Philippians 4:13 Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/ Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:43:03 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Apr 04, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-04-2020.html <p>7am...7 miles with Moxie along Sunnyside. (Glide Black)</p> <p>Took a quick break, then out for 7 miles in the neighborhood. (Guide Blue)</p> Sat, 04 Apr 2020 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 03, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-03-2020.html <p>Could not sleep, got up at 430 and had coffee then worke for about 3 hours then went for a run at 9am.&nbsp; 5 miles with Moxie, nice morning. (Fastwitch White)</p> <p>4 miles in the afternoon, when it was not snowing. (Guide Blue)</p> Fri, 03 Apr 2020 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 02, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-02-2020.html <p>2 inches of new snow on the lawn and icy roads, skipped the early morning run. Went out for 6 miles on a nice day at lunch on now dry roads. (Guide Yellow)</p> Thu, 02 Apr 2020 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 01, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-01-2020.html <p>5 miles early before work. (Glide Black)</p> <p>A 6.5 magntitude earthquake rocked the entire state of Idaho last night. Centered near Sun Valley (the hot spot for COVID-19 as well).&nbsp; We felt it here but just minor and no issues. Interesting times...focus on what is important in our lives, relationships to each other and the Lord.</p> <p>Really pissec off right now.&nbsp; Saw that Sam&#39;s club had toilet paper so went to get some...gone.&nbsp; People had 2-3 cases (50 rolls per case) in their carts..why at a time of shortage does management allow this?&nbsp; Assholes (lanaguage on purpose).&nbsp; Then came home to go for a lunch run, got 1/2 mile out and Moxie was attacked by a loose dog, had to beat it off with my lease and kicking at it.&nbsp; What the F%@&amp;?&nbsp; Lease you dog or put them in the backyard.&nbsp; Even in my neighborhood now I have to regularly deal with this shit.&nbsp; Trying to calm down before my conference call so will try to run again after work.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Apr 2020 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 31, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-31-2020.html <p>5:30am...6 miles on a warmish morning before the rain starts. (Guide Blue)</p> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 30, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-30-2020.html <p>5:15am...7 miles with Moxie, ending with some light rain. Dropped her off then went back out for 5 miles more before starting work for the day. (Glide Black)</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 29, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-29-2020.html <p>7am...6 miles with Moxie before online worship. (Guide Yellow)</p> <p>5 miles in the early afternoon. (Guide Blue)</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 28, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-28-2020.html <p>Slept in, talked to my brother then went for a run.&nbsp; 5 miles with Moxie, then 5 miles more. (Altra Impulse)</p> <p>Spent some time with my family and ran and errand then 4 miles with Justin. (Glide Green)</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 27, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-27-2020.html <p>Slept in a bit, did some chores and worked for 2+ hours, then went out for a run with Moxie for 6 miles around noon. (Fastwitch White)</p> <p>5 miles later before dinner to get out of the house, work off stress. (Glide Green)</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 26, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-26-2020.html <p>5 miles before logging on to work from home. (Glide Black)</p> <p>4 miles after working all day, just to get out and enjoy some fresh air and decompress. (Fastwitch White)</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 25, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-25-2020.html <p>5 miles, windy and cold, tired of this weather. (Guide Yellow)</p> <p>Only run for the day, got slammed with telework activities and then family stuff (college course registration mostly).&nbsp; I am tired and brain dead, not sure I really like trying to work from home.</p> Wed, 25 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 24, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-24-2020.html <p>4 miles.&nbsp; (Glide Green)</p> <p>Heading to SLC today to move Justin out of his school apartment.&nbsp; He is doing online classes for the remainder of the term and perhaps May term.&nbsp; Waiting to see how Westminster credits us for the rent and return of funds for his cancelled trip to Germany in May (we already gave the school a good chuck of $).&nbsp; His roommate is &quot;staying&quot; so it is going to be interesting to see how this goes with us taking Justin&#39;s stuff...most of the kitchen and household equipment...since we don&#39;t have a plan for the logistics after school yet (e.g. apartment) and other &quot;complicating&quot; factors (e.g. girlfriend).