Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Next Step - - Just Do It!

We ALL know the phrase "Just Do It" & the infamous Nike Swoosh. But what does it actually mean? How do you take it, internalize it & actually DO IT?

Well, the first step is to Own It. Make it your own to where YOU can relate to it. Make to where DOING IT gives you joy & where the mere thought of DOING IT, does indeed propel you to DO IT!

Once you begin, that joy that you seek will come. If you immerse yourself enough, the joy may even be overwhelming. And the more you do it, the more you want to do it. And the more you want to do it, that Warm Fuzzy Feeling that we all love, will come & take up residence within you.


 
What is it now that you are "just doing?"

Why HELPING of course!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Helping - Have you ever wondered HOW you can help?

When Albert Einstein was asked "Why are we here?" (as in what is the reason that we are here on Earth & for what purpose), he answered without hesitation, "Man is here to serve other men." (that is mankind). We are here to serve others & to the extent that we do so, so are our own needs met.


The late great Zig Ziglar said that "we can get everything we want, if we help enough other people get what they want." So . . . . . you may be wondering - "How can I help others?" "What can I do to make a difference in the lives of others?"


The word to use is H-E-L-P. Help another. You may think that it is the smallest of things, but to the person being helped, it may be monumental; even life changing! It can be physically helping, emotionally helping, spiritually helping or financially helping.

There are countless organizations (literally) whose mission is to help others in a plethora of ways.


Know No Boundaries is one of those organizations. As you can see through many of our posts here, on Social Media or on our website, we help those who seem to need that "little push", that catalyst to push them just a bit to start the momentum of their breaking through their obstacle or boundary.


We are currently helping young Jordan Hannah who was born with a debilitating disease yet has overcome many obstacles to be a stellar up and coming competitive cyclist. Our goal here at Know No Boundaries is for Jordan to be the recipient of the funds raised at the 2018 Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km race to be held later this year in September at Prairie Song in Dewey, Oklahoma.


Stay tuned for more details on HOW to help & HOW to register.




Blessings;
Ken

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Jaybird's the Word!

Know No Boundaries has partnered with Jaybird to showcase their AMAZING Jaybird RUN wireless earbuds!
 All we can say is WOW! The sound is incredible! It is customizable to whatever sound styles that you like. They are also TRULY WIRELESS. There are absolutely no wires at all between the two earbuds!

We have taken them out to Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd & were totally blown away with their performance.

A single charge will get you 4 hours of listening time & if you stash the charging pod in your hydration pack, you'll be good for another 4 hours. That's a total of 8 HOURS of pristine music (or talking if you're so inclined).

The treble, bass & mid-range settings are second to none.

Our suggestion - - - - GET A PAIR NOW!






Blessings;
Ken

Thursday, September 27, 2018

2018 Tulsa Urban Adventure

Good afternoon. Although it's been a while since my last post (I know, I need to get better!), I wanted to briefly shout out that Know No Boundaries will be "pushing boundaries" once more on September 29th at the 2018 Tulsa Urban Adventure.


After a "Crash & Burn" at the last (2) races, we decided to "regroup" & evaluate our hydration & caloric intake plan.



None-the-less, we're running the 50 miler this Saturday (and Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd in October) to once again prove that BOUNDARIES CAN BE BROKEN and that much of our limitations are between our ears!










Come out to support us & all the other runners. And while you're there, support Runner's World Tulsa as well!


Blessings;
Ken


Saturday, August 11, 2018

2nd Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km - Race Report

Overdue is a bit of an understatement! My apologies for this late race report on the 2nd Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km.

As most people knew, this fundraiser was for Kelvin T Reid,
a local ultra runner who was diagnosed with ALS back in 2016.
Last year, Kelvin “tucked his feeding tube into his shorts & just
took off to run 25 km of the 50 km race distance.

This year however, was nowhere near the same.

2018 was a time where Kelvin’s condition took a huge dive resulting in his loss of the ability to eat solid food, walk, talk or even take care of personal hygiene! The need for the fundraiser was even greater as his needs & the needs of his wife Jess were mounting.

TWO DAYS before the Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50 km, Kelvin lost his battle with ALS & went to meet Our Lord. He is now without pain, without suffering & running on trails beyond any human imagination & without tiring!

Nonetheless, the race was held! Prairie Song was the Start/Finish.Runners went out of Prairie Song, along a short bit of paved road, onto the Doenges Ranch & then turned around at 7 1/2 miles. One full loop was 25 (ish) miles & two loops would make it 50 km (more or less!).

A TREMENDOUS SHOUT OUT to Jenni Hawkins for helping at the Start/Finish & for taking photos of the runners along the course, Ellen Agronis, her son & grandson for helping at the Half Way Aid Station & for Kevin Lemaster & his son for doing the Turn Around Aid Station.

A LAST MINUTE SURPRISE, was Kelvin’s wife Jess, who felt that Kelvin would have wanted her to run, so she came out & ran
about 10 km with Kelvin’s spirit alongside every step.

An Anonymous donor picked up the cost of the medals, so all finishers got a unique custom medal designed by another local runner; Travis Jennings.

Congratulations to Mark, Amanda, Devon, Jona & Krystal for running a very beautiful course. Here’s a few photos from the course - 




Many thanks to those companies who sponsored portions of the race. #Sprouts, #Hydrapak, #MonsterEnergy, #PrimalSpiritFoods & #UltraGator.


God Bless;
Ken


Monday, June 25, 2018

Welcome Monster Energy Drink AGAIN, as an Event Sponsor

Once again, Know No Boundaries would like to welcome Monster Energy Drinks as an event sponsor.

They have come through for the second year in a row, to sponsor our ultra event.

This year, it is the Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km to raise monies for local ultra runner Kelvin T Reid who was diagnosed with ALS in 2016 & is now fighting for his life!

Need Energy? Be a Monster!

Welcome HydraPak as a Sponsor of the 2018 Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km

We’d like to welcome HydraPak as a sponsor of the 2018 Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km scheduled for July 7th at Prairie Song in Dewey, Oklahoma.

Need a GREAT WAY to stay hydrated during your long, hot runs? Be sure to pick up HydraPak’s SpeedCup to stuff into your pocket or backpack. That way your assured to have that perfect vessel to drink when it counts!

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