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When asked what the greatest commandment in all of life is, Jesus Christ said, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord your God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength" (Mark 12:28-34). When we seek our Creator above all other things, and submit our lives to him, everything else has a way of falling in place.

So I'm seeking to live a more healthy lifestyle but that's not the main thing that's on my mind. The main thing that's on my mind is loving the Lord my God by being a good steward of this body he's so graciously given me. May he be glorified in my quest for health and yours!

Member Since: 3/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 130,345

My Goals:
1. To reach a flat-road, no-wind sprint speed of 30 mph or more by July 31, 2020.

2. To increase my average speed on the bike to 19.0 mph by August 31, 2020.

3. To weigh 200 lbs. by October 31, 2020.

4. To ride my bike for 4,000 or more miles by December 31, 2020.

My Program:
1. Food: I will use the SP nutrition tracker to ensure a proper balance of foods each day and to stay within my cal range.

2. Exercise: During the outdoor cycling season in Minnesota, I will almost exclusively focus on the bike, but in the winter and again in the fall I will strength train at Anytime Fitness and cardio train on my indoor bike trainer, the treadmill, and the elliptical machine.

3. Support and Accountability: My wife, a couple good friends at church, and the SP community serve as my encouragers on this journey!

Personal Information:
My wife and I live in Elk River, Minnesota which is just northwest of Minneapolis. I am one of the Pastors of Glory of Christ Fellowship in Elk River. My wife is a special education para-professional and also loves to ride her bike!

Other Information:
1. Cycling is by far my favorite hobby.
2. Reading & writing.
3. Astronomy. .
4. Football.
5. I love crime shows: 24, 48 hours, CSI, Numbers, NCIS, Monk, etc.

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    I am learning more and more how much kindness can bring so much joy. Thank you for being kind to me this week by taking time to stop by and read my blogs and to share your thoughts about them. What an encouragement you are to me. Thank you again. emoticon emoticon Ruthie
    262 days ago
  • v JILLIAN0216
    Hope you don't have any storm damage. I heard the cities area was pretty active overnight.
    268 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
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    274 days ago
  • v REMBRY
    thank you for your comment on my little blog .. I did respond but in case you dont have notifications it is ..

    hello all that commented .. funny how just copying a paragraph ..
    to throw it out there
    created the assumption that I believed it ..
    ... what I could do about it if I did ..
    as well how not to create more of the same ..

    great discussion thank you ..

    I do believe thoughts become things ..
    change your thinking change your life ..

    the world needs our prayers ..
    no doubt

    but it also needs our commitment to ourselves .. as to what is right .. wrong .. tolerable or not .. so we can set some boundaries within our own lives .. our families .. communities and countries .. support those in power that act as we would expect within those boundaries ..

    in my humble opinion ..
    not everything is acceptable ..
    not everything is true ..
    not everyone is honest or has your best interest at heart ..

    I will continue to pray for truth to be revealed .. that justice prevail .. peace be restored in every soul ..
    as well the healing of all .. in every area ..

    "all is well" .. feel it in your soul .. share it in your lives ..
    smile ..
    "He's got the whole world .. in His hands .. He's got the whole wide world in His hands .."

    huge hugs ..
    275 days ago
    thanks for reading my blog have a great week
    280 days ago
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