Jenny Lynn Keller
Kilts on the Run
Have you ever run a marathon? How about a half-marathon? More and more folks are participating in them nowadays. Lots of cities have them this time of year. To me, just finishing a race is a huge accomplishment regardless of the run time. But my husband claims training and practice aren’t necessary to achieve that goal. Nope, his inspiration was a sudden thunderstorm a few years back. One huge lightning bolt, one earth-trembling clap of thunder, and he ran the Marathon. All the way across the Marathon, Florida, city park from the soccer field to our car. Hundreds of people joined him. In the middle of a lively Celtic festival, suddenly the wind picked up, the western sky went from blue to gray within minutes, then waves of horizontal rain pelted everything. But the lightning bolt gets the credit for starting the foot race.
Question: How fast can men in kilts run?
Answer: Faster than women in pants.
Yes, running is good for you. Proverbs 3:7-8 confirms it. “Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!” Even a brisk walk or bicycle ride will achieve the same goal. Get moving in life. Get moving to God. This Easter weekend is a great time to start the journey.
Now it’s your turn on this Southern-fried Friday. What’s your favorite exercise?