Wednesday, May 28, 2014

5:00 - 8:00: Where are you?

Alastair Humphreys, British adventurer, says, "We all have our 8:00 - 5:00 jobs but what are we doing from 5:00 - 8:00?" Yes, we have responsibilities, many that even spillover into afterwork hours: kids, yards, errands...but there are those windows of opportunity that invite us to explore, to play, to be. During those moments, "Where are you?"


God designed you to move, to plant your feet on something other than asphalt or tile, to navigate your surroundings on something other than an automobile or mouse, to feel the breeze in your face, the squishy mud between your toes, the flowing water around your body. Paddle, run, ride, climb, hike, swim, walk...God designed you to move through his creation.

I'm no athlete, cut from the 8th grade basketball team, out-sprinted by offensive linemen, striking out in slow pitch softball, but I crave movement. So do you! When I move I feel alive, find peace, sleep better, live healthier and sense God.

It does not take much: just a fire to seize those small windows of opportunity. Wake up a bit early. Eat a sandwich at your desk to free up the lunch hour. Work hard so you can clock out 30 minutes early. Commute by bike. the door and start walking.

5:00 - 8:00...where are you?

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