What can I say? I love to run. I've run 4 full marathons and 6 halfs. But I love God more and I'm determined to run this race of life for Him to receive the ultimate prize of Heaven. I'd like to share my thoughts with you. You can agree or disagree. Comment or don't. You can read or not read. But it's here if you want it. Enjoy! .

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

One Sucess. One Fail.


We're goin' to state! My cross country team, you know the one I'm coaching for the first time, has made it as far as they could. I am very excited for them. You have to place at least 3rd in your Region as a team to make it to state. Also, the top 10 individuals go as well. I wasn't as worried about my boys as I was my girls. I've got some great girl runners, but my overall numbers have been way down this year so I just wasn't sure, but I sure had high hopes. My boys got 2nd and my girls tied for 3rd. Tied. Holy Cow! What do you do with a tie? Well, in case you're wondering, you go to your 6th runner (Top 5 are added together for your team score). Our 6th runner beat theirs by 5 places. So we won....barely....but we got third. Watching the fourth place coach look at the results was tough. I feel his pain. But I'm very excited for my girls and my guys. They deserve it. State is this Saturday. I don't know what to expect. I'm just glad we made it. It's kindof been tradition.

Since we made it and since I have absolutely loved this season and things have gone great for the most part, I think I can call it a success, so I'm counting goal #7 over there accomplished. Success.

Here's the failure. My wife wouldn't run a half marathon if there was a gun to her head. Plus she's nearly 5 months pregnant. It ain't happening. I got her to run a 5K back in the Spring so that was a start, but she's just not into the running thing. So I have to call that goal (#6) for this year unaccomplished. I made a nice effort. She does walk very faithfully, even pregnant, so I have to commend her for that.

By the way, #8 is very close to getting accomplished. I should reach 1300 this week or next.

#10 is close also. I'm still in the 150's. Just gotta keep it through the holidays but with my Disney training, it should happen.

My running is going fine. I'm finding it very hard to run at night now if I don't run at practice. I'm trying to get back to 6 days a week, but I've been so used to running at CC practice that I'm lacking motivation to run at night. Plus I'm so busy that I'm often too tired to run. I'm hoping once the season is over and I am forced to run at night that I'll get back in the habit. 14 this past Sunday was good. I'm working my way back up for the Goofy Challenge only 65 days away!!!

More about that as it approaches. I'll write again soon.

Keep runnin',


  1. Congrats on your teams success, great coaching revealed. You will have plenty of other years to convince your wife to join you in a 1/2 marathon, just may want to wait a couple more years.

    Finish up on all of your other goals and have a blast training for the Goofy

  2. Congrats to you and your team - that is awesome. Can't wait to hear how state goes for you.

    I can't believe we're only 65 days away from WDW - that's crazy. I'm personally nervous, but I'm sure you're going to do great.

    There's nothing wrong with wallking - at least youre wife is moving - that's the important part!

    Keep going and you'll reach all the goals you want!