure I was below 15. A very pleasant, cleansing run. Surely a sign from God. Also cleansing — the sprinklers that came on as I was crossing the apartment lawn. very refreshing.

As I stood in a puddle and looked up, there it was at last. A sign from God.

I was totally shocked to see that my sister Jami is preaching at the Baptist church next door. I also was shocked to learn that she’s a Baptist. Also shocked to learn that she’s my sister. But I guess that’s the way it is with signs from God.
I hope she preaches the sermon on “Thou shalt not wait till midnight to run.”

today’s run

  • 3 miles — 40:00 (13:20) 70 degrees, road
  • no splits (garmin dead)
  • Piranha-meter — 887 miles

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7 Responses to A sign from God

  1. tosuperstar says:

    Is that the Tabernacle Choir I hear in the back ground? Behold, the three wise men saw a bright star over Corpus Christi.

  2. John Wayne says:

    I fell off the Gadzooks horse on Wednesday night. My wife was out of town, and my daughter came down with the flu. I haven’t run since, and now I’m coming down with the bug… Sucks, I tell ya… My Muskrat Love picture should be posted by end of today or tomorrow… Glad you’re still in it though!

  3. Madiantin says:

    I didn’t know old people listened to Depeche Mode.
    I cannot believe you went out running so late! Your dedication is an example. I’m so glad you made it. =)

    I think there should be a clause whereby if your work insists you stay late, if you do a little bit of the run pre-midnight you can finish the run post-midnight. So if you do a lap around your desk or something, it’s the beginning of the run and totally counts just as if you did part of the run around the track, paused the G to re-tie your shoelaces, then continued running. It’d just be a bit longer pause is all.

  4. Gabe says:

    I read the church sign as: Jami leading Sunday, Smith worship 10:30 a.m.

  5. WOW!! I am WAY cooler than i thought! how was the service? oh wait, you’re not baptist, either …. you know, there’s some sort of huge christian singer named jami smith … maybe that was her …

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