Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

When I was training for my first marathon a couple years ago, time trials suggested I was in sub-4 territory. Even when I had a setback during the race, I was optimistic and figured I could qualify for Boston with just a little more training… Nearly 2...
Finished

Finished

Sometimes I have a hard time with the idea of “Good” Friday because it was probably the worst day of Jesus’ life.  Sleep deprived. Betrayed and abandoned by friends.  Falsely accused. Whipped. Beaten. Crucified. How is this a good day for...

Run the Mile You’re In

It’s a common thing to repeat to yourself, especially on long runs: Run the mile you’re in. Don’t be thinking about Mile 23 at Mile 7. It’s good advice for life, too. One day at a time. In running, it’s often a phrase to use when things...

Running On Faith

So often when I am believing God for something, He will send me some form of encouragement: a scripture, a dream, or one of those little moments of synchronicity. These things are like spiritual GU. They’re sweet and give you a burst of energy to keep...

Effort, Not Outcome

While I believe in their importance and usually enjoy them, tempo runs (at or slightly faster than goal marathon pace) have recently been a source of frustration.  It’s been difficult to accept that between the heat and my loss of fitness, I simply...

The Things That Keep Us Going

Patience. Endurance. Long suffering. These words are often used together in scripture, sometimes interchangeably. If you’re a distance runner, you understand why.  You also understand the importance of breaking things down. Running the mile you’re in....