1 Corinthians 9: 24-27

24 In a race, everyone runs but only one person gets first prize.  So run your race to win.  25 To win the contest you must deny yourselves many things that would keep you from doing your best.  An athlete goes to all this trouble just to win a blue ribbon or a silver cup, but we do it for a heavenly reward that never disappears.  26 So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step.  I fight to win.  I’m not just shadow-boxing or playing around.27 Like an athlete I punish my body, treating it roughly, training it to do what it should, not what it wants to.  Otherwise I fear that after enlisting others for the race, I myself might be declared unfit and ordered to stand aside.

And so it is.

We run for a Higher Purpose.

My blue Mizunos.  Their last trip tomorrow.

The Priest says the blessing, and reads the verse, above.

I pose with the community of shoes.

I count out $26.2 & give to the Father.

And I go for an extra blessing.

I have spoken with my coach.

I have my plan.

Now, it’s time to run the race.

Godspeed, all.

One thought on “The Blessing Of The Shoes

  1. Good luck tomorrow. I’ll be sending good thoughts your way while I do my long run! Patience!!

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