Showing posts from March, 2009

6 Hour Snake Run (sans Snakes)

Well this is a bit late, but better late then never, eh? The 6 Hour Snake Run on March 21st was great. A hint of freezing drizzle at first but that passed quickly. There was a really great turn out. I always feel closest to God when I am on the trails. It is just a "back to nature" feeling.

After a few words from our illustrious race co-director K2 (aka Ken Childress), we were off.
It was like Little Red Riding Hood except for the fact that there was no river (actually there was no Grandma either). There were plenty of friends out on the trail all looking for snakes however the only snake seen was most likely my running tights from Running Funky.
The trail was well marked with pink ribbon with black polka dots as well as "W" signs showing any trail neophytes that they are going in the wrong direction.

Bill Ford ran & was the epitome of Know No Boundaries. Bill was raising money for a high school track runner to be able to go to Australia to compete. Bill ran for …

Recapping the Mission of Know No Boundaries

Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
What is the connection you say, well let's dissect the scripture.

I - This means you, me, him, her or whoever.

Can do - This points to being able to do something. Not try something or maybe do something but to actually DO IT!

All Things - It does not say some things, or this thing but not that thing but ALL THINGS.

Through Christ - Now here is the source of the "can do all things" ability. We are not in this world to sit idly & just ride the wave of life to its finish. We are here on a mission & we are fools if we think that we can do it on our own with no help. It is through & with the ever present power of God & the help of the Holy Spirit that we can overcome life's obstacles.

Who Strengthens Me - Again, the strength to overcome boundaries is not some innate thing that we are born with but a strength to overcoem obstacles & break through boundaries with the strength…

I Just Love It When a Plan Comes Together

Well friends, God is amzing in how He brings things together in just the rignt way & at just the right time. I have been attending a local networking group weekly. As a result, I have ran across some great opportunities for fundaising opportunities for the foundation. Although I am still wrestling with the IRS on the 501 (c)(3) status, I believe that this is from God & that it WILL happen. I am looking at logo candles from the Macaroni Candle Company & possible T-shirts from Rock Custom Wear out of Middleburg, Florida. check out their first go at the logo in reflective vinyl.
I continue to be amazed at how many people in the world who are living examples of "Knowing No Boundaries". A man in Missouri wou has been running barefoot for 5 years (rain or snow) & is raising money to supply wheelchairs for people in Africa; Serge & Nicole's around the world; 25,000 mile; 5 year epic run raising money for various charities but mainly Vision Quest to provide tr…

To Truly Know No Boundaries

Surfing on the web this evening, I ran across this truly amazing man who is the epitome of "knowing no boundaries". Check out the site & video trailer.

You have GOT to comment on this feet ( I mean feat)!

What a Blustery Day Saturday Was

Saturday's run made me think of the old show "The flying Nun", you know where Sally Fields took off in her habit. Man it was W I N D Y! Heading South on Riverside & across the Pedestrian Bridge was often like running on a treadmill - lots of effort but not getting anywhere. There was a GREAT turn out though & it was not frigid as it had been in the past. Despite the beautiful day, I was really sucking wind (no pun intended). All of always seem to have so much to do in our lives that we cannot always get it all in. For me, a daily run is not always doable. I/we all need to do better. I for one plan on going to the gym Monday morning & will see about getting out on the Liberty Trail out in Broken Arrow some mornings - Any takers?
We all totally enjoyed this spring-like weather although some folks seem to be enjoying themselves more than others. Unfortunately there were NOT in our group.

Today the boundaries of having to pull myself out of a warm bet only to run …

Remember You Are Dust & to Dust You Shall Return

You know all of this talk & encouragement about "knowing no boundaries" made me think recently. This is the season of Lent & during this time we have an opportunity to look at our mortality. What's that I said - mortality. That puts in perspective that we ultimately do have some earthly boundaries. It is not until we are in heaven, that we will truly have NO BOUNDARIES & will be immortal.

I continue to run into people who for no reason except for their own choice, have chosen to set boundaries; physical, professional, mental, emotional & on & on & on.

A man from California is planning on running across American in 2011 - BAREFOOT! Why you say? I say "Why not?" Motivational speaker Chris Widener has a phenomenal memory & has been able to repeat back 100 numbers backward & forward after only seeing them once for approximately 5 minutes. How you say? Learn the mental exercises & processes & do it yourself. The problem is that …