</p> Tue, 24 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 23, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-23-2020.html <p>Got up early to log into work from home and tried for a couple of hours but the system would not connect.&nbsp; Went out for 5 miles to blow off the steam. (Glide Green)</p> <p>When I returned, system work (IT guys must be in) then worked for about 5 hours then went out in the nice weather at lunch for 5 miles. (Fastwitch White)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 22, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-22-2020.html <p>5:45am...8 miles through SRL and to the river and back by Tauphaus Park. (Guide Yellow)</p> <p>Stopped for a pitstop and to fuel, then 8 miles more. (Glide Green)</p> <p>3 miles before dinner to enjoy the nice weather. (Glide Green)</p> Sun, 22 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 21, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-21-2020.html <p>I woke up early, so got on the computer and worked for a couple of hours sending emails and doing a training course.&nbsp; Out around 6am for 6 miles with Moxie in some light rain. Got back right before the rain picked up, so finished my taxes and waiting to go back out for more miles. (Glide Black)</p> <p>6 miles after the rain stopped. (Glide Green)</p> <p>3 miles in early afternoon after helping my daughter make Churros...already feeling penned up. (Guide Yellow)</p> Sat, 21 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 20, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-20-2020.html <p>5 miles early in a light snow storm before getting on a work conference call and touching base with my staff to instruct full telework starting today. (Glide Green)</p> <p>5 miles with Moxie around midday in nice weather. (Fastwitch White)</p> Fri, 20 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 19, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-19-2020.html <p>5am...5 miles with Moxie. (Guide Yellow)</p> <p>6 miles on a beautiful day at lunch. (Glide Black)</p> <p>4 miles after work. (Glide Green)</p> <p>So this chaos and anxiety were are facing in the world right now has made me do some hard and deep thinking and praying.&nbsp; A perspective that I come back to mostly is thinking about the role that God assigned us (humans) for this world&hellip;Stewardship.&nbsp; &nbsp;From the beginning, this was our assigned responsibility and it was corrupted early (think Adam and Eve) and is still the most egregious issue today (which is very easy to see) in our lives&hellip;Greed.&nbsp; We cannot be good stewards if we are greedy.&nbsp; Stewards of our resources or our relationships.&nbsp; All &ldquo;isms&rdquo; are corrupted by greed, they work on paper but fail in implementation when you insert greed (e.g. people) into the system.&nbsp; This is true of our economic systems, our political systems, our industrial/technology systems, our relational/social systems.&nbsp; We must use this opportunity to have us as individuals, as communities, as nations and as a society/world as a whole come back to stewardship for all as our focus and&nbsp;responsibility,&nbsp;not on the greed that then separates and corrupts this role.&nbsp; We should focus on our society, not our industry; our relationships, not technology; our shared values, not our political differences; our common goals, not our personal differences (e.g. race, color, culture, dress, etc.).&nbsp; We have seen that God&rsquo;s nature is good if we think on stewardship not greed and need to balance our societal advancement against our greed.&nbsp; Look at the air quality in China and Italy, the water quality in Venice as examples of a balance and nature&rsquo;s goodness if we do not focus on our greed for our accumulation of stuff and experience.&nbsp; We should focus on helping and caring for each other more (as we are seeing) not continuing to tear each other down (as we are also witnessing).&nbsp; We should prop up what is important and our relationships with each other and forward values and contribution to others.&nbsp; We should reward better jobs that matter (teachers, scientists, care providers, food producers and distributors, manufacturers, safety and security officials, etc.) with due compensation and not those that foster greed (entertainers, athletes, politicians, CEO&rsquo;s, etc.). &nbsp;&nbsp;If we focus on stewardship, we could have drastic impacts on improving our society and relationships, our resources and our environment.&nbsp; Let this time be a lesson to us individually and as a whole.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 18, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-18-2020.html <p>5 miles on a cooler day at lunch. (Glide Black)</p> <p>Westminster College just cancelled all in room classes for the reminder of the term (and May Term) and is letting kids out of their housing contracts early.