Pro 28v1 – Running away

“The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are bold as lions” (Proverbs 28:1). Many of us remember sneaking a cookie from the jar as kids. Even when no one was around, there was always an extra bit of caution, not wanting to be seen or caught. But have you… Continue reading Pro 28v1 – Running away

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

Ecc 1v3-7 – Cycles

Training for a marathon teaches you one thing – repetition. As I trudge bleary-eyed along the promenade, I watch the sun rise each day from the same spot while the waves consistently crash against the shore. The repetition reminds me of King Solomon’s words – “What do people gain from all their labours at which… Continue reading Ecc 1v3-7 – Cycles

Isa 40v31 – Ultimate Renwal

It was the 81km mark in the Comrades marathon with 8km to go. My energy was completely depleted. I had last seen my husband over 8 hours ago when I encouraged him to run ahead, as I wasn’t feeling good. I was planning to stop at halfway, but friends encouraged me to keep going. I… Continue reading Isa 40v31 – Ultimate Renwal

Psa 84:2 – Fainting

Have you ever put so much effort into something you almost fainted? I have had this experience running ultramarathons. These races are a big stretch for me as a rather average runner. Often the last few hours push me way beyond my limit resulting in me sometimes feeling light-headed and close to fainting from exhaustion.… Continue reading Psa 84:2 – Fainting

Rom 3v28 – Setting the pace

It was our first Comrades marathon, a huge 90km (56 mi) race, and the fear was palpable. When the gun boom shattered the darkness, runners surged forward, intent on keeping their goal pace even on the first hill. We ran slowly and even walked the hill. I recall the looks and mumbled comments, “they will… Continue reading Rom 3v28 – Setting the pace