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April 8, 2012 — Leave a comment

This tweet caught my attention this morning – my addition in brackets:

“No matter what happens today [or any day] the miracle is still true. He is risen and because of that we are free. Walk in freedom.”


He is risen, He is risen indeed!

Training Journal – 4/8/I12:

  • Current plan: 10-Miler Training
  • Today’s session: Long Run – 11 miles
  • Comments: 11.32 @ 8:54


April 6, 2012 — Leave a comment

Recompense is made for the guilty and the shamed
For eternity is gained in the arms of the slain

Oh my soul, praise Him

Training Journal – 4/6/12:

  • Current plan: 10-Miler Training
  • Today’s session: 6 mile easy run @ 9:40
  • Comments: I did 6.59 @ 9:07

A Conversation

March 11, 2012 — Leave a comment

c: hello, i have a request
G: yes, Child?
c: but God, You always say no
G: always?
c: often
G: often?
c: it seems like it. remember that thing and this one and that other one?
G: I remember – each one. Still, you know: I have a plan.
c: it seems the plan involves a lot of no answers for me
G: hmm. don’t forget the yeses – this one, that one, that thing.  You know, the yes and no answers, they’re all part of My plan for you…for your good.
c: i know, but still
G: you know my ways are higher, you don’t see what I see. …a request?
c: it’s for someone else – not for me – for healing.
G: Yes?
c: please heal. restore. return.
G: amen
c: amen?
G: selah
c: sali!

Training Journal – 3/11/12:

  • Current plan: 12K Training
  • Today’s session: Race Day. This morning I ran the 408K RACE TO THE ROW.
  • Comments: I was happy with my run! Its been a busy day, so I’ll post a race report tomorrow.

Numba 1 Fo Timoty 3:16

February 4, 2012 — 2 Comments

I’ve been reading through the Pauline Letters and was in 1 Timothy this morning.  Sometimes I like checking passages out in other versions – Da Jesus Book (the Hawai’i Pidgin Bible) is often a favorite:

We all say dis:
Da stuff bout God, dat befo time was secret, dass importan fo real kine.

Christ wen come, wit one body jalike us.
Godʼs Spirit wen show proof dat Christ stay right.
Da angel guys from God wen see him.
His guys wen teach da diffren peopos all ova da world bout him.
Get peopo inside da world dat trus him.
God wen take him back to da awesome place inside da sky.

– Numba 1 Fo Timoty 3:16 – da Jesus Book

Training Journal – 2/4/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Slept in!

Used to…

January 26, 2012 — Leave a comment

So don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths. For these rules are only shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ himself is that reality.

Colossians 2:16-17 NLT

I used to do this.

A lot.

So wrong, so wrong.

Training Journal – 1/26/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: 6 mile tempo run @ 9:50
  • Comments: The 6 mile tempo run turned into a half marathon tempo run this being my final vacation/run day on the Big Island. I did try and follow the 9:50 timing though. My pinky toe has a gnarly blister – my sock must have turned…

Am I proving Him o’er and o’er?

This song – that phrase – has stuck in my head since my morning run…

Jan 19, 2012 Chewable

January 19, 2012 — Leave a comment

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22, 23

Funny how this passage is often read as a list of optional traits or on/off behaviors…

Training Journal – 1/19/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: 5 mile easy run
  • Comments: Good run…

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.

Ephesians 6:10

Thankful there isn’t a period after strong

Training Journal – 1/14/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Rest day on the schedule but, after not running for three sick days, I picked up 5 miles on the log.  Felt good!

These either hit my Inbox, were read, or were seen while fortuitously hopping around the Internet this past week:

For He chose us in him before the creation of the world…

– Paul, Ephesians 1:4

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

– Japanese Proverb

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.

– William Shakespeare, Henry VIII

Running is just you, the work you put in, and the clock. You can’t cheat yourself. If you don’t put in the miles, you can’t go to the starting line thinking you’re going to pull a miracle out of nowhere. You get out exactly as much as you put in.

– Desiree Davila

If we write our dreams and goals down, we dramatically increase our odds of realization. If we share them with others, they become potent and alive.

– Kristin Armstrong

“We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves.”

– Sir Roger Bannister

…all worth of being chewed upon and actions being taken.


  1. Remember that God loves and chose – even before I messed things up (which He knew would happen anyway)
  2. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes or take risks, resolve to learn from them…and strive to not repeat the same mistake too many times!
  3. Train, train, train.  Then: Improve, improve, improve.  [don’t be satisfied with the “train” level]
  4. With running, nay with anything in life, don’t settle for GIGO.
  5. Make a list. Share it.
  6. Don’t forget the fun part of running…and life!

Training Journal – 1/13/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: 5 mile run
  • Comments: Still a bit under the weather…so I followed my wife’s counsel and rested today.

me, HIM

December 26, 2011 — Leave a comment

A rough minute, hour, day, month, year can change or affect me – it does not change or affect HIM:

“…if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.”

– 2 Timothy 2:13 NIV

Thankful, so thankful for that truth.

Training Journal – 12/26/11:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: zzzz