Reflections on my Murray Half Marathon Race

I approached this day much more relaxed than my previous two half marathons. I think it’s just experience. I also think it has to do with the fact that I’m not trying to bust any records at this point. I’m still just enjoying the fact that I can compete in a 13.1 mile race and finish […]

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Today’s 10 mile training run

Today’s 10 mile run I’m excited about how my running habit is progressing! I was averaging about 30-40 miles a week of running before we moved to Murray, Kentucky last summer. When we arrived, the overwhelming task of getting to know, love and lead the people in my new ministry assignment along with my wife’s […]

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Yesterday’s snowy run

My running schedule called for a 3 mile run yesterday. About 4-5 inches of ice and snow had been dropped from the sky overnight and so I thought that running was out of the question.Then, as I watched the snow continue to fall and saw that it would soon end, I got an idea. I […]

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Reflections on my Go Commando Half Marathon Race

I approached the Go Commando Half Marathon in Clarksville, Tennessee on Saturday, My race bib October 19, 2013 with primarily one objective in mind … I wanted to enjoy it.  I was born in Clarksville, Tennessee. I have tons of fond memories in this city! I remember attending Bible Baptist Church on Golf Club Lane […]

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Reflections on my Karing for Kids 5K Race

This race didn’t turn out like I had planned. I didn’t take time to do a warm-up mile before the race so my heart had to elevate much too quickly as I took off. I should have known better. I started off at a 6:52/mile pace but the jolt to my heart rate and the […]

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Reflections on my Lake Minneola Half Marathon Race

Moments from the Finish Line! I’ve been looking forward to this race for a few months! I have run in five 5K races. Yet, ironically, while I celebrated how quickly I was able to reach the finish line only 3.1 miles from the starting line, I lamented how brief the race was. 5K races are finished almost as […]

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My 1st Half Marathon: Tomorrow’s the day!

Got my race pack. I’ll leave the shirt in the closet until I finish the race but can’t wait to put on the race bib tomorrow and run my first half marathon!   Here’s the map of the race course. Below this map is a video I took overlooking Lake Minneola. I took the video […]

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Only 3 days until the Half Marathon!!!

I cannot adequately express how excited I am to participate in my first half marathon in 3 days! If you’ve never discovered the joys of running, any attempt I make to explain my excitement wouldn’t work. If you are a runner, no explanation is needed. This wall shows off what God can do in the life […]

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The Boston Marathon Tragedy: ‘Grace’ or ‘An eye for an eye?’

  Yesterday, as I engaged in study in my church office, my phone made it’s characteristic noise that let me know I had received an e-mail. I reached over, tapped the screen and read: “Explosions Rock Boston Marathon Finish Line.” About 20 minutes earlier, two explosions brought the much celebrated Boston Marathon to a halt […]

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Mentally Preparing for the Lake Minneola Half Marathon

In just 8 days, I’ll join a large number of other runners at the start line of the Lake Minneola Half Marathon (13.1 miles) in Clermont, Florida. Up to this point, I’ve only run 5Ks (3.1 miles) so this is a big jump in distance but I believe that I’m ready for it.As I enter the […]

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