Friday, September 05, 2008

No Race...Is it a Sign?


The Governor of Virginia has, understandably, declared a State of Emergency in preparation for Hurricane Hanna. As a result, all emergency services are on call and unavailable to give support to the really cool 10K trail run I was going to be running in tomorrow with my pal Amy. So no race. I'm disappointed to be sure, but the training has still been valuable and as a result of the cancellation, I won't miss my monthly inservice training for seminary (the early morning scripture study class I teach every day). Eric says it is a sign from above that I never should have considered skipping my meeting for something as trivial as a race. Get it? Sign from God and all that? Be assured that he is 100% JUST KIDDING and be more assured that I really don't believe that Heavenly Father works that way. It makes a funny story though. Skip a meeting and get a sign of Biblical Proportions like a HURRICANE rushing up the coast to change your mind... Be warned...

But see, I'm know I'm not being punished because I'm getting part of my money back, and my bag of cool running swag and I don't even have to drive to Virginia and get all muddy running 6 miles on a trail. So who's the real winner here, I ask you?

9 comments:

  1. You! Absolutely. And you have the pants falling off to prove it!

    (stay safe.)

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  2. You are you are! if you want me to set up a trail in patapsco so you can pretend just let me know.

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  3. Very funny. Sorry about your race. Enjoy your meeting.

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  4. I'm just impressed you trained and were actually going to do it. I would've been praying for severe weather so I wouldn't have to do it. There will be another one that I'm sure you'll do great in.

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  5. Friend, you slay me. That was some good humor there :)

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  6. It's all you baby. guess you'll have to run an extra workout in the post Hanna mud so that you really "earn" that free swag.... tee hee....

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  7. Sorry you didn't get to run your race. I am sure that part of you is relieved, and another part is just wishing you could have done it. :-) Next time right? I will be sure however not to miss any meetings during hurricane season though! :-)

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  8. All the benefits and none of the soreness? sounds like you won that one!!

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