"Running tells us the good news about ourselves" - George Sheehan Heroes and Sparrows: A Celebration of RunningWhat's your good news? No matter how the run turns out, the good news is about the effort we put into it and what we got out of it. There are days when I have abysmal runs and struggle to find the good news. At the very core is the good news is that of being a runner and knowing that each day, I make the effort to do something that I don't have to but want to no matter the circumstances. In each run, I can find the good news. It might be something I learn about myself, something I learn about someone else, something that works or something that doesn't, see something that astonishes or see nothing at all, hear, smell and think. I see a different world when running. I understand more and create better. I am a different person and do things in my mind that I know I am capable of doing. I see it all so clearly, the good news of the day, the good news of me and the good news of others. How do I translate all of this to the non-running world? The Christian message of the good news is described in the 4 gospels. While running tells us the good news about ourselves, the Gospels tell us the good news of our relationship with God through Jesus. In this world of perpetual bad news, we must seek out the good news of the day.
Days 261-262: 10 miles, 2014: 1,258 miles