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Raising A Runner

Raising A Runner

Today I looked on as my son trudged forward slowly, head down, sweat dripping down his forehead, his face filled with angst. I watched as he contemplated his surroundings, as if entwined in an intense personal battle, seeking meaning and purpose in the task at hand. He was struggling, he was doubting himself, yet he … Continue reading

The Battle Against Myself

The Battle Against Myself

I remember it vividly. Sitting at a small wooden table in the basement of my hometown church, the buzz of children fills the  room. I look up and observe my surroundings; colorful construction paper, dripping bottles of Elmer’s Glue, and books with stories about Jesus are strewn haphazardly about the table. However in that moment … Continue reading

Beginning A New Chapter

Beginning A New Chapter

Hi. It’s been a while. I decided it was time to pop in for a quick update, as I’ve recently become concious of the fact that my writing has been rather sparce as of late. There is a very distinct reason why I’ve recently taken a step back from writing. You see, the recent months have lead … Continue reading

{Dealing with Disappointment}

{Dealing with Disappointment}

I realize that I’ve fallen off of the radar as of late, and for the first time since creating this blog I have taken a break from frequent posting (which any dedicated blogger knows is a big “no-no” if you want to remain relevant!). Much of this I feel can be attributed to a personal life … Continue reading

{Work Life Balance}

{Work Life Balance}

It occured to me this morning while driving home from an early morning Orangetheory Fitness class, that it has been a while since my last update. Although my recent silence has not been entirely intentional, I must admit that a step back from feeling the obligation of blogging has provided a much needed break. It seems that … Continue reading

{Twenty Six Point Two}

{Twenty Six Point Two}

There’s nothing quite like the experience of bursting into tears of utter elation upon crossing the finish line of your very first marathon. The intense wave of emotions which cascades over you provides an intoxicating blend of pain, pleasure, relief and satisfaction. The months of early mornings, long runs, and anxious anticipation has finally brought … Continue reading

{Temper, Temper – Training Your Emotions for Spartan Success}

{Temper, Temper – Training Your Emotions for Spartan Success}

What kind of person do you envision when you hear the word “Spartan”? I assume that, in many cases, this word conjures images of powerful warriors with rippling muscles, fierce determination, incredible power, and  likely, you may also view these warriors as individuals who are brimming with angry aggression. Yet although the typical depiction of the ancient Spartan might portray … Continue reading

{A “Fit” Out of Water}

{A “Fit” Out of Water}

Spartan’s come in all shapes and sizes. We come from an array of different backgrounds, and we have vastly different life experiences. We have different jobs, different ways of training, different ideals, different passions, and different struggles. Not only that, but we all have very different support systems as well. There are some of us … Continue reading