Sunday, August 10, 2008

Is George Sheehan running in heaven?

Do angels go for a run in heaven?

I was at the church this morning and really trying to focus on the gospel for the whole hour of the service, no can do jose. Don't think me bad, but there's only so much biblical enlightenment you could take in an hour before your mind goes haywire and head somewhere nice and cuddly. Since running is on my mind, here's a thought:

You love running and you're hardcore. Then one day while out running you got hit by a truck, and because you've been a good little boy/girl, you went straight to heaven and turn into an angel. Having attain nirvana, would you still bother to run in heaven?

Probably not. First, it make more sense to flap and hop around in your angel wings than go around running. Second, that endorphin rush you get while running and make you high... should be plenty of it in heaven without sweating it out. Third, all angels are pretty fit, that is pretty na fit pa, so it seem silly to run, grunt, and sweat to be a better you. In heaven, you are already a better you. Besides, all they do is play harp there, so you're really better off practicing your karaoke talent.

So, is George Sheehan running in the great beyond? Well, if you already have a perfect body, perfect soul, would you?

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The Men's Health 10,000km Miracle Run is going to be next Sunday, it's for a good cause, check it out. Hope to see you all there! And if you're out to prove a point in Takbo Bayani run on Sunday, good luck and may the various deity of running be with you! :-)

10 comments:

sfrunner said...

Hey Gene, an hour is enough although the minister always wants to see me twice on Sundays.

Have always wondered what it would be like to run in the same race as a Paavo Nurmi or an Abebe Bikila..in heaven of course!

BTW, I love karaoke!

Nora del Rosario said...

I'm sure we will still be running in heaven, not to get fit of course, but just to have fun!
Good luck to your Miracle Run, Gene. What distance are you running this Nov. 16 at the NB Power Race? 10k or 25k?

myironshoes said...

he could be running... or he could also be chatting with the angels about the great truths. isn't that his other passion? philosophy? um...are angels actually allowed to have opinions or do they get sent to hell for that?;-)

have fun with your miracle run!

highaltitude said...

i don't think we will run in heaven. i think we will fly in heaven. fly to a different planet...

manokan said...

Im running at the Miracle Run. I hope my registration went ok since I registered at Powerbooks early July. Hope to see you there. :D

Gene Ordanza said...

Hey sfrunner, that would be heavenly :-)

Hi Nora, you're right of course. We should still have fun in heaven! Not yet sure about NB Power Race, if I do go, I'll be running on 21 or 25K. But NB is close to Milo Finals (21K as well), not sure which one to prioritize. I'll see how it goes. Are you going Nora?

Gene Ordanza said...

Hehe, ironshoes, I'll be sure to ask him when I get there. That's funny though, "Hey angels, looking hot in those tunics. Btw, I'm George, runner/philosopher, have you guys tried running back in my hometown Earth, what do you think of life, running, and my good buddy Gene"

Gene Ordanza said...

Hehe, that's a great thought highaltitude, "Hey angels, let's check out Pluto, I heard they have a pretty cool gig down there. Nah... let's check out Mars, that place is pretty hot!"

Hi Manokan, thanks for dropping by. Same here but I registered at ROX. Kaya lang, you have to get your bib/singlet at the event. Usually yun pagka-kunin mo sa event, lagi ka nauubusan ng singlet size mo. Hope to see you there!

Nora, the golden girl said...

Hi, Gene. 10k ka na lang sa NB Power Race para di masyadong pagod. I hope to run 10k, if everything turns out well in my training. You're still joining the Milo Finals? Horror story for me ang Official Results. Will try to write about it in my blog.

Gene Ordanza said...

Hey Nora, yeah I'll probably do 10K in NB race if Milo finals is too close. Ganuon talaga mga race result, siguro 1 out 7 races sinalihan ko laging may issue sa race result. Hey, I'll wait for your post to check what happen.