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 Javelina 100: Race Report and Being Thankful

  “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: … A time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away” Ecclesiastes 3:1-6 There … Continue reading

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Grindstone 100 – My First DNF

“Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding” – Proverbs 3:13 After successfully completing 5-100mile races, I finally achieved my first DNF (Did not finish).  Now that I can be honest with myself, I am not … Continue reading

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Eastern States 100 Race Report: STATES SLAM COMPLETE!

“So do not throw away your confidence, because it has great reward” –  Hebrews 10:35 Awesome! Running a race its inaugural year can sometimes be a gamble as the kinks are worked out and lessons are learned. Fortunately the Eastern … Continue reading

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Western States 100 – Race Report

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”  Romans 12:12 The Western States Endurance Run (WS100) is like no other Ultra-marathon for so many reasons. In addition to being the oldest 100-mile race in the world, it offers amazing views … Continue reading

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Reflections: A Black Belt, The Dirty German, and Western States

“Be strong and brave. Do not be terrified. Do not lose hope. I am the Lord your God. I will be with you everywhere you go” Joshua 1:9 Since December of last year I have been focused on one race, Western States … Continue reading

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Boston 2014: Hopes, Expectations, and Prayers

A man may have many plans in his heart. But the Lord’s purpose wins out in the end –Proverbs 19:21 HOPES The Boston Marathon is a race like no other and holds a special place for those of us who enjoy the pain … Continue reading

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Trying Something New – Part 2

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland”     -Isaiah 43:19 I was so excited when we had a major … Continue reading

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The Need for Pacers

“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 controversy whether pacing is fair is one that spans the running community … Continue reading

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Challenges Are Not Meant To Be Easy

“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 … Continue reading

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Pheidippides vs. Elijah and Spiritual Inspiration

The power of the Lord came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel. 1 Kings 18:46 If you have run or plan to run a marathon, the question you are likely to … Continue reading

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