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Running through the Mud

It is often the least enjoyable segments of life that best prepare us for our greatest testings–and our greatest delights. Continue reading

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Training Time

Seeing the challenges and frustrations in our lives as training for greater spirituality doesn’t make them fun; it can help us appreciate them more. Continue reading

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Hiking in the Dark

When fatigue tugs at our limbs and exhaustion etches into our joints, he who has shaped our path will still give us strength. Continue reading

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Training Hike-Part I

If we are going to tackle greater things, we must submit ourselves to greater training… yet still take time to appreciate the journey. Continue reading

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Running the Hills

Running hills is not easy but it is great exercise. And in Doniphan County, KS, it is also scenic. Continue reading

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Running on a Rainy Afternoon

Running in the woods on a chilly, rainy afternoon in March brings unexpected blessings. Continue reading

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Spring Training

Running in mud may not be very glamorous but it’s rather effective training. There’s a lot of un-glamorous in life that’s good for us. Continue reading

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Bored to Tears

Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to pay attention when you’re actually interested in what’s going on? You know, like training, conversation, worship… Continue reading

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Training Run

A bit of insanity coupled with determination and dedication can be helpful in training for obstacle course/mud runs. And… a bit amusing to casual observers. Continue reading

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Joy in the Mountains-Part II

The starter, not wanting to burden some fit, well-prepared young group, tells me, “Just find a team of three people your age and run with them.” Continue reading

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