"If you’ve raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in thickets by the Jordan?" (Jeremiah 12:5). Our journey is intended to be more than simply "stumbling" through the days while the world "wears us out.” We are made to experience the thrill of "running with horses” and to navigate life amongst the "thickets." The RWH blog focuses on both the spiritual race of which Jeremiah speaks, and the physical act of running that I absolutely love. In short, it's where "the miles meet the Message" to provide insight, perspective & encouragement that might enable you & I to successfully run either of the races set before us. May our course be purposeful and may we be passionate in our pursuit of the abundant life He desires for us.

Monday, February 25, 2013

ROCC Run For God - Yes, YOU can! (Week 2)

The following slides were reviewed on Monday night, 2/25.  Included are those covered by Emily Davis of Fleet Feet - Winston Salem, as well as additional video clips (the Kayla segment that we watched, and two additional ones highlighting Eric Liddell and Edwin Moses - Enjoy).  Get your three runs in this week and I look forward to seeing everyone back next Monday night when we discuss running YOUR race and take a look at various running gear, as part of our Running 101. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Actual WXII story in this video clip - Got to love the "Kayla Catch", this girl is pure grit and grace.  Would love to have half the determination and appreciation for physical abilities, like running, as she does.

Below is a clip from the movie - Eric Liddell is lining up as the clip begins, shaking hands with his competition. Also, I forgot to mention at the study, but Eric had a well known running style in Scotland. As he came toward the stretch, he would tilt his head back, open his mouth and claw at the air (part of feeling God's pleasure in his mind, but ridiculed by others until they raced him).  In fact, it was said that at one race, the crowd saw he was middle of the pack and felt like he couldn't catch up.  The Scot in the crowd said, "Don't ya worry, his head's no' back yet." Sure enough, he won.

The 1984 Gold Medal race and Edwin's 104th consecutive final victory.  Listen towards the end of the reference to his 13 steps.  Also great to hear Al Michaels' voice.  Does anyone else remember this like it was yesterday?  Enjoy one of the greatest track and field athletes and individuals of all time.

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