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KT82 Training – Week 4

I run alone. It’s dark. It’s quiet. It’s cold. I don’t listen to music, not that I wouldn’t but I enjoy the time to think. It was a good week of running. I felt the improvement. I’m up from a labored jog to a regular jog. The week started on Saturday with a three mile run. I was excited to run it a full two minutes faster than the last time I ran that route. It gave me some confidence…

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KT82 Training – Week 3

Remember the scene in Rocky IV where Rocky travels to Russia to train before fighting Drago? You know, the part where he’s running through the snow? That’s kind of what it’s like in Indiana in the winter. You’re laboriously trudging through snow. That’s a little what it felt like on my Wednesday run. Well, not entirely but when you’re in the middle of run when there’s snow on the ground, it can sometimes feel that way. My running team sent…

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055 – Pursuing Happiness with Mike Ferry

Show Notes In this episode, I am joined by Mike Ferry as we talk about teaching our children to be happy. Mike is a smart guy and has done some research in the area of teaching our children to be happy. He has a book out called Teaching Happiness and Innovation. Habits We need to teach our kids habits that will make them happier and more innovative. Some of the habits include practicing gratitude and extending kindness. Along with listening…

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KT82 Training – Week 2

It was the coldest of days, it was the warmest of days. For January anyway. I am happy to report that I met my weekly goal of five miles this week. Honestly it wasn’t even too difficult to accomplish. I started out on Saturday with a 3.1 mile run. Not a fast pace by any means. I feel like when I start running again, it’s more of a labored jog than a run. But I made it nonetheless and I…

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Did You Take My Noodles?

I messed up bad this week. I really disappointed my kids. Specifically, Emma. I received a text message from her the other day as I was eating lunch. Emma: Did you take MY buttered noodles? Me: Oops. (guilty face emoji) Emma: Dad! Now I am without noodles…the noodles that I made! The noodles I was so happy to eat today! Me: I’m sorry. (tearful face emoji) Emma: Shame on you… Look, parents, sometimes we will disappoint our kids. Sometimes it’s…

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KT82 Training – Week 1

KT82 Training – Week 1 This week I started training for the KT82 trail relay run on June 4 in Missouri. My buddy, Doug, who lives in the St. Louis area got a few of us together to run it. So, I thought I would blog about my training progress each week to help keep me motivated and accountable. I live in northwest Indiana, or upstate Indiana, as I like to say sometimes, where the winters can get cold and…

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054 – Passive Parenting

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: I took Emma and Nolan to All Fired Up in West Lafayette to do a craft project. We purchased a ceramic item and they got to paint it. I like to have stuff like this to do during break. Eli In this episode I talk about passive parenting and the example we find in the Bible. 1 Samuel 2 talks about Eli and the disaster that his sons are. They are wicked and sinful.…

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