If you are reading this on November 3, 2016, 306 days have flown by this year. (If not, click here to see how many days that have gone by this year.) 306 days!! That is 7,344 hours that have been consumed by a myriad of activities. Some were of high importance and some that were dismissed with reckless abandon. I am sure that there is a percentage of those hours that you can recount in vivid details, articulating exactly what you did and the exact outcome. Probably, if I can
Have you ever encountered a moment with God where it feels like he’s playing the role of an Illusionist – performing a well-rehearsed sleight of hand trick? I have. Especially the last two months. The meandering conversation between God and me, over the past two months, has twisted, turned, moved, and paused. Lengthy bike rides have been filled with a mix of non-stop chatter and miles of silence. Early morning quiet, holding a cup of coffee (Really good coffee like Intelligen
There is something exhilarating, and at the same time, overwhelming about staring at a blank page. The cursor blinks enticing – no begging – possibly even demanding you to write. Ideas swarm in your mind that engages your soul causing your heart to quicken in step. The cursor blinks. Your eyes, fixated on the screen, suddenly catches a glimpse of the faint outline of your silhouette. Through the haze of possibilities and ideas, you can see what might emerge when focused eff
The sun was just climbing over the mountain ridge as I carried my bike up four small steps. I breathed in deep as the cool morning air raced into my lungs. The birds were breaking out in a melodic conversation of anticipation as a new day was emerging. I stretched my hands up in the air over my head and then reached to the ground. My muscles revolted in the abrupt call to action. Excitement emerged as I thought about the new route that I mapped out the night before. Straddli
I had an idea. Yes, this is always a dangerous undertaking. I knew I needed a great off season training plan as I focus on my 2014 racing schedule. My goal is to complete two 70.3 Ironman races in 2014. Running a marathon will help get me back into racing shape, work on my running, and keep me active during the winter months. Plus, I haven’t ran a marathon since 2006. I sat down at my computer and started to look at various options. I quickly came across the Washington D.C.