I love a good God at Work story. Here is my little one of the day. Without going into too much detail, I learned some information this week that I am worried about - some changes I need to make. I was on the treadmill today at lunch and two people were talking about the exact same problem I have. I did something I have never done before - I butted into the conversation and asked the lady next to me about it. I never talk to people when I run - I'd be out of breath. But the coincedence was too big. Her situation is very similar to mine and it was nice to have someone to ask questions to. I have no idea who this lady was and will probably never see her again. But I'm sure she was put in my path today for a reason. It was encouraging.
Speaking of running, the reason I was running today is because I had a never discouraging run yesterday. I ran a Fourth of July 4.5 mile run. It was awful. I had really been looking forward to it and had set a goal of 40 minutes. Based on my training on the treadmill, I should have had no problems achieving that. But it was so hot yesterday. Even at 8 am, it was already 80 degrees out. It was a horrible run. I started off strong and slowly got worse. At 3 miles in I was ready to give up and walk the rest of the way. I walked more than I planned but at least I finished - in 42 min 30 sec. The positive thing is that I found out that my GPS watch was very accurate and I liked using the pace feature. The first mile was great. While it was discouraging to see my pace slow, it never slowed as much as I thought it might. So I ran today to make sure I would not give up on running. And ended up with a great run (4.5 miles in 40 minutes) and full of information. It restored my faith in running and in God-incedences.