2 runs. 3 showers. Earth Day or bust!
I began the day with a beautiful morning run. I was in such a hurry to go to church right afterwards, I didn’t even have time to come down from the endorphin high. Yes, I was high at church. SIN!
Something happened later in the day that really pissed me off. I’m a very patient and calm person, and I don’t yell. When something pisses me off, I’ve lost all control. Basically.
My pissed off running face:
A few days ago, I discovered this place that no one else knows, where I run to when I want to think. It’s empty. No buildings, no roads. Just grass, trees, dirt, and rocks. It’s only 3 miles (round trip) from where I live. I knew I had to run there to get my peace and zen back. When I got there, I realized I forgot to pee before I left home. Well, there was no one in sight. So I pulled my pants down and used this big rock as my toilet. I peed on the Earth on Earth Day! DOUBLE SIN!
The sun was beginning to set, and so I sat there and watched it.
Still pissed off and hating everything.
I began talking to God, and writing down a list of grievances in my iPhone:
I laid in the dirt as the breeze passed over me. The most gorgeous flower bush was growing beside me, in an empty place that didn’t have a whole lot of life to it.
I remember how empty I was during the lowest points in my life. But when I dug deep, I always found there was so much color, growth, and life to me – much like that flower bush. When I look at my life now as a whole, it may not be perfect. But there is life that is still there.
I’ve always been able to pick myself, dust my ass off, and keep running.
Metaphorically and literally, speaking.
As I was about to get up and run home, I asked God to speak to me. I was listening, and I felt Him say, “Be still and know that I am God.”
I got my zen back. Thank you, sweet baby Jesus.
I was so mad that I didn’t even start my Garmin when I left home. Ha ha! I only recorded my distance on the return home. So double this distance, add the run from this morning, and I ran a total of 6 .03 miles today! Now that’s how I celebrate Earth Day.
Did you do anything special for Earth Day? How do you handle being “pissed” at someone or something?