Running the Race

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I showed up in Sedona on Friday night and surprised my dad by announcing I was running the half marathon the next day. I’ll never forget that memory as long as I live. The look of utter surprise was priceless. Dad’s been running marathons since the early 80s.  I, as a kid, would color little signs and post them in our car window as we travelled around to his races. No wonder I have the exercise bug, huh? LOL Anyway, I heard this might be his last, or one of his last marathons, so[…]

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GOD CARES ABOUT BIKES?

Okay, so, it’s kinda mucky out there right now, isn’t it? Economy, swine flu, you name it. But, let’s take a few minutes and think about something that’s inspired us! Tell me your story. Here’s mine. So, you all know about my dad. He did a 3,000 mile road bike to raise money for Young Life. Well, with less than a couple hundred miles left on his ride, his bike broke. Something about a gear shifter lever. You can tell I’m not a technician, can’t you? Well, this broken shifter meant that he was stuck in ONE gear. And that’s[…]

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3,100 mile bike ride update

My dad is almost five hundred miles into his journey across America. Can you believe it? He’s raised over $20,000.00 so far! It’s amazing. He rode through Phoenix on Sunday, so Charlie and I met up with him and biked about 47 miles with him. It was such a blast even though we had a 20 mph headwind at times. In case you haven’t read his story, you can see both parts by clicking links below: Part One Part Two For the most part, things are going well. Some predicted aches and pains from riding a road bike  over 100[…]

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3,100 MILE BIKE RIDE, PART 2

My dad, Don, is on his way…he actually started the 3,100 mile bike ride across the country on Wednesday the 18th, earlier than expected. So far, so good. I’ll post some updates on the side bar as they come in. For part 2 of my spotlight on his efforts, I thought I’d ask him a couple questions. If you missed part one, CLICK HERE. Dad’s answers: LYNN:  How’d you get involved in Young Life? DAD:   One day at church I was introduced to a man who first mentioned Young Life (YL) to me. I had never heard of it. So[…]

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