Author Archives: Run Toks Run

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 14)

I was scheduled to lead this week’s running session for my church’s running group. It’s part of a 0-to-5k programme to help participants build the endurance they need to successfully run a 5-kilometre race. I took part in the spring edition earlier in the year and benefited immensely from the sessions. Today, I am leading […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 13)

There comes a time in every long-distance race when the energy that runners start with is not enough to carry them through to the finish line. Strength is depleted. Fatigue sets in. Pain intensifies. Runners are tempted to quit altogether. The antidote to this is not trying harder or digging deeper (there is nothing in […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 12)

My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the two runners who collapsed after crossing the finish line of the Cardiff Half-marathon. Unfortunately, Ben McDonald and Dean Fletcher did not survive the cardiac arrest they each suffered soon after completing the race. Just a few hours before this sad incidence, their respective […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 10)

The admonition to run the race of our lives with perseverance draws inspiration from the success stories of Hebrews 11 faith heroes. It also looks intently at how Jesus fulfilled HIS earthly mission. Jesus had a big WHY for enduring the cross. Perhaps we can find our WHY in His WHY. What was the joy […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 9)

In the ancient Grecian games, winners of athletic EVENTS received crowns made from olive branches, freshly plucked from the temple of Zeus, in Olympia. Athletes from far and wide trained hard and competed fiercely for these wreaths and the honour that accompanied them. Winning was a big deal. Paul also ran his race with an […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME – WEEK 8

A common response people give when presented with a challenge is, “That’s not at all possible! There’s no way I can ever accomplish that!” By default, many shrink into their comfort zones when challenged to go a few notches above their greatest accomplishment to date. Yet, there is always a higher place to which we […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 7)

You did it! Well done! Kudos! Awesome! Now that you’ve been there, done that, got the T-shirt and the shiny medal, what next? Are you going to relax, relapse or refocus? These questions are relevant, especially after every victory. When you expend energy and put in a lot of effort to reach a milestone, you […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 6)

Ebenezer! On the journey of life, there are milestones you need to acknowledge and celebrate. You may not yet be where you want to be, but you are no longer where you used to be. You do not need to beat yourself up for having not achieved you BIG goal. Instead, pat yourself on the […]

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