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#5kMay2019 Day 22 (BLOG)

Another Vertical Runner Group Run! Yay! #GoodTimes!

Tonight I ran 6.2 miles in 49 minutes and 16 seconds, which was an average pace of 7:53 per mile.

I was happy to just take it easy tonight! The distance was twice a 5k, but I’m fine with that. Even though we are in the middle of #5kMay2019, I am trying to maintain at least 40 miles per week. A 5k every day will not get me to my goal. 7 days of 3.1 miles will only add up to 21.7, so I practically need to double every 5k to hit my goal (or add a long run to the end of the week).

My plan is to run at least 3.1 miles each day, and get at least 6.2 on Wednesdays (at the VR Group Run), and then hit a long run on Friday. So far, so good. I had 43.6 miles two weeks ago and 46.5 miles last week. I am currently at 12.4 this week, so I have a ways to go…

Tonight I ran with my buddy, Brandon Polley. We talked about our marathon successes and failures. We talked about science and its limitations. We talked about Avengers: Endgame. We also talked about the return of Christ.

I have had Christ’s return on my mind all day. We have read about it several times by now in the daily Bible reading, and it has dominated my thoughts throughout the day.

This morning Jodi and I talked about how we are conflicted. On one hand, we want to grow old together. We want to see our kids get married. We want to enjoy life. On the other hand, we would just love it if Christ would return today!

And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

(Luke 21:25–28, ESV)

I asked Brandon if he believed that Jesus was going to return. He said that he did.

I do, too. But when?!

No one knows… but the Father.

Still, we wait, pray, and expect His imminent return.



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