Not too much to talk about, just a quick update/study break.
Mike and I completed The Color Run last weekend. It was OK. The first mile and a half were hell for me, I just wanted to quit and go home. The second half of the walk was a lot better though. The first half was mostly a very long, slow incline and I just couldn’t wait for it to end. Mike wasn’t too fond of the color stations. If you’ve never experienced a walk/run involving color, what they do is throw colored cornstarch at you which colors your skin, hair, clothes, glasses, etc. It can be fun to see how much color you can possibly get in one race, but it’s not for everyone. It is very crowded too. So, anyway, Mike’s experience… he was actually trembling before the first color station. You gotta imagine going into this having no idea what’s coming, and not being able to see it all coming. All you feel is this stuff being thrown at you and you don’t know where it came from or what it looks like, in midst all that chaos. I don’t know if we’ll do it again next year or not. He said he’d do it with me again if I wanted to, but I’m not a fan of large crowds and I could take or leave the color part. We’ll see next year.
In the meantime, we hope to get more walks in before it gets too hot. Then we’ll do a couple more 5k’s in the fall. We talked about doing a 10k, but it’s on the weekend of a ladies’ retreat that I want to go to. Are we ready for a 10k? No. But I’m sure if we actually train for it, it would be fun.
I am so ready for school to be finished for the semester. 2 more weeks and I’m free for a couple of months!
One of my assignments was a ministry evaluation interview paper. I decided to ‘interview’ myself. It made me think about where I am in the leadership ministry God has me serving in at this time. I am not doing well in a couple of areas, mostly in my quiet time with Him. I don’t read my Bible regularly anymore, a habit I plan to remedy now. I’m going to start journaling my prayers and stuff again too.
One more thing… so a little while back I think I mentioned that Mike and I had an obstacle to overcome and I don’t think I gave any details. See, he’s not an animal lover and I am. I adore my cat. We had talked it through and he was willing to let me keep Fitz but I wouldn’t get another animal after that. Think about it, animals sometimes leave, um, let’s say, messes. He has no idea where/if there’s anything he might step in. Plus, if Fitz would get out and I’m not home, what’s Mike supposed to do? Well, I mention all this because I have good news. My mom is going to take Fitz when Mike and I get married. Fitz living with us was going to be stressful for all involved, this really is the best possible solution. I’ll be able to visit him whenever I want because mom and dad live close to my work. 🙂
I think that’s about it. Talk to you again soon.