Health & Fitness

2010 Resolutions : Looking Back

It is New Year’s Eve 2010 as I am writing this. I figured I’d take just a moment to look back on the resolutions I made for this year to see how I did. 1. Work on my relationship with God Check! Though I can’t really take credit. I was discussing this with my wife last night and was having some difficulty as to whether or not I should even have included this item. In Philippians 1:6 Paul writes, “…… Read More »2010 Resolutions : Looking Back

First Marathon : Done

I’ve never ridden in an ambulance before. More on that later… Race Day! The kids stayed the night at the grandparent’s house the night before. That would allow Aubrey (my wife) and I to get up early and be focused on getting everything I needed in the car and to the race on time. We woke up at 4:30 AM and got some breakfast (eggs and toast) and had a cup of coffee. Everything was basically ready from the previous… Read More »First Marathon : Done

First Marathon : Sitting On G…

“Sitting on G and ready to GO!”. It is Saturday, November 13, 2010… the day before my very first marathon. For any of you who may still have some questions about me and about marathons, here are the most common questions and answers that I’ve fielded over the past 6 months or so. How far is a marathon?26.2 miles And you want to run that far!?Yes Is there an angry mob or wild beasts chasing you?No, I just like running… Read More »First Marathon : Sitting On G…

First Marathon : No Turning Back

One of my 2010 New Year’s Resolutions was to run in my first marathon. I posted that on this blog and I also told everyone in my life who would listen because I wanted to build in a sense of accountability for keeping to that goal. I must report that my friends and family have been a huge support for me while training. I receive plenty of feedback inquiring as to how it is going and also positive encouragement. I… Read More »First Marathon : No Turning Back

2010 New Year’s Resolutions

This year I am posting a much smaller New Year’s Resolution list. Last year proved to be a failure for all of my goals except for one. That’s not to say that having them was worthless; I actually worked on quite a few which helped me make progress last year. However, this year I am narrowing the list down so that I can really focus. So here are my New Year’s Resolutions for 2010. 1. Work on my relationship with… Read More »2010 New Year’s Resolutions

Half Marathon Results

This past weekend, Saturday, November 28, 2009 to be exact, I ran in (and completed!) the Kaiser Realty Coastal 1/2 Marathon. This was one of the major landmarks in my #1 New Year’s Resolution of 2009 and I am extremely satisfied to have made the goal. Early Start It was a very early morning; we got the kids up and in the van and headed over to Orange Beach, AL around 5:30 AM arriving at the sport complex around 6:45… Read More »Half Marathon Results

Gearing Up For The Race

Well, it is Wednesday before the big race and I’m getting mentally and physically prepared. I ran a quick 2 miles yesterday and will do the same today just to stay loose, but no running after today. I want to be fully recovered and rested before the half marathon. The bad thing is my son just got sick this week with some sort of stomach virus, which the doctor’s office is saying lasts around 5 days… swell. My wife has… Read More »Gearing Up For The Race

Who Wants To Go Ice Skating?

The Pensacola Civic Center is going to holding ice skating sessions starting May 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM through May 24, 2009. Tickets are $8.00 with a skate rental or $5.00 with your own skates. Yeah, I know a lot of Floridians with ice skates! lol Anyway, just thought I’d make a public service announcement as many of you may be looking for stuff to do to cool down this summer! Click the image below to search for tickets.

Race Results – Pensacola Double Bridge 15K

Well, I’m feeling great! And a little sore… and tired. I just completed one of the goals that I made for myself for this year in running, by completing the 2009 Pensacola Double Bridge Run (15k). It was a very early, dark and cold morning (not too cold). The kids and Aubrey got up with me and drove me down to the starting area where they left me. I did short little jog to warm up and then stretched. After… Read More »Race Results – Pensacola Double Bridge 15K

Resolution 1) Running / Training

Well, this year I have “resolved” to increase my training in the area of running/jogging. In my original post I specified 3 goals that I wanted to reach. I’d like to take a little time to talk about these goals in detail, how I will obtain the goals and how I’ve been doing so far.   1) Pensacola Double Bridge Run (15k) It’s been my goal to run in the Pensacola Double Bridge Run for several years now and something… Read More »Resolution 1) Running / Training