Summer Lovin'


(((Jamie waving like crazy at her readers)))

I know. I know. I've been gone for awhile. 

Where have I been? What have I been doing?

Well, long story short, and metaphorically speaking... I got lost on a rocky trail run.

Let that one sink in a minute.

How did I get lost?

Well, putting the metaphor aside, speaking plainly now... My priorities got out of wack.

I took a wrong turn somewhere on my run...

Oops. There I go with the metaphor again.

Suffice it to say, I am back, and I think I am on the way to setting myself up for a much better 2019-2020. (Remember, I am a teacher. We think in terms of school years. Go with me here.)

Summer has afforded me time to think about what TRULY matters, and I know I have to put those things first.

My Jesus and my family, they HAVE TO be first in my life. In making these my priorities, I make ME a priority. They are my heart. My everything. 

I got so caught up in things that matter but don't TRULY matter, I lost myself. 

I all but stopped running. I have not run a race since last August's Chick-fil-A Moo've It 5K

I have run some on my treadmill, but not much.

So I am here, back on my beloved blog, to make a running commitment to myself. Asking all who have chosen to read this to help keep me accountable to this pledge.

Starting with this year's Chick-fil-A Moo've It 5K in August (fitting, yes?), I will run a race every month from now until I complete a half marathon. 

Half marathon?

Yes. I said, half marathon. That is 13.1 miles. Something I have never done before.

Am I crazy? Well, as the running joke goes, yes. But only half crazy.

In all seriousness though, I need this. I have missed running. I have missed blogging about running. This is important to me. I feel called back to it.

So as the countdown to the end of my summer has begun (15 more days before teachers report back to work), I find myself feeling extremely optimistic about the upcoming school year and this next season in my life.

Thank you, summer, for giving me time to reflect on where I have gone wrong and how to get back on track.

Here's to keeping my priorities straight! Gotta love summer!

Anyone want to join me in this new running endeavor?!  

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