... for the record, I'm STILL psyched about Kansas winning the NCAA Championship! I won BOTH of the pools I was in (neither for $$!) and for the first time ever, I got the final 4 correct!
I ran 6 miles today as shown above. Good times... I'm really really enjoying what I'm doing this year with my running. I'm running (or working out aerobically thru basketball) at least 3 times per week, if not 4. If I'm getting my dog (and that WILL happen SOMETIME) then I need to run him or her EVERY day. So I'll probably run lower miles quite often to get the same mileage.
Anyway, I still listen to "The Dave Ramsey Show" podcasts while I run. It's very insightful and motivating to listen to his advice. I try to guess what he'll say at times (if I'm not doing speedwork) to see if I'm really learning. Today there was in interesting caller... well, not today but I guess Thursday... but his point was, if you rack up a debt on your credit cards then do you have the moral responsibility to pay it all off, vice asking to pay a reduced amount and be free and clear? This would be similar to paying medical bills at 40 cents to the dollar or a short sale, etc.
Immediately I said yes. But Dave... tricky Dave (j/k!) spun it around and gave me quite a bit to think about. He made the comparison of a loaner having a similar responsibility in getting into a mess with someone who wasn't going to pay and that they should forgive the debts free and clear if the loanee is in an extreme situation. While the call continued I never heard Dave mention "The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant" (Matthew 18:23-34) but I could tell he was thinking about it as Dave's advice was pretty DARN similar.
What are your thoughts?