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Off to retreat today

Friday, October 30, 2009      0 comments

I have the privilege today of enjoying a 24 hour, all expenses paid retreat in lovely Chaska MN. I'll be meeting with several other pastors to discuss the nature of biblical leadership in the church, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity.... Read more

"Couch Potato to 5K" Run #7

Thursday, October 29, 2009      1 comments

Today is the middle workout in my quest to complete the "Couch Potato to 5k" plan. I'm set to start with a brisk walk, run for 90 seconds, walk for 90 seconds, run for 3 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, and then repeat the whole cycle once. I really... Read more

I survived my "run"

Wednesday, October 28, 2009      2 comments

Well, yesterday was workout one of week three of the "Couch Potato to 5k" plan. After a good warmup, I ran for 90 seconds, walked for 90, ran for 3 minutes, walked for three and then repeated once. I then walked for another 10 minutes bringing t... Read more

"Couch Potato to 5K" Week Three

Tuesday, October 27, 2009      2 comments

Okay, here we go, I hate running, oh how I hate running, and yet I'm so compelled to try anyway. So I'm off to do the first workout of week three in the couch potato to 5k program. I'll run for 90 seconds, walk for 90 seconds, run for 3 minutes,... Read more

Creatine & Weight Gain

Monday, October 26, 2009      0 comments

On the advice of the manager of my gym I've started using creatine as part of my strength training supplements. The label says that some people see a weight gain of up to 5 pounds in the first week or so, for me it's been 2-3. It's water gain, o... Read more

Off for my fifth run in the "couch potato to 5k" plan

Sunday, October 25, 2009      1 comments

So far so good. I completed week one no prob, week two was a little more challenging for me even though it only calls for me to run for 90 seconds at a shot. I have always hated running and honestly I wondered a couple of times how I could possi... Read more

Not Feeling Well Today

Saturday, October 24, 2009      1 comments

I'm detoxing from caffeine and I feel horrible right now. I know I'll come out of it in a day or two but wow do I ever hate these "dulldrums." However, I must say that I'm so thankful to the Lord for giving me a few days where I could get by wit... Read more

Back on Track with Food--And it Sure Feels Good!

Friday, October 23, 2009      1 comments

For the last couple of days I've turned the tide back around and have been eating very well. I can already feel the difference, although I wasn't eating that bad. It's amazing how the body rebels against us when we don't give it what it needs. ... Read more


Thursday, October 22, 2009      0 comments

Over the last couple of months strength training has become an important part of my exercise regimen. After consulting with two experienced, trusted friends I've started using the following supplements: Whey Protein in the morning and post... Read more

Back on the Bike Trainer Today

Wednesday, October 21, 2009      0 comments

Well, it's that time of year where sometimes the weather precludes me from riding my bike outside--today is one of those days. It's 44 degrees, which is actually plenty warm for me, but it's raining and when I get wet and ride in 40s I start fee... Read more

Exercise is Going Well but I'm Killing Myself with Food

Tuesday, October 20, 2009      2 comments

I have been in a very good, disciplined exercise plan all year. I had the best cycling season I've ever had in 10 years of participating in the sport. As far as that goes, I have more goals I'd like to attain but I couldn't be happier with my cy... Read more

I Surpassed 20,000 Points Today!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009      2 comments

I've been on SP for the better part of 7 months now and today I reached, and surpassed, 20,000 points! I'm so thankful to God for leading me to care better for myself and I want to thank SP for helping me SO MUCH. I determined last March to subm... Read more

Low Cal Days

Sunday, October 18, 2009      0 comments

Well, I've been off on a retreat the last couple of days and have picked up a couple of pounds--water weight, I've been telling myself all day! One way or the other, I'm going to trim the cals way down today and tomorrow and get back to where I ... Read more

I'm so tired but I want my points!

Saturday, October 17, 2009      4 comments

Shameless truth--just bloggin' for the points today!... Read more

Words from the Lord this Morning

Friday, October 16, 2009      0 comments

This morning I read the Old Testament book of Isaiah, chapters 60-66. These words from 66:1-6 in particular moved me: 1 "Thus says the LORD: 'Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me... Read more

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