Tag Archives: running

From Race Prep to Building a Base

I just completed a rather dumb training cycle. With just a few sub-100 mile months under my belt after two months of near zero training due to injury and a cross country move, I decided last fall to run a spring marathon … Continue reading

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The Bible’s “Marathon” Verses – 26:2

I am running my second-ever marathon this Saturday. A marathon is 26.2 miles. For no reason other than the novelty of it, I present here every chapter 26, verse 2, of the Bible – out of context, and perhaps quite odd to read … Continue reading

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Short-term commitment to church? I can relate.

I don’t begrudge folks who slip into the church for a time and then find themselves away. Rather, part of what we’re called to do in the church is to walk with people where they’re at, and in that moment strive to be a welcoming community of Christ for them. Our doors are open.
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this post is about running … and life

I’ve learned that I have room in my life for one additional, intense activity beyond my family and my work.
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National Marathon Recap

I ran the National Marathon this weekend, my first ever marathon. It was a great experience, and I'm looking forward to running another, either this fall in the Twin Cities, or at some point next year. Next races on my … Continue reading

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Having Serious Doubts About 26.2

"Just go home," I told myself , about one mile into yesterday afternoon's sixteen mile run.  "Turn around.  You can get your long run in later in the week."  I was weary after a lock-in with nine youth from church … Continue reading

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Running on the Dreadmill

I have really enjoyed my return to running.  In the past two months I have run in the Army Ten Miler and in the Richmond Half Marathon.  I'm no speed demon, but I run and I finish, and with that … Continue reading

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