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BIG Announcement! :)
Sunday, September 11, 2011      2 comments

Sorry for the tease but I had to work today and I just got home. I have some really exciting news! I have posted before about the virtual 5K run that I was working on organizing to raise funds to build a well in Uganda, Africa. As the summer wen... Read more
Take 2
Monday, August 22, 2011      2 comments

When I started Sparkpeople last winter I really didn't know what I was getting into. I soon found myself not only becoming healthier and lighter, but I was becoming connected with a whole new community. One that always encouraged, always built u... Read more
My First Race Recap - Warrior Dash Edition
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      7 comments

This Sunday I ran my first 5K, the Warrior Dash here in Minnesota. What a blast! I was really impressed with how well it was organized. With over 24,000 runners plus spectators, I never found myself waiting for anything. Need a shuttle to or fro... Read more
Time To Juice?
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      6 comments

I found a documentary on Netflix this week. "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead". It's about this Australian that goes on a 60 day fast drinking only water and fresh vegetable and fruit juice, from a juicing machine. A bit extreme I think. But he did loo... Read more
To Spark or Not To Spark?
Thursday, July 07, 2011      4 comments

It's been a month since I last blogged. Where does the time go? Between the switch to summer schedules, out of town trips and the usual duties of being a husband and dad I have been really busy. So I thought I'd update on my progress and share a... Read more
Half Way Through My 5K Your Way 8 Week Training
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      5 comments

emoticon I just finished up my fourth week in my 5K Your Way plan. I'm amazed at how much the body can chang... Read more
Never Compare Your Beginnning With Someone Else's Middle
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      6 comments

I have a thing for quotes. Whenever I hear or read an interesting quote I write it down. I really like the ones that are more thought provoking. I came across this one awhile ago. In fact, I can't even remember where I heard it. I have been want... Read more
A Lesson Learned - The Hard Way
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      11 comments

This weekend was not the best weekend for me. First of all, I work in the commission retail industry so that means working open to close all weekend long. No holiday for me. But that isn't what made the weekend bad. Going into the weekend I was ... Read more
My New Running Shoes
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      12 comments

Finally I got my new running shoes. I can't wait to try them! It's funny. I tried on a bunch of different ones, and I usually like the most expensive item I'm looking to b... Read more
Choose to Inhale, Don't Just Breathe...
Monday, May 23, 2011      9 comments

This week at work someone had turned the TV to Oprah. As I was walking by a statement one of her guests said grabbed me. Now I'm not sure the entire story, but she had interviewed a child with a terminal illness years ago, who has died since, bu... Read more
Getting Over The Wall
Monday, May 16, 2011      8 comments

Everyone of us have to get over their "wall". It can come in many forms. Some are physical. Some are emotional. Then there is my wall. The mental wall. I have struggled with it my whole life. Let me explain. Rewind a bit to this morning. It... Read more
The Village We Are Sponsoring In Africa
Thursday, May 12, 2011      0 comments

As I posted in my last blog, I am organizing a 5K run to raise money to build a well in Uganda Africa. If you have any interest please check out our team and join the cause. Or if you don't want to run think about making a donation. ... Read more
Spreading the Spark and Helping Kids in Africa.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      1 comments

Did you know? Over one billion people in this world are living without access to safe drinkable water among other basic necessities. We all know the importance of water in our own daily diet. So many do not have the luxury to drink their 8 cups ... Read more
Finding My Spark
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      7 comments

I know I've said this before, but I am so grateful for the Spark program and the Spark community. It has had a profound impact on my life. Sparkpeople has helped me find my passion for life again. I'm a pastor. I don't think I have ever men... Read more
Just Thought Someone Needed to Hear This Today
Monday, April 25, 2011      11 comments

As I've been browsing Sparkpeople I have noticed a lot of new faces in April. Maybe I just happened to notice, maybe we're having a boom of new members, I don't know, but I was checking them out. A lot of the new posts were full of hopes ... Read more

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