Be Still, Charater Qualities, faith, feelings, Letting Go and Letting God, Life, marathon, Nature, Our Focus, pain, Praise Report, Racing, recovery, Relax, Training the Mind, Uncategorized

Attention! Part Two of the the Best Race Ever

Part Two: This Half Marathon was the best race I’ve ever run. For the last three miles, I was covered in sweat. It was windy, temps were below freezing, and I do not do well in the cold. Besides that, I was now badly dehydrated and my body threatened to cramp up, pass-out, and upchuck the fuel I had recently ingested. But it was during these last few miles that God showed me more of Himself in a beautiful way I’ll never forget!

faith, feelings, Letting Go and Letting God, marathon, Nature, Our Focus, pain, Praise Report, prayer, Racing, Training the Mind, Uncategorized

Attention! This Was the Best Race I have Ever Ran

This Half Marathon was the best race I’ve ever run. For the last three miles, I was covered in sweat. It was windy, temps were below freezing, and I do not do well in the cold. Besides that, I was now badly dehydrated and my body threatened to cramp up, pass-out, and upchuck the fuel I had recently ingested. But it was during these last few miles that God showed me more of Himself in a beautiful way I’ll never forget!

marathon, Marathon Training 2021, Our Focus, pain, Praise Report, Racing, recovery

My First Full Marathon Training and Race Recap

Ya’ll I can’t even begin to explain how great this journey has been!  I had originally planned on running a Half-Marathon in the year 2020 but because of Covid, that got canceled.  Then this year, 2021, I planned on running the same Half-Marathon from 2020.  But no, God had other plans!  Great plans!!  Before I… Continue reading My First Full Marathon Training and Race Recap

Charater Qualities, Cross Training, faith, marathon, pain

Do you do Resistance Training or do you Resist Training?

One afternoon my dad picks up my bag of resistance bands and asks me what they are.  After I tell him, his reply was simple, true, and yet hilarious: “Oh, you do resistance training and I resist training!”  In that moment I realized something. We have a choice.  We either train or we don’t.  There… Continue reading Do you do Resistance Training or do you Resist Training?

As A Person, marathon, Our Focus, Priorities, Racing

Your “A” Race – What is more important to you??

Sometimes in life we have to make decisions that we wish we could avoid.  Sometimes it challenges our pride and sometimes it challenges our heart.  We come to a cross-road where we wonder which road to take.  That is when you need to look back on your why’s and priorities… If you have them.  The… Continue reading Your “A” Race – What is more important to you??

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Marathon Training – Knowing Your Why

Have you ever set yourself up to accomplish a goal or task and half way through wondered why you’re doing it? That's what I've been thinking for the last few days - Why am I training to run 26.2 miles??  People have said it doesn't matter what your "why" is, you just need to have… Continue reading Marathon Training – Knowing Your Why

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Enjoying the Build Up, Not Just the End

Living out Your Dreams For about a year now I have been following Sara Hall and have been so totally inspired by her determination to enjoy the process before each one of her races.  She talks quite often about how she counts it a gift and a blessing to train.  Some runners have a difficult… Continue reading Enjoying the Build Up, Not Just the End

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Marathon Training

What am I getting myself in to???? Never did I imagine I would be training for a marathon.  EVER!  My first goal was to run down to our stop sign (.75 miles) and back.  I didn’t want to do any more.  Well… once I accomplished that, all I wanted to do was a 5k (3.1… Continue reading Marathon Training