Rest Makes You Faster

Rest makes you faster.  So says a friend whose running advice I’ve come to trust.  Rest gives the body time to heal and repair itself, making adaptations that will improve future performance.  It also provides a mental break to reflect and...

That’s How We Roll

I believe in foam rolling. Experience has taught me that it makes a difference, and as a result, I have begun a small collection.  Each of these torture devices has its own purpose. The standard roller. Travel size. The spiky one (rumble roller) for when you...

Heart Change

After more than seven months since the injury, I’m happy to report I am finally back to running double digits, which I suppose is enough to qualify as “long slow distance” (emphasis on the SLOW). They say long slow distance running is key for...

God of the Impossible

Just hours after my last post, I got my answer about my next marathon!   Three weeks ago, I had been praying about whether to sign up for the Erie Mararthon in September. It’s a waterfront course that’s supposedly flat as a pancake, and the race is...

Powered By Love

I remember the first time I heard the song “One Thing Remains.” I was training for my first marathon and was struck by these lyrics: I loved the idea of applying the words of 1 Corinthians 13 to distance running, powered by God’s endless and...