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#5kMay2020 Blog (Day 23)

What a day!

I knew that my brother was running across the state of Ohio (from west to east on route 30) this weekend, so I decided to meet up with him this morning and join him in running a few miles. I didn’t really have much of a plan. I just decided to go for it.

Logistically, I needed someone to drop me off so that I could run and not have to worry about getting my vehicle afterwards. Thankfully, Mark Rowe was willing to run me out to Crestline and drop me off. Thanks, Mark.

I met up with my brother around 10am. He had already been running for about 5 hours. He is a beast.

When I connected with him, he was with a buddy named Thad. The three of us ran a while, and then Thad had to head back to his car, so Brian and I ran alone for a while. We ran in about 4-5 mile increments, then stopped to drink some water and grab something to eat.

At every stop, for whatever reason, I just kept going. I didn’t really have a plan in mind, I just kept going back out for another segment.

At one point we connected with Trevor Dunlap. It was his birthday! It was fun to run with him. At another point we met up with Brent Martin and Mike Gabalski. Mike was determined to run his first marathon today! He was killing it!

At around 6:30pm, I decided that I needed to throw in the towel so that I could come home and work on the blog for today and the podcast for tomorrow. All told, I wound up with roughly 37.1 miles.

Meanwhile, back at home, my son ran his first full-run 5k of #5kMay2020! I am super proud of him. All of our kids who are in the challenge have officially ran a full 5k!

Daily Run: I had several daily runs today.

DistanceMoving TimeAverage Pace
4.07 miles44m 32s10:57 / mile
4.32 miles50m 57s11:47 / mile
4.51 miles54m 39s12:06 / mile
5.14 miles58m 56s11:27 / mile
7.54 miles1h 31m 58s12:11 / mile
3.62 miles43m 49s12:05 / mile
4.39 miles54m 34s12:25 / mile
3.5 miles47m 1s13:25 / mile

Daily Bible Reading: What will our resurrected bodies look like? Will they be like Jesus’ resurrected body? 

How incredible it must have been for the disciples to share a meal with the resurrected Jesus. 

They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.

Luke 24:42–43, ESV

For those who put their faith in Christ and are resurrected into eternal life with Jesus in heaven, will we be eating there like Jesus was here? There are multiple references to the great banquet that will happen in heaven. It seems that we will.

After experiencing the joy of the LORD while running today, will we run in heaven?

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:29–31, ESV

I sure like the idea of running and not growing weary—of walking and not fainting.

God is good! He makes His goodness abundantly clear to us, if we are willing to use our eyes to see it. But He is also infinitely good, preparing a perfect place for those who put their faith in Christ alone for eternal salvation to be with Him and enjoy His creation forever.

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