Post-Christmas Run on a Warm Ohio Day

Since it is the post-Christmas week and most of us are off work, I am sharing a little of my day with a sketch.

This morning, I was thrilled to take a run with just shorts and a long-sleeve shirt. The temperature was in the mid-fifties when I hit the road. It is something rare for an Ohio, late December morning. It is also something I loved to do in Arizona.  Continue reading “Post-Christmas Run on a Warm Ohio Day”

Running in the rain makes you resilient… or crazy 

Nighttime photo of the Greenville, Ohio traffic circle.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.

In the past, a dear family member or two would call me crazy for running in inclement weather. Friends usually say nothing but give me that look as if I had sniffed too much rubber cement in my early graphic design days. Continue reading “Running in the rain makes you resilient… or crazy “

A Trip Down Hope Lane

Street sign for Hope Lane in Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaOn this morning’s run, I came across this sign. It is the third time I took this route in a week. Yet, I didn’t notice the sign until this morning. 

How many times do we go through situations without realizing hope is right there. Zig Ziglar liked to quote John Maxwell and say, “If there is hope in the future, there is power in the present.” It is true that we need hope in order to keep moving forward. It is a sad person who is trying to trudge forward without noticing hope is before him.

We all need a trip down Hope Lane. None of us really know the future. We can embrace it and acknowledge doomsayers aren’t always right and we can do something today that gives hope to the future.

How to run from your troubles

cartoon of a guy running. The captions says, "i don't run so I can run away from my troubles."

 

Whenever you’re going through some troubling times, and who doesn’t, it helps to get some exercise.

This morning, it was very warm. the humidity made things steamy at six in the morning. But a good run helped me clear my head and feel better than I had in several days.

If you’re physically able to do it, I’d encourage you to take a walk or a run. When you get your body moving, it helps get the brain unstuck as well.

Racing Gear

Cartoon of  two racers. One of them is wearing motor racing gear. The other says, “I get the feeling one of us is wearing the wrong racing gear.”

I’ve ran twice in the Indianapolis 500 Mini-Marathon. One of the highlights is you get to run around the Indianapolis Speedway. It’s amazing to know you’re running on the same track where race cars go over 200 miles per hour. So I’ve thought of this idea more than once as I’ve been jogging around the 2 1/2 mile oval.

I drew this for Illustration Friday. This week’s word is “racing.”