Saturday, March 19, 2011

Could you catch a one-legged chicken? Day 29 and stuff .

 Are you fast enough to catch this chicken?
I thought I might try to.
It belongs to my friends and I thought the kids would like to pet it. So I made an attempt.
It seems that a chicken can get around pretty well on only one leg.

I didn't want to wind up icing my ankle again anytime soon, so I gave up after a few half-hearted tries at stalking the bird. Not before my friends got a good laugh, though.

Lester, a good-old-boy from Oklahoma, (Husband to my friend Becky who is a native local from Small Town), quipped in his charming twang,
"You are running in Boston and can't catch a one-legged chicken?"

Hmmmpf. I guess not!

Could YOU catch a one-legged chicken?
Things cross paths as it's day 29 of the Husband Encouragement Challenge and 29 days to Boston!

For believers:
As part of a challenge to become a better encourager to my husband, I signed up to receive daily email reminders with practical suggestions. So far, I really have noticed a difference in how we are relating. I think it has also helped that I have been listening to some podcasts that are on the same issue.

Day 29

"A prudent man foresees evil, and hides himself; the simple pass on, and are punished." (Proverbs 27:12)As you near the end of this challenge, take time to think about your husband's responses to the wickedness of the culture, the media, etc. Does your husband recognize and avoid evil? Does he regularly turn his back on pornography, sexual temptations, and the urge to lie and cheat?

This is a valuable character trait. Like Joseph in the Old Testament, who fled from the wicked advances of Potiphar's wife, this takes an understanding that these kinds of sins are first and foremost, sins against God (Genesis 39:9).

Praise your husband when he recognizes and turns his back on wickedness. If you can think of a circumstance where your husband stood for righteousness, remind him of that today--and express your gratitude.

In the news for Christians elsewhere in the world, you might like to click this link. It's easy to forget that many believers are not allowed to worship or discuss the Word freely, but praise God. one was released from prison recently.

Training stuff:
Not totally sure what's in store for workouts today. I lifted yesterday (kept up with it while injured- but a bit easy on the legs due to the ankle). Legs a bit sore in the hammies today. I might go for a short run and maybe a double later if it looks like there's an opportunity.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Thanks for the morning laugh. Reminded me of Gimpy the turkey we ate one Thanksgiving :=)

  2. so funny Raina! Ha! ONly little ol' you...beautiful mother of four who is going to be running the Boston marathon and here you are chasing chickens! Love it!

  3. I had to laugh at the chicken because one or two legs those little things are fast! Thank you for sharing your challenge it has really helped my relationship!

  4. Have a great weekend, Raina!! That's a purty funny chikin story :D

  5. I have never tried one-legged chickens, but I have chased, and caught, the two-legged varieties several times to show my younger nephews/nieces over skype. They all got a kick out of it.

  6. Bahahaha! I think "Harder than trying to catch a one-legged chicken" would be a great metaphor, personally. ;)

  7. They were just jealous they didn't qualify for Boston ;) ;) I couldn't catch a 1 legged chicken either hahaha

  8. Hmmm-interestingly enough, I've never played with chasing and no attempted petting!

    Hope running went well for you over the weekend!

  9. That's funny! I am afraid of chickens. I don't think I would even try to catch one.

  10. Too funny - Still laughing about the one legged chicken.

  11. And we have no video of the attempted chicken napping??


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