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Wow--I Jogged for 25 Minutes (CP25K Week 6)!

Sunday, February 13, 2011      3 comments

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

Saturday, February 12, 2011      1 comments

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!

Friday, February 11, 2011      0 comments

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

Thursday, February 10, 2011      1 comments

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

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      3 comments

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?!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      5 comments

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

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


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