“Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
The Goat paced me at my 1st 100miler
The controversy whether pacing is fair is one that spans the running community at all distances. Pacers are often used in certain track and field events to act like rabbits and help runners maintain a certain pace. However in major competitions, such as the Olympics, this type of support is not allowed.
While some may use a pacer for this same reason in an ultra, I would argue that the main reason for pacing someone is for Continue reading
Top of Mauna Kea, HI (Just under 14,000 feet)
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds” – James 1:2
What is more challenging – running 26.2 miles in under 3 hours or 100 miles in less than 24?
The reality is that it’s like comparing apples and oranges. Some people can’t fathom running 26.2 miles, never mind 100. For others pounding the pavement can never bring the same enjoyment as running in the mountains through two sunrises.
Posted in Challenging, Goals, James
Tagged Boston Marathon, Faith, fitness, God, Jesus, running, Ultramarathon, Ultrarunning, western states
God’s Creation is Truly Awesome! (~12,500′)
“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