“I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you.” – 1 Corinthians 11:2
I am not surprised to see elite runners who race on the road or track openly share their faith after an event or in an interview. However the lack, if not absence of this has been a little surprising to me as I listen to top athletes who compete at ultra-distances. Continue reading
”For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Romans 8:18
Why Run Another 100 in 2013?
Sometimes I like to test new things when it comes to my running and the Pinhoti 100 was an experiment that fortunately went well a few weeks ago.
I was interested to see how I would perform in my 3rd 100 mile race in 12 months and 2nd in 12 weeks. While I have friends who run ultra-marathons rather frequently, I believe one or two major races a year allow me to perform at my best. However, I am not sure what the right balance is at this point and wanted to test it out with the ultra distance. Continue reading
Posted in Challenging, Goals, Prayer, Romans
Tagged Boston Marathon, Faith, fitness, Lord, Marathon, Pinhoti, running, Ultramarathon, Ultrarunning
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:19-21
They all gather in a circle- running gear on, some with water bottles attached – holding hands with their heads bowed, the spirit moves them and they pray… in the middle of the Starbuck’s parking lot.
This is Doylestown Christian Runners group – combining our faith with our fitness. Continue reading
Recently I asked some of the members of DCR to write a blog post as the group comes together this Saturday 10/19 for our 3 year anniversary. This blog was start about a year after our first anniversary and is meant for many others beyond the small town of Doylestown PA
The following is post from “The Goat” who many of you know. Thanks for reading, running, and praying with me on this journey.
“Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25
Picture this…..between 5-25 people, young to not so young, fast to not as fast, standing in a circle, 7:30 Saturday morning, once a month, in front of a Starbucks, in the middle of a parking lot, holding hands to pray, ready to run, and month after month for three years. Continue reading
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. – Psalm 16:11
Lake Tahoe at Sun Rise
“What could you possibly think about for that long?” is a question I often get from people who hear how far I like to run. They are often more surprised to hear that I rarely listen to music unless I am struggling in an Ultra race to silence my inner voice’s subtle suggestions to just stop and lay down for quick nap.
As I’ve thought more about this question recently, I ended up putting my thoughts in 3 categories: Continue reading
“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith” Hebrews 12:1-2
On August 18th I finished the Leadville Trail 100 Run in 24 hours and 14 minutes. There is so much to share and tell about this experience. The journey truly begins with the impulse to sign-up in January for this legendary race and involves many amazing training stories over the last 7 months. Those stories will have to wait for future posts as I try to provide you with a brief review of the main event. Continue reading
Posted in Challenging, Doing our best, Goals, Hebrews, Prayer, Romans
Tagged Faith, fitness, Jesus, leadville 100, Race across the sky, running, Ultramarathon, Ultrarunning
“All the believers were together and had everything in common” –Acts 2:44
Traveling on business gets old quickly and is rarely as fun as some may think. At the same time, I have to admit that it is enjoyable every once in a while when you get to go to a new location or have a chance to meet up with an old friend. That happened on a recent visit to Atlanta. I reached out to my friend Mike who invited me to join him at his Big Peach Running Store for their Tuesday night run. Little did I know this untimed, non-competitive weekly run on a very warm spring evening would include over 300 runners. It was an incredibly diverse crowd that was there for a common purpose… to run!
The fact that so many people can peacefully unite for something that helps motivate them as a whole and helps them become healthier as individuals is one of the many aspects about running that I truly love. The diversity observed at this run can be found at most major marathons or local races. Continue reading