I’m Getting Back Into Running … and Loving It!

When I turned 40 years of age, I started a running habit. By the time I fizzled out at 46 years of age, I had run multiple 5Ks and three half marathons. I had LOVED running so much that I could easily put in a 5-7 mile run on a weekday and then turn around […]

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Getting back into running!

I never fully appreciated the joys of exercise until I hit my 40’s. Until that point in my life, exercise just seemed like an extra. I thought it was something I could do to fill my time – but I saw no beneficial purpose in it. Sure, I admired people who were fit but I […]

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Fitness Report (May 6 – 12)

With family and ministry matters demanding more of my time this past week, I wasn’t able to focus nearly as much as I needed on my fitness. Here’s what this past week looked like:   Sunday (5/6): Day of rest   Monday (5/7): No time to exercise   Tuesday (5/8): Run 1.01 miles (9’43” / […]

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Fitness Report (April 29 – May 5)

Lost another 1.8 lbs in the past week!   Here’s my exercise log for the past week: Sunday (4/29): Day of rest Monday (4/30): Chest press – 170lbs x 8 (3x) Deltoid raise – 110lbs x 8 (3x) Shoulder press – 120lbs x 8 (3x) Low back – 190lbs x 8 (3x) Vertical row – […]

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Training for the Murray Half Marathon (2018)

I started running when I hit 40 years of age. Maybe it was a mid-life, guy thing. I’m not sure. I just know that my health numbers were heading in the wrong direction. My weight was gradually increasing, my fitness and muscle mass was decreasing, and stress was hopping into the driver’s seat. I knew […]

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The Murray Half Marathon

It’s been 2 years since I ran my last half marathon so I was extremely excited as our local race approached. It would be my fourth half.I had not trained as rigorously as I needed to as this race approached. Yet, I had done a respectable 11 mile run two weeks ago and a 12.27 […]

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Book Review: "The Race Before Us" by Bruce Matson

I recently downloaded the ChristianAudio app onto my smartphone and rediscovered some books I had purchased a few years ago. In the mix was a book that I had, for some unknown reason, never listened to. It was “The Race Before Us” by Bruce Matson. I completed the book recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. Here’s why…It’s […]

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My running/race goal for this year…

Go Commando Half MarathonRace Route / Clarksville, TN My sites are locked on Clarksville, Tennessee on October 17, 2015! That’s the location and day that I want to beat the 2 hour mark for a half marathon! I’ve run in 3 half marathons so far. For various reasons, I approached each of those three races […]

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The Power of an Encouraging Word

I came to realize just how powerful an encouraging word is when I started running.I usually hit the pavement about 3-5 times a week and put in training runs. Just me and the road … with my phone and running app that logs my miles. Periodically, I’ve tried to push it and do some sprints. […]

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Run for Life 5K Race

To say that I hadn’t trained well for this race would be an understatement. I’ve run once in the past week and that was a 4-miler in the Mile High City where I struggled to get enough oxygen in my lungs. I also made poor food choices on my trip to Denver. I’ve got enough […]

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