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Marrying Strength and Endurance

June 27, 2016

I am going to be honest here.  At one point in my life I hated to run.  That all changed one day when I was 13 and I was transformed into a kid who hated running to a kid who was fully devoted to developing my running abilities, training through the snow, rain, and any other obstacles I faced.  I trained like that for 20 years until my body could take it no longer.  I was so run-down at the end…

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Living Fearlessly: Adoption

June 9, 2016
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A friend of mine in Redding, Natalie Putnam, asked me to write a guest blog for her site on adoption.  It was the first time I had taken the time to really sit down and write out my feelings on this journey we have been on the last 10 months.  I wanted to repost it here for all of you as well… Previous to starting our adoption process Sara had spent a week training in Ethiopia during their cool, damp,…

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Olympic Marathon Trials

March 18, 2016
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The Olympic Marathon Trials happened on February 13th.  I did not make the team, and far from it- it was the first race I’ve ever had to DNF in, something I had hoped I’d never have to do.  When I toed the line in LA on a blazing hot day, I had incredible peace and expectation filling my heart.  I knew I had done all I could do before getting to the line, and I felt so grateful for how…

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An Incredible Ride: Thanks Ry

January 18, 2016
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By, Sara Hall This week, Ryan made the decision to step away from competitive running (You can read his blog below this on reasons for doing so if you haven’t yet). It was a bittersweet day for me when he made the final decision, and yet I knew in my spirit it was the right one. On one hand there was relief. Few saw and experienced the struggle he went through like I did. Constantly trying to encourage him and…

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My Running Dream

January 16, 2016
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By Ryan Hall   It all started in a day dream, looking out over the waters of Big Bear Lake on a car ride to a middle school basketball game.  I was 13 years old and was hit with a vision that I should attempt a 15-mile run around the lake, despite the fact that the only running I was doing at the time was chasing a ball.  The next Saturday I laced up my running shoes and took the first steps…

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