Monday, May 7, 2012


The time is drawing closer with each day, and everything is getting into place.  The logistics of the run are the primary focus now.  When will I get to Park Forest?  Who will be running/walking with me while I am there?  What will I be eating? When will I eat?  Weather concerns?  Clothes changing?  Shoes?  Socks?  Skin lubrication?  Hydration?  Electrolyte replacement?  These are all questions that need to be answered and contingency plans considered.

I want to thank the many generous folks who have donated to JDRF over the past few weeks.  I've sort of fallen down and not shown them the gratitude I feel.  Thanks Stef and Matt;  Brian, Vicki and Lynette; Laura, Eric, Kaitlyn, Ryan, and Cassie;  Dawn, Jack, Andy and Emma; Sue and Joe;  Pat; The Steckleins; The Baughmans;  The Smiths;  Marla and Dave;  Sara;  Matt and all the folks at EnergyCAP, Inc.; The Jacobsons;  and Jackie.  I am sorry that I haven't gotten most of you a personal thank you, yet.  Please know how wonderful you are and how much you are appreciated.

If you want to spend an hour or two walking/running with me, let me know. It is a great time.

I'm really excited because Molly, Jeff and I have been working to get ApologetiX, a Christian parody band, to come to the State College Alliance Church for a concert.  It looks like it might come together for June 8.  More info on that later, but if you like rock and roll, you will love ApologetiX.  Amazingly, they can sound like everyone from Led Zeppelin to Huey Lewis.  AC/DC to the B-52s.  They are great musicians and a lot of fun.  Oh yeah, they are great witnesses for Christ as well!   I love to listen to their albums when I run because I can listen to rock and roll, hear some scripture, and get a wide variety of music genre to keep my mind occupied.

Colossians 3:23-24
New International Version (NIV)
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

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