Friday, December 31, 2010

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS: An Early Start

by Steve Ray on December 31, 2010

IMG_6579In 2010 my son Jesse and I resolved to run 1,000 miles. We did it with about 40 miles to spare. Some of my running was done on treadmills but most of it was outside exploring new places. You can see these runs here with maps, stories, videos and pictures — which covers over 150 runs in ten countries and many states.

It felt great to finish the year having successfully completed my 2010 New Year resolution — especially since I am not too good at keeping resolutions. The support of my son, along with my wife as cheerleader, was a big help. My son also posted an internet chart which was very motivating.

IMG_3841For 2011 I am renewing my goal of running another 1,000 miles for 2011. But I am adding two more resolutions: I am going to read both the Bible and the Catholic Catechism through from cover to cover (using my iPhone).

I got an early start this month because I was excited to get started and in case I miss a few days in 2011! WHY DON’T YOU JOIN ME?

There is a free app for the iPhone which is called Logos. It is a Bible software app and has a program included for reading the Bible through in a year. I am using the Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition. I am already into Exodus.

I also made a chart for the Catechism and found a copy of the Catechism on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). I will use that and my old-fashioned “book” format to get this reading done. I am now on paragraph 26.

There is a great chart to keep track of your reading. It is provided by Marcus Grodi and the Coming Home Network (using the Catholic Bible). You can download the chart here.

Well, what fun! I will keep you updated periodically and will also admit if I fall flat on my face with these lofty goals :-)

Below, joined by granddaughter Bella!

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