Friday, October 25, 2013
I went for an early Sunday morning run in town. The streets were all clear. Coming back to church at what I thought was the end of my run, I came upon the Nike Women's Marathon. A river of 30,000 women in shorts and tank tops were surging down the street I had to cross. I stood on the corner hoping the runners would thin out or slow down and I could weave my way across the street. No chance, and I had the early morning mass. So I decided to jump into the marathon and run with the women, while trying to weave my way across the wide street. Now I am in the race, surrounded by young fit women. I think, "Lord, help me to get across the street." I looked around. "Well Lord, maybe mass can be a little late this morning," I added. San Francisco is a fun town. But as my sister Maureen used to say, "You will burn."