Dreaming Outloud

“I believe that God made me for a purpose. He made me for China. But He also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure. To give it up would be to hold Him in contempt.” Eric Liddell, Scottish 400 meter gold medalist, missionary and martyr. I think admitting your dreams to … More Dreaming Outloud

Marathon Recap Part II: race strategy and fighting the mental chatter 

At the beginning of January I officially decided to run my second full marathon. I had been wanting to for quite some time but the amount of time commitment, physical support of others doing the same distance, and courage finally came together this spring. My last 26.2 race was in April of 2011 in Oklahoma … More Marathon Recap Part II: race strategy and fighting the mental chatter 

From the restaurants to the race course… marathon weekend part 1. 

Lunch First stop in Fayetteville was definitely lunch! The Farmer’s Table Café is a locally sourced, organic and homemade breakfast and lunch café. If its not in season or the farm doesn’t have it, they don’t serve it. It was organic goodness from eggs benedict to biscuits and gravy to chicken salad. I didn’t even … More From the restaurants to the race course… marathon weekend part 1. 

From a 4:55 marathon to a hopeful 3:50… But I’ll let you know for sure in a week. 

    I used to count miles by 10-minute increments. I wasn’t a runner in high school so when I began running (about 10 years ago), I didn’t even wear a watch on a normal basis. I had figured out somewhere along the way that it took me about 10 minutes to run a mile (or … More From a 4:55 marathon to a hopeful 3:50… But I’ll let you know for sure in a week.