Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Time for a Little FUN!: Challenge completed!

My friend called me the day of the race telling me she wasn't sure she was sure she was going to do it.  Her main reason?

Because I just can't imagine "Jen Ferguson" and "running a race just for fun" in the same sentence.

She was afraid she'd be the last in our small group of friends and she didn't believe I wouldn't leave her.

Through 2014 and especially through reading Love Idol, I've learned that paces, times, and awards aren't all they are cracked up to be.

But friends are.  And so, I reassured her: I am not going to leave you.  This really is just for FUN!

And when you have an opportunity to get out somewhere just for FUN!, it's time to seize the moment.  It's time to dress up in a tutu and not care if people think you look stupid.
It's time to surround yourself with people who don purple balloons and pretend to be a grape and could care less if people think they are a little out there. 

It's time to take pictures of people's wit that they put on the back of their shirts.

It's time to walk a course so you can have a good conversation with a friend who lives a few doors down, but who you don't get to spend a lot of time with very often.

Sometimes finishing strong means finishing with a friend.


At the beginning of the year, I asked y'all for some ideas of what to do for FUN! And y'all sure did respond (if you need ideas, too, just go here).  One of those ideas was to do a just for FUN! race.  And so, Easter eve, we did the Wicked Wine Run through the Spicewood Vineyards.  Literally, we ran through rows of grapevines and despite the dust, it was FUN!
More proof this was just for FUN! -- I stopped to take pictures!
(I'm always looking for guest posts about FUN! If you're interested, just contact me at

Linking up with Emily for Imperfect Prose, Jennifer Lee for #tellHisstorySharita for Everyday Jesus, Lyli for Thought Provoking Thursday, and Laura for Quitting Thursday.


  1. I wished we lived closer. I want to start running. I need to be brave and just do it. It looks like you had a really good time. :)

  2. Jen this looks like so much fun!!! I'm jealous!!

  3. OH. My. Goodness!!!!
    You inspire the heck outta me. Seriously, that looks like such a blast!

    Keep sharin' the journey, cause I'm soaking it up!!!

  4. Jennifer, that is amazing...running through vineyards. In tutus. Such fun--you are an inspiration!

  5. That IS a lot of fun... Love it... I need a friend to run through vineyards with (and drink wine at the end.) HA! Too awesome.


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