Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Belief vs. Faith

We are having a Gospel Meeting this week with Brother Gary Henry from Nashville, Tennessee. The first three days have been amazing. I am very blessed to have the opportunity to hear him speak.

On Monday, Gary spoke about Faith: Faith based in tradition versus Faith that is ours. He said that faith based in tradition is more like belief. We believe something is possible. While faith that has become ours and no longer the faith of the person who taught us the gospel is indeed faith.

Gary gave a great example. I wish I could remember who he said he first heard it from, but it went a little something like this:
Belief is believing it is possible for some one to push a wheelbarrow across Niagara Falls while walking a tightrope. But faith is getting in the wheelbarrow.

How many times do we forget to get into the wheelbarrow? Do we just sit back believing it's possible or do we truly have faith?

Get in the wheelbarrow!
Faithful Lane

Friday, August 13, 2010

Marathon training: Ready, Set, Go!

Marathon training starts on Monday. Being the overachiever that I am, I like to be ahead of everything. So really marathon training started this week. I do this so I can get one more long run in in my training.

I'm running the Women's Half Marathon on November 7th. I have a little over 2 months worth of training separating me from the race.

My goal is to finally break my 2:10 mark. This means I need to shave about 10mins off my time from January. Here's hoping I will!

I'm going to try my best to stick to my training plan. 3 runs a week, 2 days of cross training, 2 days of strength training. The cross training and strength training usually fall by the wayside, unfortunately.

But not this time!!

~Runner Lane

About the Lanes

By day, I'm a working professional in higher education.

By night, I'm a volleyball coaching, sports reffing, distance running, faith professing fool attempting to start my master's.

When your day starts before 6am and you aren't eat dinner until 8pm or later most nights, your day is packed with activity and you will see a small glimpse of it here.

I've been coaching and playing sports for as long as I can remember, but I became very involved coaching volleyball in the Fall of 2009 and haven't looked back since. When I can, I ref games on weekends when I'm not coaching.

I was always an active person. In 2008 a friend turned me on to running and since I have ran a half marathon every year. When I don't have time to run, those around me can tell and sometimes get irritated and tell me to go run.

My faith is important to me. I grew up attending church with my family and still attend to this day. I try my best to live a life God would be please with.

So as you read my blog you will see the different Lane's of life: Working Lane, Coach Lane, Ref Lane, Runner Lane and Faithful Lane.