Bishop's Blog / Day 17, 18 & 19 Catching Up!!!!

By Joseph Strickland
Monday, October 19, 2009

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The weather has been what I call "perfect running weather" the past three days. It has been a challenge to wedge a run into my schedule these past days but I managed to get it done and I'm glad I did.

Day 17 I ran in the neighborhood near the Cathedral. It is always challenging to play "find the turf" since I do my best not to run on concrete or asphalt these days. Saturday was a packed day but getting the run in really helped give me the energy to keep going.

Day 18 was another busy day with 4 masses but I managed to run in the Stonegate addition off of Paluxy and South of the Loop. I even saw a few parishioners along the way. It is always fun to see the reaction of the kids when they see me running. They seem surprised to see a priest doing normal things!!!!

Today, Day 19 was another beautiful day in the Piney Woods. I ran at Lindsey park which is a soccer and baseball complex on the West side of town.

I hope you got some exercise today............perfect day for a nice walk.

Joseph Strickland

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland was named the fourth bishop of Tyler in September of 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Prior to being named bishop, he served a number of roles in the diocese, including vicar general, judicial vicar, and pastor of the Cathedral parish. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1985.
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