1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 “For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? Indeed, you are our glory and joy.” Paul was faithful to bring the gospel to the Thessalonians. 1 Thessalonians is a letter from […]Read More Who are your Thessalonians? (And do you have anything to give them?)
“We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. ” – 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 Work. Labor. Endurance. That pretty much sums up a runner, skier, and cyclist. Elite training tip-toes the dangerous precipice of safety […]Read More A message of hope to the wannabee pro’s, the hobby joggers, the master blasters, and everyone else who is still ‘hard core,’ and quite frankly, just can’t give up on their childhood dreams: keep it going.
The crunch of snow beneath my boots broke the silence of another dark, early morning as I waddled precariously across campus, navigating above lurking black ice, which hid itself beneath the freshly fallen snow towards. Frozen shut, I yanked until my car door finally peeled open, ice shaking loose from the hinges. I swung my […]Read More Why being great still requires being basic even in a world built on flashy instant gratification.
This is a book review and reflection on Norwegian Junior National Nordic Ski Coach Monika Korra’s book, Kill the Silence. I found tremendous satisfaction reading the book, and have many excerpts from it I found valuable and would like to share. For this reason, I’ve decided to break up my review into multiple parts. Enjoy. – […]Read More Kill the Silence: A Survivor’s Life Reclaimed (Part 1)
November 20th, 2018 PRESS RELEASE “Dad’s” team feels pressure to finally win backyard Thanksgiving football game after momentous off-season, which included signing “all-time QB” Dave Sederquist to fully guaranteed 3-year, 97-million dollar deal. Courtney Cronin, ESPN Staff writer After taking his team all the way to the final drive of the annual Division 1AAA Backyard […]Read More Man signed to 3-year, 97-million dollar contract to be “All-Time QB” for family’s Thanksgiving Championship – team and fans nervous as to whether or not investment will pay off.
Run a 10k. Eat 10,000 calories of ONE type of food. Run another 10k. One day. One food. Two choices: yes, or no. If you are like most of the world, you’ve probably never thought about this absurd challenge, or maybe even heard of it. If you are like me, now that you’ve heard about […]Read More How would you do the 10k challenge?
Should the nordic ski world be considering the “4%” effect? “It’s a shoe,” Huddle says. “I don’t want to take away from what the athlete is doing. I wouldn’t say that Shalane [Flanagan] didn’t win New York if she didn’t wear Vaporflys because she’s an amazing athlete. I’m not really in the lab…I think if […]Read More What nordic skiing can learn from the 4% vaporfly debacle and how it applies to you….maybe it doesn’t actually but hopefully that reeled you in.
Wk 19 – Sun – AM – 1hr 40 min rollerski (19 miles) PM = trail run 60 minutes M – AM – 90 min rollerski PM – 60 min run with 12x1H/1E T – AM – 9 miles easy PM – concert/off W – 65 min rollerski 11 AM – 60 min run PM […]Read More May – start of summer base training/end of school year
Taper week: wk 14 No daily log but totals were as follows: Running = 70 miles Rollerskiing – 1.5 hours Total hours = 10 Wk 15 S – am – 3 hours skate ski race (Rabbit Ears Marathon) PM – off M – am – 9 mile run Pm – 1 hour rollerski T – […]Read More April Training Log (Coaching, busy, Rabbit Ears, sick, blob week, mornings make a return)
It’s getting controversial today in the “Sports, sports, sports, is your whole life just sports,” column. The title of this column, along with the opening phrase of this article, by the way, pay homage to Dan “the Common Man” Cole, a sports talk radio personality on KFAN, a Minnesota sports talk radio station. His esoteric approach […]Read More ESPN’s Body Issue turns 10 today….it’s getting controversial