Archives For Love


August 11, 2012 — Leave a comment

We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.

Proverbs 16:9 MSG

Training Journal – 8/11/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 10 miles…in the form of the Crystal Springs Trail Run in Woodside.
  • Comments: It was a great first trail run: 10.6 miles, Elevation Gain 1,890′, 1:49:02 @ 10:17/M.  Full report tomorrow.

Happy Place…

June 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

Training Journal – 6/29/12:

  • Current plan: Half-marathon program
  • Today’s session: 6 mi @ race pace (8:12)
  • Comments: I did 6.65 @ 7:59


“The oldest marathon runner in the world, Britain-based Fauja Singh, has ended on a high at the age of 101 years…As the Indian-origin athlete completed the 26-mile London Marathon on Sunday in a record time of seven hours and 49 minutes, he announced this would be his last race.”

“In all, Fauja, who turned 101 on April 1, has run eight full marathons in the last 12 years. He started running professionally at the age of 89.”

Read the whole story at IBN Live: Fauja Singh retires from full marathons – Sports – Athletics – ibnlive.


“We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”

1 John 4:19-21 [NIV]

Training Journal – 4/24/I12:

  • Current plan: Half-marathon program: taper week
  • Today’s session: 5 mile tempo: warm, 3 miles @ 8:20, cool
  • Comments: Nice run.  Tempo splits were: 8:05, 7:56, 8:03 – overall 5.25 miles @ 8:20.  I keep telling myself that I need to get better at following my pacing plan if I want to be successful with a “time goal” half or full marathon plan.  MUST FOCUS. MUST FOCUS.

Sage Advice

February 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

This was on the wall at the restaurant tonight:

Training Journal – 2/29/12:

  • Current plan: 12K Training
  • Today’s session: 4 Mile Easy Run
  • Comments: Same as yesterday: Did a 6.2 instead – though a tempo run vs. a negative split test.  On the outbound leg of the out-and-back, I ran up on a skunk – which resulted in a 100 yard dash being incorporated into the tempo run!

My Valentine

February 14, 2012 — Leave a comment

Nigh a score and seven years ago thou captivated my heart

And lo, I’ve been thine e’er since

Many roads we’ve traveled- most joyous, some with tribulation:

Always hand in hand,
Sometimes thou leaning,
Sometimes me,
Sometimes both.

Though at the time, “remove the trial” I wished, I prayed
In hindsight, our love was strengthened e’en more
Our bond, made tighter
Our Reliance, e’en firmer

See, my love, many are the things I cherish about thee:

Thy smile encourages and slays me still
The sound of thy laughter tames and tickles
Thy care and concern doth comfort my soul
The genuineness of thy character doth inspire me
Thy true love and friendship – ah, priceless treasures they are!
– – –
Alas, an endless list I easily could pen…
…and a lifetime foreseen to fathom, to appreciate them all!

Nigh a score and seven years ago thou captivated my heart

And lo, I’ve been thine e’er since,
And wilt e’ermore!

Training Journal – 2/14/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: 3 mile easy run
  • Comments: Nice morning for a run. I lost my pinky toenail last night – a casualty of a twisted, poser sport sock worn on a 13.1 a few weeks ago.   I wondered if it would bug me this morning – no issues (thank goodness!)

Yep Yep

January 30, 2012 — Leave a comment

(hanging in our home…true in our hearts & lives)

Training Journal – 1/30/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Nada…back to work from a wonderful vacation

Two Five

January 24, 2012 — Leave a comment

Twenty-five years ago, I married my best friend…what a wonderful adventure we started and continue each blissful day!

We’re not experts, but learn something new each day of the journey – about each other, relying on God, and so much more.

Karen, I love you so much!

Training Journal – 1/24/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Strolled throughout Kona with my bride!


June 29, 2011 — 1 Comment

…just the way I love my day to end. Every day. Every single day.


I Am Blessed

June 27, 2011 — Leave a comment

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

– from Proverbs 31

I have found…and am richly blessed.

Thank You, Lord!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2011 — Leave a comment

For my Valentine!

I just wanna hold your hand
Hang on every word you say
Let’s write a song for us
And sing until we’re old and grey!