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Gaining Motivation to Control our Thoughts by Looking at the Life of a Thistle Plant

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

Be You, Charater Qualities, feelings, Letting Go and Letting God, Life, pain, prayer, recovery

What is God’s Purpose in Pain?

Many of us hate pain.  Actually, I’ve yet to meet someone who loves pain.  Even as a runner, I guarantee most do not like the painful part of working out. There have been a couple times I have almost passed out because of too much pain.  Some throw-up, some have anxiety attacks; the reactions vary… Continue reading What is God’s Purpose in Pain?

Our Focus, pain, prayer, Racing, recovery, Relax

7 Tips for a Better Recovery

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.

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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!

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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!

As A Person, Life, Racing, Relax, Training the Mind

How God uses the Complexities of our Brains and the Wisdom of His Spirit to Draw us Back to Himself

“As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.”Psalm 17:15 The other morning, while enjoying an easy four miler, I noticed a farm truck approaching a two-way stop at an intersection, the same one I would soon be at.  I am always leery as… Continue reading How God uses the Complexities of our Brains and the Wisdom of His Spirit to Draw us Back to Himself

As A Person, Be You, Charater Qualities, Holidays, Life, Our Focus, pain, recovery, Training the Mind

How to Run for Excellence Rather than Perfection

Running to the best of your ability is way more enjoyable and realistic than shooting for an impossible picture of perfectionism.

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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

As A Person, faith, Training the Mind

How Teaching Yourself the Gospel Could Make You a Better Runner

I have always loved Hebrews 12:1-2! 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 with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher… Continue reading How Teaching Yourself the Gospel Could Make You a Better Runner