HISTORYRUNNER

SparkPoints
 
Photos
See this image larger
Pre-Wheatbelly fun: Pizza and "Koelsch" (Cologne-area specialty beer) in Germany



See this image larger
Cologne, Germany -- overlooking the Rhine River, Cologne Cathedral in background



See this image larger
Moscow Mtn. Madness Half-Marathon 9/12 (2:17:55)


SparkGoodies
go to goodies page
Skis
From:
JSTETSER
go to goodies page
Rainbow
From:
WOUBBIE
go to goodies page
Christmas Tree
From:
WOUBBIE
Awards

 
Interact with HISTORYRUNNER
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts


I am 53, healthy, but (or and) deeply interested in the art and science of healthy eating. I'm convinced that getting a fix on diet and nutrition will make me not only a healthier, but also a happier, and life-giving, creative, contributing person. I also am working on making medium distance running a fixture in my life.

I have been following a gluten-free diet since Jan. 1 of 2012. Increasingly my family and I are going in a primal diet direction. I'm trying to fold this into a larger perspective where healthy eating (organic, whole, and if possible locally produced foods) is not only for my personal benefit, but also a small way to help build a better society by supporting health and an ethos of sustainability on a large scale. Over time I've become more aware of and concerned/passionate about the politics of food and nutrition as well.

I truly enjoy running and have done four half-marathons between 9/11/11 (yes, really) and March 2013, as well as a sprinkling of 10ks, 5ks, and an 8-mile trail run. I run in a minimalist fashion and have been influenced by the "Chi running" approach. I hope to continue this for the rest of my life. I do enjoy trail running when I have the chance and have had some beautiful times in the hills of N. Idaho as well as along the bank of the Snake River. Mostly, though, I train on the backroads of wheat country here in E. Washington.

I have been a follower of Jesus since college, way back in the day, and am on an ever-evolving path to understand and practice my faith in real life.



Member Since: 8/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 0

My Goals:
I am becoming a relatively proficient medium-distance runner (up to half-marathon) using minimalist running technique and am now exploring trail running. I want to learn more about strength training. Always educating myself more on diet, nutrition, and running. Get into the habit of stopping to center during the day.


My Program:
Mixing running and strength training throughout the week. Always have a nutrition or food culture book to work on. Get enough sleep!



Personal Information:
History teacher in Eastern WA state. Especially likes the history of popular religion, modern war, and collective memory and commemorations.

Homeschooling Dad, house-churching Jesus follower.

Going gluten-free and exploring low-carb and paleo diets.

Trying to become a decent distance runner. Greatly enjoying the increased fitness and vitality.

Next goal is regular meditation.





Other Information:
"On a flat road runs the well-train'd runner,//He is lean and sinewy with muscular legs,//He is thinly clothed, he leans forward as he runs,//With lightly closed fists and arms partially rais'd."
-- Walt Whitman, "The Runner"

"Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In Englands green & pleasant Land."
- From the hymn "Jerusalem" based on a poem by William Blake and the inspiration for the title of the film "Chariots of Fire"




Read More About HISTORYRUNNER - Profile Information moved here. (Updated November 29)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"








(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v DWERTZY1
    Keeping you in prayer!!
    Have a blessed day!
    3297 days ago
  • v GOURMETLOSER
    Welcome once again to "Living Healthy for Jesus"
    We are currently running a 12 week challenge for weight loss/ maintenance with lots of other challenges incorporated. It started yesterday but if you wanted to join us you would be welcome. The challenges start off simple but will get more difficult as time goes on. Let me know if you want to join us. It may not be quite what you are looking for. Either way there is still lots happening on the team at the moment and I trust you'll be able to join in and get to know us and grow with us.
    I'll send the letter I sent to everyone about the challenge and then the letter about the first week in case you decide you do want to join in.
    3301 days ago
  • v ABSOLUTZER0
    Hey! Welcome to the Half Marathon team! Are you ready to rock in 2012?

    Nicholas
    3304 days ago
Member Comments (38):  << First< Previous678