&nbsp; We will be going to SLC soon to get Justin&#39;s stuff.&nbsp; Just a crazy time with lots of anxiety for everyone.&nbsp; At least he was not in SLC for the earthquake, but he has not idea of the status of his apartment (his roommate is away as well).</p> Wed, 18 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 17, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-17-2020.html <p>4:30am...5 miles with Moxie. Got up at 3:30am, I haven&#39;t had a full night of sleep in over a month, neck and shoulder locks up and wakes me up a lot. (Glide Black)</p> <p>Listened to the song &quot;My Defender&quot; by Jeremy Camp on the way to work, helped focus during these trying times.</p> <p>As of today, officially &lt;5 years to being retirement eligible...now if I have $ to do it with the current market issues.</p> <p>5 miles on a beautiful day at lunch. (Glide Black)</p> Tue, 17 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 16, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-16-2020.html <p>4:45am...5 miles with Moxie in the neighborhood.&nbsp; (Guide Yellow)</p> <p>6 miles at lunch to deal with work issues and not thinking about the crazy times.&nbsp; Beautiful weather was nice. (Glide Black)</p> <p>3 miles after dinner with Justin. He was very encouraging about my work stresses and helped me a lot, a really good man and son.&nbsp; (Glide Green)</p> Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 15, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-15-2020.html <p>8:15am...10 miles in nice weather in between storms.&nbsp; Ran through 8 neighborhoods that are all essentially contiguous.&nbsp; Good run spent pondering the times and in prayer. (Glide Black)</p> <p>4 miles in the afternoon before helping a neighbor pack their stuff to move, sad to see them leaving. (Glide Green)</p> Sun, 15 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sat, Mar 14, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-14-2020.html <p>5:15am...7 miles through SRL and back by the park.&nbsp; Mostly beat the rain, it started about 1 mile before I finished and started coming down hard right after I finished.&nbsp; Maybe more later today. (Guide Yellow)</p> <p>4 miles in the evening because I was antsy and bored. (Glide Green)</p> Sat, 14 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Fri, Mar 13, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-13-2020.html <p>4 miles in the morning. (Glide Green)</p> <p>7 miles around 11am to work off stress. (Fastwitch White)</p> Fri, 13 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Thu, Mar 12, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-12-2020.html <p>5am...6 miles with Moxie.&nbsp; (Glide Black)</p> <p>Wow, just wow...</p> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Wed, Mar 11, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-11-2020.html <p>5:15am...6 miles with Moxie, cooler morning. (Glide Black)</p> Wed, 11 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Tue, Mar 10, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-10-2020.html <p>4:45am...6 miles with Moxie on a warmish morning. (Glide Black)</p> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Mon, Mar 09, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-09-2020.html <p>4 miles with Moxie, got out later so went shorter. (Guide Yellow)</p> <p>5 miles at lunch on a nice day, stress reliever. (Glide Black)</p> <p>This coronavirus issue and the stock markets are just crazy and overreactions.</p> Mon, 09 Mar 2020 06:00:00 Sun, Mar 08, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-08-2020.html <p>6:15am...6 miles with Moxie. (Glide Black)</p> Sun, 08 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Sat, Mar 07, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-07-2020.html <p>5:15am...7 miles with Moxie, then 8 more solo.&nbsp; Weird weather, ran through pockets of warm and then cold air all run long. (Guide Yellow)</p> <p>A quick fueling then 3 miles before heading to an impropmtu breakfast with friends.&nbsp; (Glide Green)</p> <p>An open house and chores then Kami and Justin are heading to the TedX event and I have a date night with my daugther!&nbsp; 3 miles with Katelyn as part of our date night. (Glide Green)</p> Sat, 07 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Fri, Mar 06, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-06-2020.html <p>5am...6 miles with Moxie on a cool morning.&nbsp; Heading to SLC to get Justin for his spring break! (Glide Black)</p> Fri, 06 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 05, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-05-2020.html <p>5 easy miles at lunch to enjoy the nicer weather and for a stress reliever between meetings. (Glide Black)</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2020 07:00:00 Wed, Mar 04, 2020 http://Jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-04-2020.html <p>5:15am...5 miles with Moxie on a cold morning. (Guide Yellow)</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2020 07:00:00