More than an Ironman, Part 5


Here’s to the final 3 weeks!  ONE of the primary goals in this process of preparing for an Ironman was to trim down. I didn’t know how it would play out, but I’ve found that at this point I’m 30 pounds down from my start weight and feel good! I haven’t been at this weight since early college years. It is always great to have more than one win along the way and I’ve found that with encouragement and the challenge by others I’ve been able to accomplish one goal even before race day. Here’s to being reminded of what scripture calls us too in Philippians 1:27,

“Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.”

Thank you for encouraging me and asking questions along the way. Now WE push forward in the final weeks of training focused on remaining healthy and getting rest to be ready for race day. There are still miles to complete so we don’t lose the fitness trained for, yet there is nothing more to gain by pushing it in the final three weeks. For this reason we will see a total of 131.75 miles approximately this week.


This past Friday Bridget and I had the chance to help park nearly 1200 cars for the Solheim Cup to raise funds to support campers attending Fellowship of Christian Athletes(FCA) Central Iowa Camp. The past two summers we’ve spent time alongside other coaches encouraging student athletes in their faith journey and development of skills. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting some great coaches and families from Iowa and surrounding states. It also has been amazing getting to meet athletes excited to spend a week growing in faith alongside community, sharing in the joy of competition in their sports. There was plenty of joy in the competition this past weekend at the Solheim Cup which many were able to experience in Des Moines.


All this to be said, we are excited to invite you into helping support the fundraising efforts of FCA Camp by providing experiences for student athletes as well as the continuing ministry throughout the year across the state. You can decide how you would like to support FCA here.

We encourage you to pledge to donate per mile as follows:
$0.10 per mile = $13.18
$0.25 per mile = $32.94
$0.50 per mile = $65.88
$0.75 per mile = $98.81

Your donations make a difference and I hope my journey can encourage you to help others. Here’s to changing lives along the way! I’d also invite your prayers for health and rest as we close in on the Big Day!


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