Wow--I Jogged for 25 Minutes (CP25K Week 6)!
I know for some of you, jogging for 25 minutes is nothing but for me it's a big deal. In fact, it's the longest period of time I've ever jogged in my life--that's right, in my life! What's more, I've actually been enjoying running which I also c... Read more
Cycling: Great High Cadence Workout
Hey, everyone, yesterday I completed a high cadence workout I do on my Cyclops trainer from time to time, here's how it goes:
After a 5 minute warm up, shift into an easy gear and hold your cadence at 95 for 5 minutes, followed by 3 minute... Read more
Can't Believe I Now Like Running!
Yesterday I completed the second workout of the sixth week of the "Couch Potato to 5K" program--warm up, run for 10 min, walk for 3, run for 10, cool down. All day long I was excited to do this run and at some point it hit me--I'm excited to run... Read more
Big Exercise Day Today
I exercise 6 days per week but three of those days I do longer and more intense workouts. Today is one of those heavier days but it feels more significant than usual because I've been dealing with shin splints, nursing them as well as I can, and... Read more
Update on the Shin Splints
A few days ago I asked for advice on dealing with shin splints and received the following seven pieces of advice:
1. Get good running shoes--done.
2. Stretch the shin muscles before and after each run--getting there.
3. Ice the... Read more
Want to Hear about my New Running Shoes?!
I feel like a little kid! This is the first time I've ever bought shoes specifically designed for running, and having tried them out I can say (1) they DID NOT make me run faster and (2) they made a big difference, especially in the areas of arc... Read more
Off to Buy New Running Shoes
Recently I developed a slight case of shin splints and everyone who offered advice mentioned that my shoes were probably at least part of the cause. So I'm off to get some good running shoes today, hopefully they'll help. I did a little reading ... Read more
Hoping to Run Again Tomorrow but Afraid of Worsening my Shin Splints
For the first time in my adult life I've been enjoying jogging and I'm just so bummed that I've developed shin splints. They've been hurting for the better part of a week now even though I've stayed away from the gym, and any rigorous exercise, ... Read more
Shin Splints--Need Advice
Hey, everyone, I've been an avid cyclist for years but took up jogging this year. Unfortunately I've developed a slight case of shin splints and don't really know what to do but I'm afraid to continue jogging until I get them under control. Any ... Read more
Amazed by the Massive Mercy of God
I am the pastor of a small church in Elk River MN and right now I'm teaching through the first book of the Bible, Genesis, on Sunday mornings. This week I'm to teach on chapter 4, the story of Cain and Abel. Cain killed his brother in jealous ra... Read more
Pain in the Legs = An Extra Day Off
I've been at a conference the last few days and doing quite a bit of walking in dress shoes. Not a good idea. This combined with the increased load of running from the "Couch Potato to 5K" program has caused a fair amount of discomfort, not real... Read more
Prayer & the Peace of Christ
I've been at a conference for pastors over the last few days, the subject was prayer. As Christians we don't think of prayer merely as an activity or duty or a way to get things from God. We see it as a way of walking with God, communing with hi... Read more
At a Pastor's Conference Today
One of the great privileges of my life is that I get to pastor a little church in Elk River MN called Glory of Christ Fellowship. Today my wife, our good friend Alexandra, and I are at a conference in Minneapolis designed to feed and bless pasto... Read more
Starting the CP25K Week 6--Again!
A couple weeks ago I completed week 5 and started week 6 of the "Couch Potato to 5K" plan, or so I thought. As it turns out I messed up the plan on both weeks and thus decided to go back and do it right. Yesterday I completed the final run of we... Read more
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Happy Birthday, Honey!!!
Today's my honey's b-day she's somewhere between 20 and older than 20! It's been my privilege to be her best friend for 21 years and her husband for 19 and I'm so grateful that the Lord Jesus saw fit to let us live our lives together--so gratefu... Read more