Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Break Through in 2018

Well friends, 2017 is about in the books & 2018 is about to begin.

Are you ready? Have you reviewed your 2017 resolutions to see if you’ve achieved any of them? All of them? NONE OF THEM?

I try to make a habit to make my New Year’s Resolution list a list of things that I truly want to improve, change, eliminate or start. Too many people use their New Year’s Resolutions as a time to list that “they’re going to loose weight”, “stop smoking”, “eat healthier”, etc. You get the picture. They are things that they need to be doing anyway, right now! If you are overweight now, you need to loose weight now, not at the beginning of the year. If you want to quit smoking or eat healthier, NOW IS THE TIME!

Use your New Year’s Resolutions as a way to dig a bit deeper into yourself & resolve to make this next year, a year of break throughs! A year to overcome those self-set, see-limiting obstacles that have been holding you back from being your ultimate self!

Resolve to read more, pray more, make more friends, help others more, participate in your synagogue, church, mosque or community more.

I can promise you, by doing these things, you will become more. You will grow in ways unimaginable.

I am not brushing off the importance or the need to loose the extra weight, the need to quit smoking or eat healthier, I am just encouraging you to focus on the bigger picture; not solely on yourself. In my experience, by giving more of yourself to others, to strive to help others be more, in the process, you will find that when you were not looking, you would have achieved your goals n the process.

Wishing you & yours a very prosperous 2018.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Never Give Up, Never Give Up, Never, Never Give Up

I ran across this picture the other day & it really hit me that this picture, depicts the true meaning behind Know No Boundaries.

When we seem to be stuck in a rut or overwhelmed by obstacles, we need to know that the reality of being able to BREAK THROUGH these self-set, self-limiting obstacles is decided on within our own minds.

WE DECIDE what we can or cannot do, can or cannot overcome, can or cannot become!

The old Confucius saying is so true, “Man who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt man doing it.”



Saturday, July 29, 2017

Know No Boundaries Partners with #GRAYL Water Filtration Systems

As an avid trail runner  as well as an ultra marathon runner, I understand the tremendous importance of proper & adequate hydration.

When you can carry your own water or there are aid stations along a ride course it is great.

But what about when you’re out of water on a long solo run? What do you do then?

The solution is #GRAYL Water Filtration Systems

Know No Boundaries has partnered with GRAYL Water Filtration Systems to be providing (2) of their AWESOME filtration systems to the Male & Female winners of Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd in October.
If your not planning on being one of them, you need to get one on your own!

As an avid trail runner, you need to be sure do stay hydrated.
                                                                                      (photo courtesy of @domchannon)

Every adventure involves some risk, but wise adventurers aren’t reckless. Whether you’re on the trail needing to drink from a dirty stream, filling upat a questionable hotel sink in Peru, or making your emergency preparedness kit — GRAYL has you covered. Our products feature full-spectrum protection from pathogens (virus, bacteria and protozoa), sediment, chemicals and heavy metals.
GRAYL has proudly joined thousands of adventures all across the globe; from mountaintop to raging river, and to almost every country on the planet. We can’t wait to see where you take us next. When you get there, drop us a line. GRAYL

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bragi - A TRUE Wireless Headset Takes it "to the Next Level" During the Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km

Here's a GREAT article by Bragi - an innovative company who is taking wireless headphones to a totally "new level"

Know No Boundaries

Do not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk. Learn how Ken Saveth and his organization support people in becoming better.
16. June 2017    

We all know how hard life can be sometimes. No matter where you look you see boundaries. In such a situation, a friendly gesture or just somebody believing in you is more valuable than anything.
We here at Bragi started our journey trying to free people from boundaries as well. It is not only removing wires from your headphone but a deep belief in helping human beings and enabling them to do better. This was the initial thought and is still inspiring us to do better every day and to offer our customers a product which improves their daily life and encourages them to reach out and break their boundaries.

A story which moved and inspired us all here at Bragi was the story of Ken Saveth!

Ken Saveth, founder and managing director of “Know No Boundaries”, decided to become such a “catalyst” as he calls it. His mission is to help people free themselves from their boundaries and to give them a little push to get their lives back on track- either emotionally or financially.

In order to do so, he founded the charity organization “Know No Boundaries”.  At “Know No Boundaries” they do “not only talk the talk, but they walk the walk” as Ken says. They do not only encourage others to break their boundaries but also challenge their own ones by participating in ultra endurance events. Ken, as a dedicated husband and father is not an athlete, he is just a regular man trying to break his own boundaries by participating in ultra marathon runs. His aim is to set an example by showing that if he can do this, everybody can do so.

