back to the basics, Knowing Your Why, Uncategorized, Warming Up

Your Key to Success: Nailing Down the Basics Part One

Every time we go out for a run, we know we need to prioritize our warm up. It’s what gets our muscles ready for the work ahead so we are at a lesser risk of injury. What makes us think that running the Christian life is any different? The way you start your day carries over into the following hours, just as the way you start your run greatly determines how well your workout goes.

Dreams and Desires, Knowing Your Why, Lack of Time, Letting Go and Letting God, Priorities, the will of God, Uncategorized

Ever Say, “I Don’t Have Time”? Try to say this instead…

I used to say this all the time when I first started running.  “I don’t have time.” However I started to have a mindset shift when I visited a widow one afternoon.  She had a friend over and he said something I’ll never forget. “You make time for what’s important to you.” Overtime, as I… Continue reading Ever Say, “I Don’t Have Time”? Try to say this instead…

Core, depression, Dreams and Desires, faith, Knowing Your Why, Lack of Time, motivation, Our Focus, Relax, running with God, the will of God, Training the Mind

Stressed Out Because of the Lack of Time?  Check this out!

As I sat in my favorite coffee shop one afternoon with an hour of work left to go I was starting to get tired and foggy brained.  I asked God to help me pursue till the end.  I had a few posts left to write and I wanted to at least get a quick draft… Continue reading Stressed Out Because of the Lack of Time?  Check this out!

As A Person, Core, depression, Dreams and Desires, feelings, Lack of Time, Letting Go and Letting God, motivation, Our Focus, Priorities, Relax, Training the Mind

The Biggest Waste of Time is Not What You Think

/ What do you think is the biggest waste of a Christian’s time?  My first thought for the 21st century was Social Media.  But God opened my eyes to realize that this is actually not the case.  The Biggest Waste of Time for a Christians Life is actually ... Worry We worry because of fear. … Continue reading The Biggest Waste of Time is Not What You Think

Core, Dreams and Desires, faith, Lack of Time, Our Focus, Priorities, running with God, The Three Frustrations of a Runner, the will of God, Training the Mind, Uncategorized

Your Biggest Resource in Doing the Will of God

God gives us many blessings and gifts as we follow Him.  Much of the time, it is different between each person because none of us are created the same.  We have different personalities, different backgrounds, different likes and dislikes and so forth.  But there is one resource He gives us that is in the same… Continue reading Your Biggest Resource in Doing the Will of God

As A Person, Core, feelings, Knowing Your Why, motivation, Our Focus, running with God, Training the Mind, Uncategorized

Using the Power of Hebrews 12:3 to Become a Better Runner

I have always loved Hebrews 12:1-2 as a runner!  Running is a huge parallel to Christianity and these verses reaffirmed my observation. “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run… Continue reading Using the Power of Hebrews 12:3 to Become a Better Runner

Charater Qualities, Core, feelings, Knowing Your Why, Our Focus, pain, Podcast, recovery, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized

Using Injuries to Your Advantage

I used to stress out about having the onset of an injury because that meant less training and it threatened to pause my running. But, I also used to stress out about not having the onset of an injury, because I was wondering if I wasn’t pushing hard enough. I was so totally confused. Yet… Continue reading Using Injuries to Your Advantage

As A Person, Core, depression, Dreams and Desires, feelings, Knowing Your Why, motivation, Uncategorized

Fulfillment and Satisfaction; The Secret to Gaining True Motivation that Lasts

Even though I became a Christian at a young age, for a long time I struggled with depression.  I struggled with feeling worthless, useless, and unfulfilled.  For years, I had this feeling of emptiness deep inside my heart that ached to be filled.  I was told that this feeling was normal and that I’d just… Continue reading Fulfillment and Satisfaction; The Secret to Gaining True Motivation that Lasts

Comparing, Core, Knowing Your Why, motivation, Our Focus, pain, Podcast, prayer, Priorities, recovery, Relax

3 Reasons Why You Might be Lacking Motivation

Motivation, as I’ve said before, is fleeting, just like our feelings.  It comes and goes in the moment.  Motivation could actually be easily classified as a feeling.  It’s a good feeling that makes us want to get something done. Though there are many reasons why you may be lacking motivation, here are the top three… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Might be Lacking Motivation

back to the basics, Background/About, Be Still, depression, half-marathon, Knowing Your Why, motivation, Our Focus, Racing

When Your Dreams Take a Detour

When God gave me a vision for Be Still and Run, I thought it was going to just fall into place and happen overnight, but boy was I wrong.  There have been so many detours to my plans that I eventually just stopped trying so hard to get things to happen in my time and tried to flow with God’s schedule.  Maybe those of you who have been with me for awhile have noticed that.