Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Do the Right Thing

Running ultras for the right reason....

That is a good thing to think about. It is one of the reasons I started this blog several years back; to wrestle with the questions associated with how I could justify running ultras in the face of a large family, a solo law office, and many other things.

I don't have the right reasons figured out. I have lots of the wrong reasons figured out. But just knowing the wrong reasons doesn't mean that I am doing it well. In fact, I think that one thing I could conclude after many, many miles and a few, fewer ultras is that it is critical to make certain that running ultras does not ruin or diminish the good things one has in life. Keeping tabs on that takes the wisdom of Solomon and much prayer.


Carl Bliss said...

That's a great question to wrestle. It's probably one I have discussed more with Christian running friends, than any other.

Lots of good reasons, that can be redeemed for good purposes, or misused for the wrong reasons.

Musing Runner said...

A friend of mine whose little girl was in St. Jude's hospital all last year and is going home well soon has asked me to be on her team for the St. Jude half marathon. She is new to running and I have a little knowledge and some contacts that can help her out. I think this may be one of the reasons that I have been blessed with the ability to train the last three years. I just have to make sure that I decrease while Christ increases in all this "helping".