Category Archives: running

Growing up racist – #1

“for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” (Romans 11:29) I’m writing today to my white skinned sisters and brothers… Racism is the great challenge facing our country today (and yesterday and the day before that). Because most of us, being white, don’t usually experience the outright racism that we’ve seen in our […]
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Adult Running Camp – Day 3

Last day of running camp today. We met at 8am for a 5 mile run around Lake Mary, the shortest distance but highest altitude for running (8900 ft). I wasn’t sure how my run would go because I was a bit tired from the two days previous. My foot was a bit stiff, but I didn’t […]
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Adult Running Camp – Day 2

Thankfully my ankle didn’t feel too bad when I woke this morning. It was still swollen a bit but the combination of ice cold water (Convict Lake) and ibuprofen had me in good enough shape for today’s activities. (Adult Running Camp – Day 1 (and a reminder to pick up my feet)) Side note: I […]
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Adult Running Camp – Day 1 (and a reminder to pick up my feet)

I’m 54 years old and this is my first time participating in a “sports camp.”  Or, you might call is a group mini runcation. We’re at Mammoth Lakes for some altitude running with r running club. This morning I ran a nice 7 miles on a dirt road. There were some rolling hills, but overall […]
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I Can Run Hills! A Recap of the The San Francisco (First) Half Marathon

Going in reverse order we ran the 2nd half of this race a year ago. We chose the 2nd half because my son wanted to finish near the baseball stadium…and, being a net downhill it was an easier course. The plan was to run the 1st half this year, and possibly the full marathon in 2018. […]
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Oblivious

Over the last week I’ve received a few reminders of how easily we can go through life oblivious of those around us. It’s as if we get so caught up inner own thoughts or our own needs that we forget about those around us. Sometimes that forgetting leads to embarrassment, to hurt feeling, to annoyance, […]
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Thankful Living

“There is therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” -Romans 8:1-2 The promise is of forgiveness, of acceptance, of unmerited and unconditional grace. It is this promise that frees […]
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Stress…and Stress. Gratitude 7/10

I just started reading Peak Performance, by Steve Magness and Brad Stulberg. Two chapters in, I’m thinking about stress and its role in performance. According to the authors, “A little doubt and uncertainty is actually a good thing: It signals that a growth opportunity has emerged.” As a distance runner, I’ve benefited from the intentional stress I’ve […]
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We Made a Pact!

In 2014 I ran my first marathon with a time that barely beat the course limit of 6 hours (5:51:02). In April 2015, I vacationed in Boston. It was the week before the marathon and race stuff was everywhere. I began to dream of someday running this race. The following September I improved my marathon […]
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A Nice Progress Marker – Gratitude 7/3

Five years ago my daughter, husband, and I ran our first 5k races at the Channel Islands Harbor 4th of July 5k and 10k. We’d started running earlier in the year. Megan and I were close together but she had a better kick and beat me at the end. She still has a better kick. […]
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