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Off to Buy New Running Shoes

Monday, February 07, 2011      1 comments

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

Sunday, February 06, 2011      1 comments

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

Saturday, February 05, 2011      1 comments

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

Friday, February 04, 2011      3 comments

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

Thursday, February 03, 2011      1 comments

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

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      2 comments

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

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      2 comments

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!

Monday, January 31, 2011      3 comments

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

Happy Birthday, Honey!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011      0 comments

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

Ooppss, ate two dinners!

Saturday, January 29, 2011      1 comments

Last night my wife and I were scheduled to be at a friend's house but we didn't get the memo that dinner was involved. So we went out to eat and had a wonderful time, even though we were very tired, and headed on over. Boy were we surprised to s... Read more

Rest is in Order Today

Friday, January 28, 2011      2 comments

I've been feeling really good in the gym and out, exercising 5 to 6 days per week and getting stronger. But yesterday and today I have been feeling the exhaustion of it all and thus I am going to stay completely away from exercise today and save... Read more

CP25K--Week 5 Day 2 Went Well

Thursday, January 27, 2011      1 comments

Last week I decided to repeat week 5 of the "Couch Potato to 5K" training plan because I messed it up the first time. So Tuesday was the first workout--warm up, jog 5, walk 3, jog 5, walk 3, jog 5, cool down. And today was the second workout--wa... Read more

Jogged at 6.0 mph Yesterday

Wednesday, January 26, 2011      2 comments

I'm new to jogging/running so I decided to start out slow at a pace that I could maintain over time. I settled in at 4.5 for the first few weeks, which is barely past the "crawl" stage I know but it worked for me! Then I crept up to 4.8 and then... Read more

CP25K--Re-Doing Week 5 because I Messed Up

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      0 comments

A couple of years ago when I first heard of the "Couch Potato to 5K Plan" I made my own summary chart from the chart on the Cool Running website. Somehow I messed up and thought that all nine weeks included three identical runs but early this we... Read more

Oh Yes, a Day of Rest!

Monday, January 24, 2011      0 comments

Today's my day off and boy do I plan to take advantage of it! Here's my agenda: 1. Be lazy. 2. Do nothing. 3. Sleep when I sleep. 4. Sleep some more. 5. Do more nothing. 6. Go to bed. Sound good? Hope you have a great ... Read more


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