A big thank you to D-D who sent the coolest kids supper idea! D-D is not only a loyal Fish listener but a dear friend and when I get an e-mail from her, I know it’s going to be something good!:) It’s a hot dog and spaghetti recipe. Granted, it looks a little freaky, but that is precisely why I know my boys would love it! It’s already on my meal plan for the weekend, thanks D-D!
Speaking of e-mail, I received a great one from Becky who is a regular blog reader. In her words she is “cautiously” going to give running a try. Yippee! I know it’s not for everyone, but good for you for giving it a try Becky! She asked for some tips for a beginning runner and so I figured I would post a few here.
1.Go slow. I have been running for 10 years and may be the pace of a turtle, but at least I keep moving. We all have our own level of competition but in my experience the best thing to do is just take in the blessing of what’s around you, push yourself as much as possible but don’t demand too much at first, just learn to fall in love with it. The best thing about that is there are always ways you can push yourself further, faster, harder but you want o stay healthy too, and that comes with a consistent growth of base miles.
2.Set goals. I like the website: www.mapmyrun.com. Once I have my route, it somehow makes it easier so I’m not just meandering through the path, I actually have a focused destination.
3.Music! Some runners don’t like music and it’s safer to not have it actually, but I usually just have one ear bud in and that works fine. Some good tunes (in my humble opinion) are: I Run for Life (M. Etheridge), Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mack), Hands of God (Newsboys), also, Rocky Boat by Steven Delopoulos.
We had him in studio a few years back and I was blown away by his music. I ended up buying his album and I still love it to this day! He was part of a Christian group called “Burlap to Cashmere” with a song Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (B.I.B.L.E.-another good running tune). Anyway, the album is super artsy and i don’t understand one iota of what he’s talking about but I love the haunting, Mediterranean feel of his cd. Click on the link, and if you can tell me what Jungle Trail or Daisies and Sandlewood means, I will give you $5 bucks! Lol. Anyway, I digress. My last running tune to recommend is the Army Ranger Cadence.
I could go on, and on (ha ha) but those are some basics that have worked for me. Again, everyone is different and of course don’t forget to hydrate and stretch!:) If you have any tips for Becky, please feel free to leave a comment!
My last little blurb is a great story I saw today on Faith and Family Live. It’s about the need for “baby cuddlers”. What a job, I would volunteer for that in a heartbeat!:) I love the article, for some reason it made me cry (but then again I cry at everything).:) Here is the story.