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Wild Duluth 50k Race Recap

Sea Bass —  October 20, 2013

Team UppercutWell the 50k is officially on the books!   Tony and I ran a respectable race for a couple of flat landers.   We ran strong and hard.  We both had our weak moments but lifted each other up and helped each other carry on.  We ran the race and we ran to win!

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize” -1 Corinthians 9:24-25.

We knew before we started that we would not come in first but we ran with the intent of winning anyway.  Tony and I had an interesting conversation after the race where he said why would anyone run a race like this for fun?   Why would they ever enter and not intend to win?The race of life very much parallels the race we just ran.  It is long and hard.  There are moments of wonder and euphoria and there are moments of pain and despair.   Continue Reading…

5k to 50k: The Battle Begins

Sea Bass —  March 16, 2013

 The Battle Begins!

5k to 50k

A 5k to 50k update

A Call to Arms:

So spring is right around the corner and I am looking forward to training for the Wild Ones 50K trail run in Duluth.  So far the only ones committed are Tony Thoma and myself.  We are looking for a few good men to join us so if you have interest let me know.  A team of 4 would be great.  For added incentive Continue Reading…

Building Stability with Your Body

Building StabilityI drag myself through Taco John’s doors feeling like a walking skeleton.  I am soaked, my stability is shot and I stink.  All I need is water.  “Is it possible to get some water?” I say as I gasp for breath.  Basically it was like a scene out of 127 Hours.  Quickly, the lady behind the counter reaches for the largest cup as fast as she can.  I fill it with water and mumble some sort of thanks and continue running towards my goal of 20 miles.  The term “running” might be a little far fetched at this point.  I was spent.  My former stability was gone as  I stumbled the last few miles to my home.  I pressed on.  I was desperate to complete my goal. Continue Reading…

We’ve talked about determining your purpose for running & life in this post: Running for a Purpose.  Purpose helps us determine the ultimate destination.  Goals are the result for each part of that journey.  As a runner you are somewhere along the journey.  Perhaps you’re at the beginning, middle or maybe you’re a seasoned veteran.  Either way, to continue to be a successful runner you will need goals.

Why should you set goals?

  • running goalsGoals help you push through difficult runs.
  • Goals keep you focused on the end result…your purpose.
  • Goals build self confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
  • Goals will push you to work harder during workouts.
  • Goals will help you become more persistant on longer runs.
  • Goals will give you insight to your true ability.
  • Goals will build your excitement about running. 
  • Goals will move you closer and closer to your ultimate destination.  Continue Reading…

Find Your Greatness

Sea Bass —  August 20, 2012

find your greatnessGreatness can be referred to individuals who possess a natural ability to be better than all others. This concept implies that the particular person or object, when compared to others of a similar type, has clear and noticeable advantage. All too often we perceive greatness with this definition in mind. We think that greatness is reserved for a few chosen people and that we are reserved to a role of standing by and watching “superstars” perform acts of greatness. All too often we compare ourselves to others and fail to realize that we all have the ability to be great in Gods eyes.

Luke 7:28 states:
“I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

John the Baptist was a great man of his time. He lived his life and used his ministry to serve Jesus and open the hearts of people for the coming of the Christ. As great as John was, Jesus says that those in God’s Kingdom are greater still — not because of what those in the Kingdom have done or will do, but because of the grace of God given through Jesus’ atoning sacrifice and adoption into the family of God. Continue Reading…