The Race Is On

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In 42 days, I will compete in the longest distance triathlon I have ever attempted. “Did Not Finish” or DNR is not an option. The Florida Rocketman Triathlon will commence on October 12 with a 1 mile swim-34 mile bike-6.2 mile run. I have been training for awhile, however, it’s time to step up my game and get it done.

A triathlon is more than a race for a medal. It is about endurance, discipline, and self-control. Three characteristics that have eluded me over the years. I talk about how all things are possible with God, but I still walk around wrapped in chains –choosing to do things my own way instead stepping into freedom. The chains have become familiar, almost a comfort, but really – it’s a hassle to run with a ball and chain around my ankle. 

The next 42 days are about a challenge to allow God…

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The Race Is On

In 42 days, I will compete in the longest distance triathlon I have ever attempted. “Did Not Finish” or DNR is not an option. The Florida Rocketman Triathlon will commence on October 12 with a 1 mile swim-34 mile bike-6.2 mile run. I have been training for awhile, however, it’s time to step up my game and get it done.

A triathlon is more than a race for a medal. It is about endurance, discipline, and self-control. Three characteristics that have eluded me over the years. I talk about how all things are possible with God, but I still walk around wrapped in chains –choosing to do things my own way instead stepping into freedom. The chains have become familiar, almost a comfort, but really – it’s a hassle to run with a ball and chain around my ankle. 

The next 42 days are about a challenge to allow God to have full control of everything. My thoughts. My actions. My training. My nutrition. Why? For His glory, and His alone. Finishing this triathlon would be absolutely impossible in my own strength. Impossible.

So I press on. Tomorrow morning will be a 30 mile bike ride and a 4 mile run. No excuses.