Blog-Giving the Glory

No Pressure

A lot of people have been asking me lately what it’s like handling the pressure of going into NCAAs leading the #1 ranked cross country team. The thing is, I actually feel less pressure this season than I’ve felt almost any other season of my career. In the past I’ve told myself things like, “I […]

Transformation: Part 2

 It was at the beginning of this year that my sister and I discovered the Altitude Project. When searching for a summer mission trip we came across this running camp for Christian collegiate distance runners who were seeking not only an awesome place to train for a few weeks, but also a few weeks of […]

Transformation: Part 1

        Running is a sport of transformation. From stories of people who take up the sport and lose 50lbs to stories of the underdog making an Olympic team, running is like an open door for opportunity. Take Billy Mills for example, who grew up on an impoverished Indian Reservation, but trained hard and […]

WHY I Run: Part 2

  1 Corinthians 9:24 says: “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”             I had read this verse in my Bible many times. It is perhaps the most popular verse in the Bible […]

WHY I Run: Part 1

  As a runner, I’m always faced with one question;  “Why do you run?” It’s a simple question, one that deserves an answer. When I sit here and think about it, why wouldn’t someone want to know what it is that makes me get up at the crack of dawn, drive to a trail, and proceed […]

I’m Not Running for a Win…

” I’m not running for a win,          I’m not running for myself. I don’t run for gold and glory,         I don’t run for praise or wealth. There’s so much more to life than running,        For some money or some gold, For these things won’t last […]