Bass Pro Half Marathon Training Recap – Half Marathon #6

This is definitely more for my own sake than anyone else’s. I don’t believe my running to be that interesting or impressive to anyone in particular but it has been a good practice for myself to recap some of the ups and downs, the good weeks and bad weeks of a training cycle. It helps … More Bass Pro Half Marathon Training Recap – Half Marathon #6

Ready to Fly 

And just like that there is a week left of summer camp and a week until half marathon training cycle officially begins. I had a few goals this summer: lift heavy weights, run as many of my workouts outside as I could, be consistent in the midst of life during summer camp, and invest in … More Ready to Fly 

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 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.