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December 23, 2007

Christmas Non-Running

I think I traded in my running shoes for some comfortable boots to go shopping in. Yes, that's right. I haven't run one time this week. Not even to the mailbox to get the paper. Maybe it's because I mentioned something about being 28 miles away from hitting 1,000 miles. Or maybe it's because I have just enjoyed having absolutely no responsibilities this week. Which meant time for shopping. For me. Because I finished everyone else's shopping weeks ago. It felt good yesterday when the cashiers would say "would you like a gift receipt or gift box with this?" and I'd pleasantly reply "nope. this stuff's for me."

I've also been able to spend time with friends over the last few days and not feel like I had to get home early so I could get up and run.

I also have not been to bed this week prior to 1am.

Which means I've slept until 9am everyday.

Amen to the holidays!

I'll get back to running starting tomorrow. Because today I'm going to enjoy just one more day off.

And don't worry, I'll get that 28 miles in next week.

I just noticed that Troy bought me a Christmas card...guess that means that maybe my shopping is not done after all.

On a totally un-related note, I was overly encouraged by my friends to write up the whole church-gone-wrong post. Because you see what happened with my Kinetix post and how that rocked this town...I just don't know if that's the road I want to go down with the church....it's a weird situation I've found myself in. So, I'm going to leave it at this.

We were attending First Presbyterian Church. We were told after attending for several months and completing the requirements for membership (I should have known there would be a problem if there were "requirements" to membership) that we could not become members. Something on our application (yes, there was an application) signaled the ministers to think that we were committing a sinful act. And because of that it might portray an image to everyone else that the church condones that act. In other words, it might make their image look bad. The sinful act was a total assumption on their part. Furthermore, do they scrutinize every one's application because they are looking for "quality", sin-free members? Good luck is all I can say. So, we've decided to take our attendance (and money) somewhere where image is not a top priority, but where faith, fellowship, and ministering for the good of all is top priority.

I'll probably post tomorrow about the Christmas Hot Chocolate and Kahlua run but if I don't I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

3 comments:

Laurie said...

Merry Christmas Amy!

Troy Tarpley said...

I'll tell what...

Come on over to my blog and I'll let you read a couple of correspondences between one of the ministers and myself regarding our non-attendence recently.

Melissa said...

How's the 1,000 lifetime miles going? You can do it! =)