Who am I?
I’m a work in progress. Basic facts…late 20-something trying to make it in the big, bad world of corporation domination in fabulous shoes with great friends, a family second to none, and a heart on the line. I’m a huge Wisconsin sports fanatic, but a general lover of all baseball (and football) too. I think it stems to sitting in the backyard with Grandpa Lang as Harry Cary was on the radio calling the Cubs games with Grandpa muttering something about a “damn rummy” every now and again. Volleyball is my favorite sport to play (love sacrificing the body), but a close second is soccer (which I played in college). On a typical weekend you can catch me at the symphony one night, running along the lakefront the next afternonn, dancing to the dj that night, catching a Brewers game on Sunday afternoon, only to head back downtown for dinner and a show at Turner Hall. I love living in Milwaukee, but I also love traveling and experiencing things that other cities have to offer. I suppose that’s probably more than you were looking for, but it’s my blog and I’ll write if I want to. =)
What’s up with your blog name?
This stems from the back of a t-shirt that the cross country team got while I was in high school. (Yes, Mr. W., even though I didn’t run cross country I was watching. Which…side note, I really wish I had been encouraged to try cross country. Turns out I actually really enjoy running.) There are two passages in the Bible that I think of when “running the race.”
- Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
- Do you not know that in a race all runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)
So that’s where the name comes from. I think life is the ultimate race…running towards the ultimate prize…and encouraging people to run along with you. I’m not going to shove it in your face or force my religious views on you, but I like to (try to) keep my life centered on God…and it’s my blog. (I love being able to use that argument as an adult…it’s like all those times I was forced to share as a child and now I can legitimately claim something as mine. So there. =)
Why not? We all have an inner monologue that’s constantly running (oh wait, that’s just me?) and I figured…why not share some of it with the rest of the world. Besides, it’s a good reason not to sit on Facebook at night. I’d rather stimulate the neurons with a scintillating piece of literary genius any day. I initially started the blog to talk about the half marathons that I was training for, and you’ll still see some bits on running woven into the other random musings. Pretty much whatever’s on my mind is what I’ll write about…running, relationships, funny jokes, ramblings from my day, thoughts on topics in the news, dating, love, and everything else in between. I can’t promise to be right about everything, but I will write about it. And if I’m wrong…feel free to correct me in the comment section. Won’t be the first time that someone has, and certainly won’t be the last. Thanks for reading and please share with your friends, family, and any other crazy people that you might come across in your life.