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Reflections from a 70.3 Ironman: Trust the Training

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Reflections from a 70.3 IronmanAlong the course, the supporters are great. You’ll hear cheers from strangers. Words of encouragement are shouted. Volunteers at aid stations provide physical relief with water and ice. Additionally, you will see signs along the way. Some signs are posted in the ground while others are held by fans, family, and supporters. Of all the signs, there was one sign that stood out. The sign simply read, “Trust the Training.”

Why such a sign?

As a first timer, one reason I …

Reflections from a 70.3 Ironman: Endurance

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Iron Man 70.3

“Let us run with endurance…who for the joy before Him endured the cross.”

– Hebrews 12:2

Endurance is the opposite of quitting, and giving up stands in contrast to endurance. Endurance is a character quality that all people respect, but not everyone possesses. All admire the value, but not all have it, although all can obtain it. The only way to obtain it is to experience it. Although endurance as a concept can be understood intellectually, it cannot be gained without experience. …

Reflections from a 70.3 Ironman

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Iron Man RaceOn June 30, 2013, God graced me with the ability to finish the Buffalo Springs 70.3 Ironman Triathlon, which includes a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and a 13.1 mile run. The experience of training and competing in this event has provided me with the opportunity to learn several lessons about life and reflect on the nature of God. My experience has given me a new awareness and appreciation for all the instances in the Bible where athletic illustrations …

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