Recently “Know no Boundaries” raised $10k dollars in the Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km ultra marathon supporting one of the local ultra runners; Kelvin Reid; who was diagnosed with ALS last year. No matter his restriction Kelvin fought his way back to the track and managed to break out of his boundaries and participate in the Ultra race.

It is not only about the financial support but by the amount of people believing and caring for his fortune

Inspired by this stroke of faith many donors were touched and “Know No Boundaries” was able to raise this incredible amount of money to support Kelvin with his medical expenses and made it possible for him to start his second stem cell treatment.

It is not only about the financial support but by the amount of people believing and caring for his fortune, Kelvin was enabled to break out of his boundaries and successfully participate in an ultra race not many people would be able to keep up.

“Bragi is taking it to the next level.”

Despite all the organizational efforts combined with this event, Ken managed to participate the run, too. To make his run more enjoyable we sent Ken The Dash so he could try it out.

Here at Bragi, we were looking forward to his feedback. We are that he enjoyed running with The Dash a lot. What Ken loved most about it is “to get physical feedback right during the run”. Even more honored we felt about his comment “Bragi is taking it to the next level”.

This story inspires us and we hope that it inspires our followers to think outside their box and enjoy life to the fullest and not let themselves be stopped by any boundaries in life.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hear Ken Saveth of Know No Boundaries’ Interview with Coach Jeff

Coach Jeff’s The Running Podcast interviewed Ken Saveth, the Founder & Managing Director of Know No Boundaries to talk about the upcoming Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km that is benefiting 

Here is the link to that interview for your listening pleasure.

I recommend to subscribe to Coach Jeff’s podcast feed as there are plenty of good talks.

Run on my friends & God Bless!


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Know No Boundaries is proud to recognize BRAGI, a company who 
epitomizes the idea of “pushing boundaries” through their unique
innovative totally wireless SMART headphones - the BRAGI Dash. 

The Dash isn’t just for music. It’s a discrete personal assistant right in your ear.
The experts said they couldn’t fit all that technology into an earphone.
                                                                       They were wrong!

A powerful microcomputer with more than 150 micro components, 27 sensors and a 32-bit processor about the size of your fingertip.
                                                                      True Personalization!
With its Gesture interactions, The Dash learns your body - Nod to accept a phone call, shake your head to decline it. 

                          Waterproof - Heart Rate - Calories - Duration - Step Count -Pool Length
                                                                Distance - Breathes - Cadence

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ultra Cowboy Ultra - - - Coming Soon!

For those of you who do not know, a local Oklahoma ultra runner; Kelvin Reid; was recently diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Kelvin is an awesome ultra runner &l ast year, had completed (5) 100 mile endurance runs. 

Know No Boundaries is in the process of planning a ultra (likely a 50k) in Dewey, Oklahoma (near Bartlesville, OK) at a local attraction - Prairie Song.

Between the fabulous, hand built western town on close to 980 acres, and the neighboring property of close to 1500 acres, the rolling plains and sprawling vistas will make for a nice day’s run.

The plan is to have the event dependent solely on donations rather than charge for the event knowing that those who will run the event, will give from their hearts. The course should consist of approximately (3) 10+ mile loops and (3) aid stations.

We are also looking to have a totally GREEN event in that there will be no cups at the aid stations thereby eliminating the need to pick them up afterwards & to ensure that we can keep the property pristine.

If you just happened to be running with your “sweetheart” and get the inkling to “get hitched”, the Wildwood Chapel is right there on site.

For now, we are still in the planning stages, but stay tuned (here & on Facebook).


Monday, January 16, 2017

Run With Your Heart

Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in our own lives, in our own day to day living, that we forget the burdens others are forced to endure.

Before I die, I vow to think of others and to reach out in hope and compassion.

WHY? Because it matters!
A friend & fellow ultra runner; Kelvin T Reid; who was recently & suddenly stricken with ALS & I want to do what I can to help him fight & beat this terrible disease.

First off, there is a virtual race as a fund raiser going on now through US Road Running for Kelvin. Kelvin has always taken time to reach out to others and never was too busy to encourage me, a offer words of encouragement & to convince me to keep going. He says that we can do anything we put our minds to.
Kelvin is an accomplished Ultra Runner who has been suddenly stricken with ALS. Virtual runs allow you to run any distance, and time, any your entry fee ($17.99) and get this wonderful honary medal of support for Kelvin. 

PLEASE, even if you don't run...walk it. It matters...and we need to do things that matter. 
code 36O4ND.

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 y...