Heading to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio to run in the Air Force Marathon on Saturday. I never thought I would enjoy such long runs, but it has been one of the most exhilerating things I have done. This will be, hopefully, the third one I complete and they have all had their challenges. When we begin I am full of self-doubt about training, hydration, nourishment, and toughness to make the day. But I have found the experience to be beneficial in so many area of my life. Self-discipline. Time management. Healthy lifestyle. And it has brought me closer to God. It seems that the more I push myself physically the greater awareness I have with the Creator who allows me to do such things. I am definitely thankful for the ability and the great friends who help me along this journey. I am thankful for a family who puts up with Saturday morning runs and Saturday afternoon naps. And I am grateful for the challenge. Whether I make it tomorrow or not, I am a more complete person because of having tried. Will post more after we finish!
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I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past twelve years. My wife Susan and I have three children: Madelyn, Marshall and Melisa. When we aren't attending a ballet or ballgame somewhere, you can find us...oh who am I kidding... this season of life always finds us at a ballgame (Marshall and Melisa) or a ballet (somewhat less now that Madelyn is living in Anapolis, MD.). The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts. View all posts by Todd Nelson