Saturday, August 1, 2009


Thank you to those who supported our team by ordering a LIFE Runners shirt. We were finally able to meet our minimum shirt request of 12, and I was able to put in the order this Friday (31 July). Lloyd Clarke Sports said that the shirts should be done in approximately 10 business days. Then I will mail them off to you as soon as I can so that you can start to train in them.

I have been able to raise $70 so far for my ProLife charity, A Woman's Answer Medical Center. For more information about this charity, please visit AWA is a pregnancy crisis center in Gainesville, Florida that provides pregnant women alternative medical services to abortion. My Knights of Columbus council is currently raising money for a new ultrasound machine for AWA, and I am hoping to support this effort by raising additional funds through the Twin Cities Marathon.

My training has been going well. No injuries, but I have been forced to run on my treadmill a lot, because of the heat. I have not purchased my plane tickets yet, but I plan to have a similar itinerary as Pat. I am looking forward to seeing everyone in October.

God Bless,
Romans 12:12


2009 Living In Faith Exchange Runners (LIFER's) Team
* TC Marathon for ProLife: 4 Oct 2009 (Respect Life Sunday)
* Marathon: Kristi, Brenda, Jason, Doug, Rich, John, Jim, Steve, Pat
* 10 miler: Tammy 5K: Aaron/Trevor
* Team mission: God first, Defend the unborn (ProLife), Encouragement, Health
Hi, LIFE Runners -

Please go to and post an update on your training, faith, and marathon arrival/departure info. Kristi, how are your injuries? Aaron is healthy again and plans to run the TC 5K with his son Trevor. How is the Clydesdale weight loss competition going (Steve, Doug, Jason)?

UPDATE: I am dealing with some pain in one foot...but will nurse it to the TC Marathon finish line. I will likely not run the Sioux Falls half marathon in Sep. We have found a beautiful running loop near our home (rolling hills, trees, minimal traffic, usually see deer/turkeys/raccoons). Running helps me deal with periodic impatience as we get settled into our home and work. I feel closest to God when receiving the Eucharist and when I am running...quiet/listening time...discerning His will. My flight arrives at 2:20 PM, 2 Oct and departs at 5:10 PM, 4 Oct.

LODGING: Best Western Normandy (800-372-3131, "LIFE Runners Block" for $94)
* Rich/Doug/Pat: Best Western, Fri-Sun, booked
* Steve/Tina: Best Western, Fri-Sun, booked?
* Jason/Deanna: Best Western, Fri-Mon, booked
* Kristi: Best Western, needs a roommate, Fri-Sun, booked
* Aaron/Brenda: Holiday Inn, Fri-Sun, booked
* Jim: staying with his daughter
* John/Chris: Best Western, Fri-Sun, booked?

Run for ProLife,
Phil 4:13