Category Archives: halfmarathon

Thoughts while watching Boston – Gratitude 4/17

  This morning, from the comfort of my living room,  I watched my first Boston Marathon. My thoughts were on my hope qualify to run it next year (I’ll be trying to shave off the 6 minutes I need to qualify May 28th). While watching I was surprised by the emotional effect of something so ordinary… the […]
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Pretty Flowers – Gratitude 3/31

On Wednesday evening a dear church member brought some beautiful roses from her garden to decorate the table for our potluck and discussion. I enjoyed seeing them, smelling them, and talking about their beauty. At one point I said, “I don’t have any roses yet.” Then upon further reflection I remembered that I haven’t been […]
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Marseille – Gratitude 3/20

My daily thanksgiving had taken a break…not because I’m not thankful but because the time in Wittenberg was so busy that I didn’t have time to post. Now I’m on vacation! Yesterday I ran my first race outside of California, the Marseille Half Marathon. After the race we enjoyed a wonderful cheese plate for lunch, […]
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Travel Day – Gratitude 3/3

Almost a year ago I thought, “why not?” and submitted an application to study at the Lutheran World Federation in Wittenberg. In September I received the invitation to a seminar for March 2017. Then, it seemed so far away…and with the inevitable passage of time, today is travel day. I’m excited for two weeks of […]
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The San Francisco Half Marathon, 2nd Half – A recap

This was my first destination race and my first really big (as in participants) race. My husband, son, daughter and I all ran, which is a really great family activity. You can choose from two half marathons, which basically means running either the first or second half of the marathon. We chose the second half […]
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February 25 – Joy

I’m sharing a photo and a thought to go with a word each day of Lent. Today’s word is “joy”. Scott and I are not exactly jumping with joy here… only because we were tired. He successfully completed his first half marathon and I was able to take 30 minutes off my marathon time. It was […]
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Day 1: Gather

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of our journey through Lent towards Holy Week. It is a time to reflect on our relationships as we seek ways to turn back to God. These days also remind us of Jesus and his 40 days of testing or temptation in the desert. For many of us it […]
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A 2015 Review…On the Running Side!

Like many people do at this time of year, I’ve done a bit of a look back at the last year. All in all its been a very good year. My work as a pastor has been going well, and connected to this my life as a runner has been amazing. I say these two […]
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Mustering Up Some Discipline

Over the few years that I have been running, I’ve discovered that, for the most part, the running community is very supportive of and friendly to their fellow runners. People wave, say hello, and give encouragement. I remember mile 14 of an 18 miler last August, when a man passed me quite easily. As he […]
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A Much Delayed Race Day Recap – The Santa Barbara Half Marathon

The Santa Barbara Half Marathon was November 7, 2015. So exactly one month later I’ll offer a bit of a recap. First, this was a very hilly course – for me at least. Second, I ran this race exactly two weeks after another half marathon and so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I certainly wasn’t […]
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