Daylight Savings

By: Mark Lamb

I know it comes with a little rhyme… but I never can remember if it is gain an hour of sleep or lose an hour of sleep.

That old remnant of the New Deal where in the fall we “fall back” and the spring we “spring forward.”

Day Light Savings Time. It is coming November the 2nd.

I would go ahead an schedule this an event in your iPhone so you don’t go to church an hour early that Sunday. You are going to gain an hour— which feels like a good thing, but there might be a downside to us runners… it get’s so dark so fast.

I have a buddy who is a little insensitive to color. He isn’t color blind, but one time he wore plaid shorts with a plaid shirt. He is just color insensitive. One evening we decided to run around town as it was getting dark. My color insensitive friend wore all black.

He was like a ninja trying to dodge cars.

As fall will quickly makes its way to winter, and fall colors quickly turn to murky grey and black— runners have to adjust with the seasons. And maybe you have a friend like me that is color insensitive and doesn’t know to wear light and bright colors when you run on a busy road at night. And change needs to happen. Or maybe your friend is really into those short shorts and a tank— and as you know fall into winter leads to cold weather. And a change needs to happen. Or maybe all of that heavy winter food will sneak up on people— as compared to the pounds of watermelon and spinach salads you ate in the summer. A definite change needs to happen. Either way— we wanted to just simply remind you of the changing seasons. And change might need to happen.

Seasons change.

What changes do you anticipate needing to make as seasons begin to change?

Mark is a creative, an instigator, and humorist living in Athens, GA. He has served with Connect Ministries as the leader of the WinShape Camps Experience Team for sometime. He is a reluctant runner-- only running with others because he always quits and sides with snacks when fronted with running alone. Mark likes to call himself a "marathoner" since he completed one.  Follow Mark on twitter @marktlamb