Off for my fourth run
I got a wild hair a while back and decided I wanted to learn to run. So I found this program on the web called "Couch Potato to 5K in 9 weeks" and today's my fourth day. Easy stuff, after a 5 minute warm up, run 60 seconds then walk 90 and repea... Read more
Performing a Wedding Today
My nephew is getting married and I have the privilege of officiating the wedding for him. I am in awe of the beauty of the design of God for marriage. There is much confusion and battle in our culture today, but if you just look at the physical ... Read more
My Sister Lost 150+ Lbs
I'm out in CA visiting with my sister and I knew she lost a lot of weight but I was shocked to hear how much--over 150 lbs. She looks and feels great, though she has some serious health problems due to years of being overweight. But she's really... Read more
Fell Short but Still did 82 Miles
Well, I tried to ride for 106 miles in the desert heat yesterday (100+ air temps and much hotter on the asphalt) but I wasn't able to do it. However, I did make it 82 miles which included three trips up the 5-mile climb that is Highway 74--comin... Read more
106 Mile Bike Ride Today
I was going to abort my mission of riding for 106 miles today, because it's quite hot out here in Palm Springs, CA, but I decided to leave camp (Marriot!) at 6 a.m. and give it my best shot. I think I can do it, we'll see...
Let you know to... Read more
Too hot for a long ride, but not for a short one!
I'm out in Palm Springs CA and boy is it hot! Over 100, 40 degrees hotter than Minnesota when I left. I was going to take a 110 mile bike ride tomorrow but I'm afraid I will not be able to hold up in the direct sun for that long so I'm going to ... Read more
Back to Cali Today
I'm from Cali but living in MN these days. I'm going back to officiate a wedding for my nephew and I'm excited to see my homeland again. I plan to do a 110 mile bike ride Wednesday and some mountain climbing. I can't wait!
But I miss my fa... Read more
Traveling--Hmm, How will it Go?
I'm leaving town for 10 days and will be living (mostly) out of a hotel where I'll get free breakfast (and where I can nab some good snacks for the day) but I'm on my own for lunch and dinner. No fridge in the room so I'm trying to think through... Read more
The Glory of Christ & Healthy Living
I'm a pastor so I've been putting the finishing touches on my Sunday sermon this morning. It's about how God has responded to our sin, and the dire consequences thereof, but sending Jesus Christ into the world that whosoever would believe in him... Read more
Sub-220--I'm Learning to Believe!
I can't believe it--I weighed in at 219 this morning! I've been straining to remember the last time I was sub 220 but I can't. I know it's been several years.
So I had a good talk with myself this morning. The day I started SP (March 21 I ... Read more
Hit 17.2 mph on my Ride Today
I'm not the fastest biker you've ever met but I do like to go as fast as I can. There's a particular trail I ride quite a bit that's about 14.8 miles. It's hilly, woodsy, beautiful. The best time I've ever posted there was 16.5 mph, so on my SP ... Read more
Down 15 Pounds!
I've been on SP for about 8.5 weeks now, and I just hit the 15 lb down mark! I'm so thankful to the Lord for the weight loss, but much more for the desire and discipline to steward this body well. I do find joy in losing the weight, of course, b... Read more
Another MS Checkup Today
My wife was diagnosed with MS 13 years ago now, and every time we change insurance companies (due to her employer, not us) we have to go through an MS checkup/intake procedure with the new doc. He/she will look at her MRI's, get some history, lo... Read more
Pushing a Power Mower
The last strategy of SP Stage 2 is finding ways to exercise/eat well in every day situations. So yesterday, as I mowed my lawn, I decided to burn a few more cals by pushing the power mower rather than pulling that little handle! Of course, I let... Read more
A Motivating Quote
I moved to stage three today and one of the activities they have you do early on is find a motivating quote or two to spur you on. As I thought about what really motivated me to pursue a healthy lifestyle, a couple verses from the Bible came to ... Read more
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