Chariots of Fire and the Power of Determination

I believe that God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast, and when I run, I feel His pleasure.– Eric Liddell (played by Ian Charleson) in Chariots of Fire I’m forever in pursuit and I don’t even know what I’m chasing.– Harold Abrahams (played by...

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Are You Overstriding?

Hi, everyone. I hope you have had a great week. On Saturday, I went for a four mile run, and much to my surprise, this run was two full minutes faster than a run the day before that was supposed to be a much harder run. Ultimately, I noticed...

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It’s Gotta Be The Shoes!

Hi, everyone. I hope you have had a good week. Recently it was Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday, and a lot of the sports world was examining his role in the world of sports and looking for calls about who the greatest athletes were. The Fanatic wanted the five greatest athletes...

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Winning by Losing

“No matter how great the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shape the soul and let the glory out.” Senator Albert Gore, after losing re-election in 1970 Hi, everyone. This is something that I have been thinking about writing for the last few days, but I...

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Building A Legacy

Hi, everyone. Today I am thinking about Labor Day, which is coming up. Here in Philadelphia, it’s likely to be rainy and humid, but it will still be a good day off and a chance to reflect a little on what it means to be a worker in this country, and...

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I Must Run!

If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It’s raining? That doesn’t matter. I am tired? That’s besides the point. It’s simply that I just have to- Emil Zatopek Hi, everyone. Today, we are looking at my...

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The Beginning of Long Distance Running

Hi, everyone. I have been reflecting on the last Olympics lately. They were a great demonstration of humanity being at its pinnacle. If my favorite distance runner only had what I consider to be the second greatest Olympic performance of all time, that means that number one must be...

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Finding A Messenger

Hi, everyone. I hope you had a good Easter. This past Friday, I participated in a Seven Last Words service, giving the sermon for “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” The service went pretty well, and this is the first one that I participated in...

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Gotye and the Power of Being Yourself

Hi, everyone. Welcome back to Steve the Owl’s Blog. Recently, I have been thinking about the idea that has gone around so many blogging circles about the need to write a blog in a certain way in order to make money. I am not writing today about writing a...

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