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