Posted by: Chuck Farley | February 7, 2008

Day 30 Part II

Day 30 – 5 Miles – Take-two.  After several abandoned attempts and striking on this mid-week 5 miler, I final got it going.  At about 10PM last night, finally hit the road.  The run felt pretty good, my pace was consistant, breathing was not labored, and I had little pain or fatigue. 

About 2 miles into the run, I ran through a part of the neighborhood that was hit pretty hard by the storm.  Power was still off, trees, fences and parts of roofs littered the neighborhood.  I did not even know that the storms had been that severe so near to my house. 

It made me think about the lives of those around us.  People that we correspond with everyday, some that we even call friends, could be suffering through difficulties that we know nothing about.  How many people are going through some crisis all by themselves?  I know how hard it is to take a long run alone, without the encouragement of my teammates.  How hard is it to go through the struggles of life all alone?  I suspect that many of feel alone in some of the most difficult times of our lives. 

I don’t want to be like the friends of Job.

 14 “A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.  15 But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams,  as the streams that overflow.” (Job 6:14,15)


“9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all…” (Galatians 6:9,10)



  1. I really like this message, Chuck. Good post.

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