Mat 24v21-22 – The last few miles

As a runner who has run races from 5 kilometres to marathons, one thing is always the same – the last few kilometres always feel so long. Whether it’s running kilometres 4 to 5 or kilometres 40 to 42, it seems like the end will never come. It feels like you are being tested to… Continue reading Mat 24v21-22 – The last few miles

1Ti4v8 – How fit do they look?

I recently had the opportunity to run a marathon, and as always, as I trudge wearily along the roads, I am in awe of those who I see ahead of me. It’s not just that they are ahead of me, but the fact that I would never have picked them as a marathon runner. Some… Continue reading 1Ti4v8 – How fit do they look?

Jos 1v8 – Spiritual fitness

I was running a 15k and dreading it. Four years ago, when I was running ultramarathons, this distance would have felt like a walk in the park. Today, I was tired and needed many walk breaks to complete the distance. Isn’t it sad that we can’t hold onto our fitness? As the saying goes. “Use… Continue reading Jos 1v8 – Spiritual fitness

Luk 10:36 – Go and do likewise

“The Good Samaritan” is a well-known parable. It is clear and easy to understand – be like the Samaritan and show love, empathy, and kindness to others. Simple right? The simple messages are often the most profound yet easily overlooked in our lives. I was reminded of this during my recent marathon attempt when I… Continue reading Luk 10:36 – Go and do likewise

Joh 6v35 – Root cause analysis

My marathon training was halted due to an Achilles injury. After a visit to the physio, I learned that my Achilles was not the issue but rather an imbalance in my hamstrings. After some further rehab, I realised that the hamstring imbalance was due to a weakness in my glutes. So I focused on fixing… Continue reading Joh 6v35 – Root cause analysis

Joh 6v35 – Root cause analysis

My marathon training was halted due to an Achilles injury. After a visit to the physio, I learned that my Achilles was not the issue but rather an imbalance in my hamstrings. After some further rehab, I realised that the hamstring imbalance was due to a weakness in my glutes. So I focused on fixing… Continue reading Joh 6v35 – Root cause analysis

Mat 24v12-13 – Strong start weak finish

I recently watched a stage of the Tour de France. One of the cyclists was amazing as he pulled away and held the lead for over 50km. The final 3km was a huge hill, but he was over two minutes ahead of the second rider. His win was guaranteed. However, as the hill wore on,… Continue reading Mat 24v12-13 – Strong start weak finish

Heb 12v11 – Worthwhile discipline

We all know that to live a long and healthy life it is important to stay fit. However if staying fit was easy most of the population would be exercising. The reality is we live in a world with high levels of poor health, inactivity, and obesity. Keeping fit requires daily discipline and most are… Continue reading Heb 12v11 – Worthwhile discipline

Pro 17v27 – Headlamp

It’s a perfect evening atop the mountain as we enjoy the sun slowly melting beyond the distant hills gilding the valley in a farewell gift of gold. As darkness slowly creeps across the sky, draining all vestiges of colour, we decide to head back. Making our way down the hill, only our headlamps enable us… Continue reading Pro 17v27 – Headlamp

Gen 1v16 – Two lights to rule

Recently we had the privilege of doing a beautiful hike on one of the Stellenbosch wine farms. It’s called the “Sunset to Moonrise” hike. You hike up a hill and enjoy a picnic while watching the sunset, followed by the full moon rising over the mountains. We were in awe, watching the skies turn glorious… Continue reading Gen 1v16 – Two lights to rule