Thursday, August 27, 2009


It's official -- I've been running for almost a week and I'm already blogging about it. Because I'm lame like that.

I'm not really sure what started this current running stint. I'm usually a biker (the sit at home on your stationary bike and remain mostly stationary type).

My Boy is a runner. 2 years ago I set out to prove I could be a runner too. I started out full-pace with him one night. After 2 miles my legs gave out, my fingers ballooned, and I spent the next 3 days in bed.

I am not a runner.

And yet I've found myself every morning this week, in the 5:30 darkness, leading the way as he drops his pace for me. I crave these times. Not the darkness. Not the gasping for air as I watch HIM move along effortlessly.

I crave his presence. His conversation. His smile.

Jesus, let me run with You today. Let me crave Your presence. Your conversation. Your smile.

Let me know that it's not about how fast we get there.

Let me know it IS about the person with whom I'm running.


banderclip said...

Good job with running! I haven't gone running in a long time... I stopped for a few weeks and then I found out I was pregnant again. So I'm trying to at least do some walking.

Alyssa said...

Way to go! I'm starting with stairs and may work up to running. Though I'm not holding my breath!

Anonymous said...

Hey! Hope you are doing well. Love the new blog and catching up on your posts. Should be around more often :)

BJ Hamrick said...

Thanks Christy! :) I'm so excited for you guys :)

Alyssa - Don't hold your breath while you're running! ;) Yay for the stairs though. Thanks for commenting!

Tina - Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to interacting more often. <3

AprilMarie via Facebook said...

im so glad you're feeling so well these days that you can run. i was totally obsessed with running last year and loved it until i got these killer shin splints that just would not stop and kept me from doing my job... so... i don't run anymore...but girl do i miss those endorphins. also my ipod broke which took a lot of the fun out of running for me. it was the uninterrupted mommy listens to foot moving music time in the great outdoors that i think i loved best.

I know all about waiting--for the right guy, for high school to end, for my boobs to come in (two out of three ain't bad).

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