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2010 is Coming Fast

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Well, 2010 will be here before we know it. What boundaries have you broken through this past year? Have you accomplished any worth while goal that you set out to achieve back in 2008 when you laid out your 2009 resolutions?
Hopefully it was a good year & you have achieved some progress on what you set out to achieve. Often times our New Year's Resolutions are just done to appease our minds but in our heart of hearts, we know that we will not reach them. This is where you faltered. The negative self-talk will do you in every time.
Resolve to set achievable goals in 2010 & to not be distracted. Take steps every day to do at least one thing to bring you closer to your goal. A worthy goal is achieved one step at a time.
Maybe your goal is to run your first marathon. Runner's World has the perfect training program for novices & seasoned runners alike. If you love trail runners, the Tulsa Area Trail Ultra Runners (TATUR) are a great bunch of crazy run-loving people.
Just se…

Still Pushing

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Sorry for the long hiatus again. I had been in the Egyptian desert for 30 days & was out of touch with my blogging. Talk about "pushing boundaries", being in the desert for that long without friends & family (not to mention a good opportunity to run this time around) was pushing my mental boundaries.



Well I have to say that I am back home & things wil lbe clicking along soon enough. Back running again was on thing that was missed. I particularly missed K1; my ultimate running buddy. Although I will have to say that with the Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays upon us, I have not spent much with my running friends as I would like.



2010 will be the time for Know No Boundaries to really shine as I will be pouring more of myself into it & kick off the year with some good fundraising events, possible speakers or som other major event. So far I feel that I have been skirting along the boundary edge & have not really pushed over to have a true monumental breakth…

The Heart of the Matter (Heartland 100 - 2009)

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The 2009 Heartland 1oo started off as usual, standing in front of the Prairie Chicken capital sign & then having some good ole' pre-race carbs.


My good friend Ken Childress digs in.


After some good grub, we sat & visited with friends all getting ready to run in the morning.

Here coach Kathy, Jason, Roman, Lisa & Randy all have a bit of a chat.













After heading back to Lisa's dad's house for an awesome sleep over, we all rose to Krispy Kreme doughnuts for breakfast (Breakfast of champions as they say, eh?)
We all dressed & headed off into the darkness @ 4:40 AM only to gather at the race start & try to stay warm.
A few last minute party pics of some of the group just before the start.















The race was off into the darkness. Spirits were high & the weather looked to be heading for a beautiful day. As a matter of fact, the Kansas sunrise over the prairie is a beautiful sight to see.

As the sun rose, temperatures warmed up a bit & we soon headed into the first man…

FlatRock 50K (less the flat part)

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After being talked into running the 50K @ FlatRock by K1 (aka Trail Zombie), I can say that it was Awesome. TZ looks relaxed before the 50K as he visits with Tom who is running the 25K. Brian on the other hand, was working on his video skills.

The weather was perfect, a bit cool at the start & with about 1 1/2" of rain the night before, we had a bit of a foggy send off.
Once our illustrious race director Eric Steele gave us the count down, we headed down a brief bit of asphalt & then off onto the trail .
Once off the beaten path, the fun began (some people have a weird definition of "fun").
It was not long before the adventure began as the "rock" of FlatRock was there right from the start. Sometimes even a bit of a tight fit.



Some of the places seemed a bit dark & spooky (Oooooo!).

None the less, we pressed onward & upward. Oh, I forgot to mention that the FlatRock course is ANYTHING BUT FLAT! Take a look at this profile -



Here one of the competitors…

Back from the desert

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Well I just MAY have found a "boundary" that I could not overcome. It was a technical boundary that I ran across while working in the Egyptian desert for 30 days. I had taken photos of my running endeavours but soon realized that a satellite Internet connection through Germany was NOT going to allow me to upload photos in my life time. Well now that I am back, I thought I would share a bit.

Heading off from the "camp", it was nothing really spectacular, just a graded dirt road.
After a while, it came to a 'Y' in the road so I headed off to the left. Still nothing too exciting, eh?

Further down the road, I began to run into your typical oilfield stuff (pumping units, storage tanks, etc.).
It was from here on out, that the trail began to get fun!

Lots of rolling hills, rocks, sand, sand, rocks & rolling hills.

It was the ankle twisting kind of rocks (not those little pebble rocks).




It was an absolute blast running here (& also a lot of work considering ther…

My First Run in Issaran Field, Egypt

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Well, here I am; in the desert in Egypt; miles from anything. I am here for (4) weeks to work so I thought I ought to find a place to run. I mean, I cannot use my situation as an obstacle now can I?

I found a 1.5 mile loop around the camp (Woooo!). Not too scenic, but will have to do.
It is a graded dirt road around the camp where I will be staying for four (4) weeks; BLAH!
Oh well, at least I can run. Here I am rounding the corner behind the camp. Hmmmmm - - - I may have found a "boundary" that is difficult to break; the patience boundary. Here in the field it is like watching paint dry or grass grow in order to upload photos here. I will end for now & will ammend it later with more. Good night for now & God Bless You. K

Words of Wisdom from the Oracle of Omaha

I was surfing the web last night & when I checked my TWITTER account, there on the list of those I follow was a great it of wisdom from the Oracle of Omaha himself - Warren Buffet.

"Chains of habit are so light that we cannot feel them until they are so strong that we cannot break them".

Think about this for a while.

God Bless You;
K

WE ARE OFFICIAL

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Know No Boundaries is now officially recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c)(3) non profit foundation.

After a year an a half of hard work, prayers & God's help, we are finally official.

Stay tuned for updates on how the foundation begins to grow & what events we will have to raise funds.

God Bless You & in life, "Know No Boundaries"

Ken Saveth
Managing Director

50 Miles for 50 Years

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Sorry for the delay, but I have been out of the country; in Egypt. 50 years brings up images of some person who is half a century old & limited in their physical & mental abilities. As I constantly mention, most all boundaries are self set so by default, we limit our abilities in practically every way, financial, mental, emotional & physical. For my 50th birthday, I wanted to run 50 miles. It was well planned out & many friends participated in various capacities. K1 (aka Trail Zombie) & I had planned to start from his house near Turkey Mountain at 7 PM on July 10th, head down 71st Street across the Arkansas River to Riverside Drive. We would then head south & then @ 91st & Riverside, turn east & run out to Northeastern State University. Unfortunately it was still plenty warm & in the 90's. Kathy, Roman, Russel, Bobby & Marvin met us @ 96th & Riverside while Lenice started out with us from the start & Craig joined in @ 71st Street.