Archive for September, 2013

Night Running

Posted: September 21, 2013 in Run
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Contest submisison #1
The next thing I am trying is a night run. Actually, an organized twilight 5Km race. The thought of running in the dark, through trails instead of on roads is exhilarating!
Night running is not new. As the days get shorter, I may extend my outdoor running into fall and the twilight hours. This will require some consideration to temperature and safety.
According to this study http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/sport-active/night-moves-the-benefits-to-running-after-dark/story-fnc9wiz4-1226649478126, running at night changes the way you run. When you cannot see the surface you are running on, you depend more on instinct to react to changing surfaces. When relying on instinct, it makes sense to wear a more minimal shoe, to feel the ground better. I like that!

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Psalm 84

Posted: September 9, 2013 in Uncategorized
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“Better is one day in your courts than thousands elsewhere.”
David is not in God’s courts when he writes this. He starts the psalm ‘My soul yearns for the courts of the Lord.” and “Even the sparrow has found a home.”
We often sing this psalm joyously, but I think it is a lament. David’s “heart and flesh cry out for the living God.”
If this was written as a lament, is it right for us to turn it into praise? Can David’s lament be our praise? Should we be maintaining the intent of the author when we sing his psalms?