Faith. Hope. Love. The greatest of these is… lost. Along with the usual comforter set w/ matching throw pillows, I have 3 additional pillows, each with those sacred words. Yesterday, when I made the bed, I could not, for the life of me, find Love. Ironic, isn’t it?
I did find love a little later, but it wasn’t in romance form (I think that kind is gone for good.). I found love while working for one of my dear charities- Habitat for Humanity. Let me tell you about the significance of this build. I am on the Family Selection Committee. Our job is to find families that meet the requirements, and then walk them through the selection steps. I began working with this committee 2 years ago. Since then, we have approved 5 families. The process is long, and Friday began the building of the first family my committee approved. The thing I love about Habitat is the way it brings the community together. In a world filled with evil, and people quitting on love every day, somehow we manage to do some good out there. Had I not been completely emotionally spent, I probably would’ve shed one million tears for all the happiness taking place yesterday.
My job today was labor free. Karen and I just used our mad organization skills to work the registration table, followed by organizing lunch for 100 people. Above are pictures from this morning’s build (Um, yeah, having problems getting them off my phone. I’ll work on that later, so check back.). The slab for the house was built Friday, and the entire framework was completed yesterday. It’s not often that I get to experience the 3 greats of life all in one day- faith, hope, and love.
In RR news, not much going on. I'm still planning on San Antonio, AND planning on racing it. I don't have any aches or pains post marathon and the running looked like this this past week:
S: traveling, no exercise
M: no exercise, felt like complete crap, almost passed out at work for some weird reason
T: 40 minutes on the eliptical, light arm weights and abs
W: ran 5 miles
T: no exercise
F: 7 miles
S: 5 easy miles w/ Michelle
S: 8 easy miles w/ Speedy Anna- FAVORITE RUN OF THE WEEK!
Also, I am really proud that I didn't gain weight during the taper. I'm still holding strong w/ my previous weight loss. I can really tell that my clothes are looser, too.
Not going to throw it all out there (I don’t have any terminal illness), but if you guys don’t mind, add me to your prayer list, okay? (Yeah, if you don’t pray, just send some good thoughts.) I could really use it!