I took a survey a few months ago to see what some of the most common frustrations of a runner are and it was surprising that these three where literally all there was besides a few personal, more specific issues. Lack of Motivation Lack of Time Reoccurring or Constantly Fighting Injuries Do you have any… Continue reading The Three Frustrations of a Runner and What to Do About Them
Running has become a big part of my life. It’s become a platform from which God teaches me a lot about life. It has become very important to me. Even though it started out with a simple intention to try something new, it eventually led to a love/hate relationship. Now that I’ve had four days… Continue reading What Do You Love About Running?
As I was weeding our strawberry bed, I came upon the dreaded area where the thistles had taken over. I grabbed some gloves and got to work only to become frustrated minutes later with my progress. Everyone knows that in order to keep a thistle from coming back you must take out the root right? … Continue reading Gaining Motivation to Control our Thoughts by Looking at the Life of a Thistle Plant
Everyone wants to know what the will of God is for their life. And everybody wants to tell everybody what it is, even if they don’t know what it is for themselves. There are so many books, podcasts, blog posts, and sermons on finding the will of God for one’s life and we try so… Continue reading What the Will of God is NOT.
“For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” Hebrews 12:3 This question is by far, the most common I have heard amongst runners. "I don’t have any motivation to run, where do I get some?" When the motivation to run has left, what… Continue reading Has your Motivation to Run Disappeared?
4 Tips to Effectively Climb the Mountain God has Called you to Climb “Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the Lord do that which is good in His sight.” -1 Chronicles 19:13 One beautifully humid morning as I headed… Continue reading How to Climb that Mountain
At an early age, I accepted Christ as my Lord and Saviour. But during my teen years, I struggled a lot with conflict between my spirit and my flesh. I knew I should pray and read the bible. I knew I should meditate on the Word. I knew I should be kind. I knew all… Continue reading The One Thing that Completely Changed my Life Forever
Recovery can be one of the toughest points of training, both physically and mentally, whether we are recovering from a spiritual or physical workout. Yet, recovery is a huge factor in training that is often over-looked or underrated.
After so many years of thinking I knew what surrender was, God strongly convicted me that in one certain area, I had not totally and completely surrendered to Him. After years of God saying, “Trust me. Believe me. Rest in me. Commit to me.” I thought I was. But I kept taking it back. I figured that was… Continue reading What is Surrender?
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!