A New Year

Hello friend, I am again running the Grand Rapids Half-Marathon this fall. I am still running with Team World Vision but this year is a little different. This year Lyric, myself, and my friend Daniel will alos be running with MyTeamTriumph. MyTeamTriumph is an organization that gives handicapped individuals the opportunity of a lifetime, to…

Trying Times

Injuries are annoying. My left foot has been hurt the past week and a half. Honestly, it has been some of the hardest and most trying times of my life. I know that may sound trivial, but for me it’s a big deal. When you are used to running every day, even just one day…

Because They Walk

On Sunday I ran the 2015 Grand Rapids Half-Marathon. Compared to the marathon I ran a year before, it was a breeze. I felt amazing until mile 12 when I suddenly hit a wall and had a sharp pain in my side. But I pushed through it and it went away after half a mile. I felt…

Legs

When I was three years old I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. My parents prayed and prayed. Our church rallied around us and surrounded us with prayer. God healed me and now I have been cancer-free ever since. Sometimes I wonder, why did God choose to save me. Why did I live while others, whose…

Why I Run

Some would call me a runner. Perhaps even a serious runner. I would hardly refer to myself in those terms, but I suppose that is what happens when you run a marathon. Today I was reminded why I run. If you had said to me in the spring of 2014 that in less than a…

12 Reasons You Should Run A Marathon This Year

Don Kern is the founder and race director of the Grand Rapids Marathon. He has run 229 marathons or longer races, in each fifty states of the USA twice, in twenty-five countries, and at the North Pole. I’d say he is an expert on running, and, especially, marathons. So here are his “12 Reasons You Should Run…