Sunday, March 27, 2011

Archaic Books, Hunger, Retreats, and Runs

So, today I came home from lunch and saw a bag of telephone books on my front porch. I don't understand how phone books can still be a viable business. To me, they are about as relevant as horses, buggies and phonograph machines. Not to mention, they must waste a lot of paper in the process of printing out phone numbers that you already can find if you have access to a computer (which I realize not everyone does).

Speaking of Sunday lunch, I am convinced that the hungriest I ever get is during the last fifteen minutes of a church service. I don't know what it is, but I am ready to eat a hearty lunch every Sunday as the noon hour approaches. Maybe this is also culturally conditioned by my mom's weekly pot roast Sunday lunches during my formational years.

This weekend I spent up at Covenant Harbor on Lake Geneva with many of the seminarians who will be graduating along with family and faculty. Honestly, it wasn't something I was very excited about as I had much to do, but it was one of those events that became obviously worthwhile and meaningful the minute you got there. The best part was hearing people's testimonies on how God has worked and how they have struggled at the same time during the past few years. I'm always amazed when I think where all these wonderful people will be in a few years and the great things they will be doing.

I also did my longest training run Saturday morning, getting up early and running around Lake Geneva. I don't think I would have done it had I knew how hilly/cold it was going to be, but I'm definitely glad it's over! I listened to Ken Follett's World without End, and I have to say, books on tape make long runs more bearable. I barely could walk for the rest of the day and fell asleep at 7:30 last night, waking up only to transfer myself from the couch to my bed at about 10:45.

The only problem with all that sleep last night is it might interfere with the Sunday nap. However, now that I'm laying on the couch, I just might be able to relax enough to catch a few z's while watching a bit of Two Towers. Let's find out, shall we?

1 comment:

  1. Two Things.
    1. I just bought To Kill a Mocking Bird and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on cd if you need to borrow either.
    2.Isn't Lake Geneva like 26 miles around?