Chicago Runner From Potential Curch

My story is a very unique one in that is too long to describe in a single blog, but one testimony i can share is how i went from 334lbs and 48% body fat in 2012 to 182lbs and 18% body fat in 2015. My story is a man trying to find peace, and during that time of my life, everyday was a mental battle over food and depression. I have gone thru many trials in life during this time and I started to run in addition to eating well reading the bible and praying to the lord. Though the...

Not a Runner? Yet

I wasn’t always a runner either. I found running after losing seventy pounds walking. I had undergone major brain surgery to end my epilepsy in February 2013 and discovered during recovery that I needed to get the rest of me healthy. Once walking was no longer challenging, I started off with a half mile and slowly progressed to three miles over the course of a month. I entered a four mile Turkey Trot and then a 5k for Epilepsy. I started running in September of 2013 at age 46. I believe running is a sport everyone can enjoy. No distance...

Is there any goal too high? hmmm.

With the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio well underway, I have been wondering, is there any running goal to lofty? I want to say in my heart with God in my corner, I can do all thing through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13. I ask this question to those who believe this passage. I have recently been blessed with the honor of being featured by the Broward Sheriff’s Office on their facebook page. https://facebook.com/browardsheriffsoffice/photos/a.224883684215433.48853.159190060784796/1691363560900764/?type=3&source=48 It all comes down to if you are willing to make the sacrifices anything is attainable. Granted I myself have some running goals that seem...

Failure is not an option! or is it?

I believe the answer to the impact of failure is personal. I mean some would just crumble at the sign of failure. Sure you could do that but what many people have found is that failure is not an option. Failure in its pure sense of the word is inevitable. As negative as failure sounds it just proves that we are all human. If you never fail, then I say you aren’t attempting anything that would challenge you or enable you to grow. You can look at it this way, the more you fail the more you learn about life and...

Changing Course

I have found that, “If you don’t see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, you should change direction, turn the corner or change your tunnel.” As easy as this may sound making life changes are sometimes opportunities for growth. What I mean is a change of personal or professional goals requires some sacrifice. I was enlightened when my health required me to undergo major brain surgery. It was a great opportunity for me to change my overall weight, exercise routine and eating habits. I even became a marathon runner at the age of forty-seven never runner more...

Maybe, Just Maybe

I am the last one to tell anyone what they should do. That being said, I believe adversity can successfully be overcome even when you think its hopeless. My current life experiences over the last five years have some interesting and amazing events. From 2011 up to 6 months ago, I have undergone some amazing changes out of what I would call a career train wreck. I made a move to North Carolina for a job that didn’t go as planned uprooting my family in the process. This major life event sparked increased health issues. I was out of work for almost...