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Goal Setting 2012

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Team Berlin

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First and foremost this trip to Berlin has been about furthering the cause of Christ. It seems also though every mission trip has a built in education component. This one has been an education on war and peace. After walking through the brandenburg gate, witnessing the memorial to the murdered Jews, standing over top of hitlers bunker, and the site of the book burning I came away with one conclusion. That is war is based almost completely on arrogance.Thoughts like I/we are superior to you, I/we want to make a great name for ourselves, and if you do not abide with that decision we will use all forces at our disposal.The sad fact is Berlin is full of beautiful cathedrals. Yet most of them were built as show places, not to further the cause of Christ. However encouraging signs are also in evidence. Just behind our missionaries home exists a running and cycling trail on ground that just 20 years ago held the Berlin wall. Berlin in no way seems to cover up its brutal past. Lesson…

Lake Lemon Triathlon, Round 3

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The Cricket

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Had a cricket in the bathroom that drove us crazy
for two nights we looked for him tried and hazy

Last night at 5 AM I could take it no more
Walked in the bathroom and closed the door
Your mine Mr Cricket if I have to tear out the floor
I finally found him and now he is no more

Hiding under the towel I found him there
Popped him on the head, figured that was fair
for 2 nights of misery now all is square
another night of that cricket I couldn't bear

Journey out of Gehenna

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Columbus Challenge Sprint Triathlon

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Ironman Muncie Race Recap

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The concept of racing at Ironman Muncie started in the Fall of 2010 when I heard that Ironman Corporation was buying out the Muncie Endurathon Half Ironman race.  With Ironman coming to Indiana, and looking for a marquee event for 2011, this was an obvious one.  Not long after I talked to my friend Greg Lucas, and next thing you know we are both making plans to go. 
One of the best things that happened shortly afterwards was getting hooked up with Daniel Bretscher as my coach.  He set me on a path to success that began November 1st and continued right up until race day.
Race day itself was a good experience until about an hour before the race after everything was setup and ready to go.  Then the nervousness hit me.  Thankfully my wife Sherrie was there, and made the wait to the swim start much easier on me. 
At the swim start I lined up fairly close to the front of the pack with Greg.  Had the opportunity to talk with my fellow Bretscher Multisport teammate Ron Gierut, also in my a…