Rainbows and Unicorns

One of the best things about running with God is those moments when He shows up in a way that is so unmistakably...Him.On one of my runs this week, I got to run through a set of sprinklers. If you have ever run in the heat of the summer in Texas, you know that this...

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Boston 2016

I want to run Boston.  And I want to run it in 2016. Don't get me wrong.  I would love to run in 2015, and Erie would be a great course to qualify on.  But my training data shows that I'm nowhere near where I was a year ago.  With the...

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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 re-evaluate...

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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...

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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 stimulating development of...

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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 close enough to...

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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 unfailing love, and I...

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The Impossible Run

Seeking a spiritual retreat, I booked a Caribbean cruise, hoping to find God in the vastness and majesty of the ocean and on the beautiful beaches in the Bahamas. Tuesday was our day at sea, so I took advantage of the track on deck to get my run in. It was a run...

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Training Plan for 2014

Last year, I spent considerable time researching training plans and ended up creating a customized one by synthesizing principles that I found across several others.  Regardless of whether you follow Galloway, Higdon, or the Hanson brothers (think marathon, not...

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