Just after I took this photo, the rain came down. I knew it was coming. The weather app warned me. But I was happy. I was hoping to make it to this point before the shower. Thankfully, the lightning didn’t show up until I was nearly done. By the time I finished I was drenched.
This morning, I got to do something I haven’t done in over a year. I got to run seven miles. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for some time. I would like to build up in order to run a marathon by next year.
At about five miles, I felt a blister form on the inside sole of my feet. I recalled when I had trained before this happened. It’s not a major blister. It’s just one that will toughen my feet as I begin to increase the miles. Continue reading “Expect a Little Blister: 8/6/16 Run”
Professor Scott Kennedy talked about the point of research is to fail sometimes. Not only is that the point of research, but it’s also the point of getting anywhere in life. Professor Kennedy says,
I am always telling my students that the point of research is to fail sometimes, to mess up and learn from what happened, what didn’t happen and what didn’t work. You can’t be afraid to try something.
This goes perfectly with the lesson I will be teaching the kids in large group this morning. It’s about endurance: sticking with what you started even when things get tough. Here is the verse for the month:
Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9
Whether it’s science, business, parenting or doing good, we will eventually succeed if we do these things:
Keep our eye on the goal
Work on them daily
Change our tactics or steps when they aren’t working so we can keep moving towards the goal
Go ahead and fail today. If we keep at it and work towards the goal, we will reap that reward in the end.