Quote “God is great all the time. All the time God is great.”
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Sometimes you see God’s hand in multiple ways in a short time period. This week has been one of those times.
Normally when I am on my long workouts I listen to podcasts about podcasting, fitness, or other self-improvement topics. One podcast I have listened to is Just Go Bike which is hosted by RAGBRAI and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition. Last summer, they interviewed End of the Earth Cycling, who also has a podcast called Cycling for More. I was interested in the Cycling for More podcast and subscribed after hearing them on Just Go Bike. However, I was so backlogged on my podcast listening that I didn’t get around to listening to the episodes until a few weeks ago. I had kept all the episodes in the playlist and downloaded all the new ones since, so I had quite a few to listen to. Cycling for More featured Patty Birchard of Revelation Wellness. That episode led me to the founder of Revelation Wellness’s podcast Reving the Word which has workout episodes with encouragement and reflection based on a reading from the bible. Exactly the balance needed on some of my workouts and the best balance I have found for this niche.
My workout this weekend was a 12-mile trail hike. The map for the park I am using for my long workouts doesn’t have trail distances on it, so I estimated what a good route would be for my 12 mile hike that was scheduled. I knew I may have to do some backtracking in order to make the goal, but I didn’t want to overestimate and be out there longer than planned either. I did do a couple of rounds on one of the trails, before hiking the last mile plus portion back to the car. I ended with 12.17 miles – I probably wouldn’t have gotten that close even if the trail mileage had been on the map and I planned it. And my Garmin’s battery died about 10 seconds after I hit stop when I got back to the car.
I also want to wish Savannah Horstman good luck as she prepares to travel to Orlando to compete at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. This young lady has competed with my daughter in pageants over the last five years. She has had the opportunity to compete at state twice before winning this year. Savi is a poised, talented, young lady with a heart of gold. She has tweaked and focused her platform over the last few years and you can tell she knows what she stands for and how she wants to support others. God has plan for this young lady, and I look forward to watching her continue to grow and see the amazing things she is going to accomplish. Good luck Savannah!
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