Elijah De La Cerda I said, “Mom, what if I don’t win?” She just looked at me, shrugged, and said “As long as you try your hardest it’s ok.” Ever heard a coach, scout, or sports writer say, “You’ll want to keep your eyes on this kid,” before? It seems like we hear those words […]Read More Cross Country Collections:
We want YOUR stories and memoirs about those workouts that never should have happened A 15 miler starting at 11:00 PM. 5×1 mile at race pace after a 13 hour work day. 50 mile an hour winds. -50 degrees. 50 mile an hour winds and -50 degrees (also known as FARGO). A run in a […]Read More Cross Country Collections: Reader Participation Desired!
And what does Scripture say about those who struggle now with eating disorders? Skieologians Column – 9/30/2020 – Sports, Society, Skis, Scripture – Molly Seidel. Hannah Halverson. Jessie Diggins. What do these three names have in common? One answer: they are all high level, elite athletes who have represented the USA on a global scale in […]Read More Did anyone in the Bible have an eating disorder?
Sederquist and Sathre – Part 3: The meaning of running We left this story full of optimism. Both of our main characters, their shared vision of maximizing their running potential, shooting for the stars and hoping they at least land on the moon, striving for a Dick Beardsley-esque 2:09 marathon out-of-nowhere race, coupled with a […]Read More Cross Country Collections
Have you ever seen your mom or dad get “a talking to?” It is an unfamiliar thing, especially for a younger child to witness. Programmed from birth to assume our parents are the ultimate authority, watching them in a place of sub-ordinance, being taught, or being disciplined by their parents, is a peculiar phenomena. A […]Read More My memoir on falling in love with running …. on my own terms
Skieologians Column – September 24, 2020 – Ryan Sederquist Pastor Tanner’s video can be watched here. Pastor Tanner Thetford, a minister at First Baptist Church of Leadville, is doing some really great things on practically every media platform imaginable these days. As we launch our own theology/social commentary podcast on seder-skier.com – Skieologians – we […]Read More Response to a Pastor’s take on Netflix film “Cuties.”
Normally, you can taste the excitement of running in the air during this part of the late-summer and early fall. Teams sweat out long, hard intervals on humid days and relocate their longsleeves as the leaves begin to turn. It is the time of year that evokes tradition, competitions, friendships, and all of the other […]Read More Cross Country Connections: Dairy Queen Run
Tom Sederquist and Ben Sathre/Part 2: Inspirational Beginnings If you missed part 1, check it out here. Tom Sederquist never really had a Genesis 1:1 moment to his running career. “I don’t even really remember a time where I didn’t run.” His claims of an innate lean towards the sport have justifiable credence, with two […]Read More Cross Country Collections
Who would you place on the “Mount Rushmore of Distance Running?” It is a question that begs a lot more questions about criteria. Is this the ‘best long distance runners by time? World medals? Most well known by the average person? Is it the most accomplished by some other standard? How about middle distance?’ This […]Read More Cross Country Collections: Mount Rushmore of Distance Running