4/4/06

A moment of silence please..

.. for the son has exceeded the father. Disregarding contributing factors such as the congested flow of 42,000+ runners, my own familiarity with such conditions, and his lack of familiarity with them, I finished the 10K/6.2mi race about 1 minute and 6 seconds ahead of my Dad. This is a first for me! The Cooper River Bridge Run. I'm also now officially a quarter of a century old. :)

So, let's see. I did some stuff. Then some other stuff. It was fun, and I enjoyed my family. That pretty much sums it up. Due to overbooking on my return flight, I got a free ticket for United Airlines that can be used anytime in the next year to fly anywhere in the continental U.S. I got locked out of my apartment because I don't normally carry a key because it's a small building and all the doors to the outside stay locked and my landlord locked my door after he showed my disgusting apartment to potential renters. I got to see Chuck's workplace.

In the last 2 weeks I've been reminded of this prayer by multiple independent sources, unintentionally:
My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.

I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think that I am following
your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.

But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this, you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.