IN JESUS NAME……I RUN
Welcome to My Running Page:
Hello, My little blog on the web is a place I hope to document and maybe provide some motivation to others who find themselves on a crazy running journey. Do I live a perfect healthily lifestyle…..in the name of Captain Oreo, heck no. But thru running I lead the best lifestyle, fitness-wise, that I can. Someone once told me, If you’re going to eat bad, you might as well run good.
I fully believe that running has allowed me to learn more about myself and enjoy life in a much deeper richer way. My running life has also inter-mixed with my spiritual life and my salvation in Christ Jesus. During my journey, I have learned that being balanced is also about how you maintain your balance on life. And how you spend time in a relationship with GOD. I choose to live every day centered on my GOD and my running/prayer time with him.
Philippians 4:13 (NIV) 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
In the beginning of my journey, I knew only that running made me feel better about myself…but now I have found that running is part of my life. I have found that it challenges me, provides peace and a connection to life I did not find in any other pursuit.
My Short Story:
I grew up in Erie, Pa and now live near Virginia Beach. I have a loving and adoring wife (Michele), two wonderful children (Jessica and Anthony) and the best Dog (Hanna) in the world. I served my country in the US Air Force for 20 years, visiting a lot of countries where they love the U.S.A and somewhere they just plain hate us. During my childhood years, I played all the “boy sports,” but was really drawn to football. I loved playing pick up games with the neighborhood kids but found little success with High School Football. Get this, I was kicked off the High School team for…….(are you ready) not being able to RUN. Ha ha ha if Jeff Lane could see me now.
My Running History:
I’ve been consistently running since 2000. Prior to this, I had a brief time in 1988 when I considered myself a runner. During my first running period, I found that I enjoyed the training runs and eventually signed up to run a 10k. This race turned into a hot mess, I knew nothing about pacing or racing. I went out way to fast and crashed and burned during the finish. After that…I was sitting out the couch, getting old and out of running until August 2000 and a remote tour to Thule, Greenland. At that time I could not run 2 miles…and a marathon was something “other” people did.
Over the years I’ve logged over 12,000 miles in a good number of states, and overseas locations like Crete, Iraq, Sicily, Greenland, United Kingdom, and Qatar.
I hope you enjoy my site, and just maybe it will inspire you to go for a run.
You can e-mail me at: briansrunningadventures (at) gmail dot com
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Prior blog posts can be seen here