Saturday, May 18, 2013

Nothing is Impossible, Anything is Possible

"Stop waiting for approval, start creating - your eternity is in your hands."  - Dr. Tim Storey

What do you really, really want to do in life?  Throw out limitations (time, money, family, location, physical) and think about what you want to do and accomplish!  Take some time today to write down your wants, your talents, your abilities, and your passions.  What do you most enjoy?  What do you least enjoy?

If you are reading this blog, you may enjoy running, exercise, cycling, hiking, swimming, adventures, fitness, etc...stop limiting yourself and believe that God can do anything through you.  "Jesus said...'If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.'" (Mark 9:23, NKJV)

You don't always have to be the fastest, smartest, strongest, best looking, or the most popular.  God is no respecter of persons, but wants you to enjoy life and share the joy of life with others!  "...The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all." (Ecclesiastes 9:11, NKJV)

You are a champion!  Think like a champion, live like a champion!  Hope to see you Thursday nights, 5:30 at the Champion Running Group!

- Dr. Nate

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Setbacks Can Be A Setup For A Comeback

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”   - Romans 8:28

I used to read the aforementioned scripture skeptically.  Why?  Because when going through something that is painful, frustrating, or unfortunate, it is difficult to see the possibility that any good can come out of it...My first injury of my athletic career happened in the beginning of the high school track and field season during my junior year.  I severely strained my hamstring during a race.  I remember crying on the ride home, saying, “why?”  I had just won the state championships in the 800-meter and 1600-meter races the previous season and was starting to get recruited by major universities.  Little did I know that this injury would be a set-up, leading me down the path of discovering part of my God-given purpose.  Through rehabilitation of the injury, I became interested in the field of physical therapy.  This interest blossomed into my career path and now I am a successful Doctor of Physical Therapy. Through physical therapy, I have had the privilege of helping thousands of people overcome their setbacks...God has a plan for you and can turn anything around for your good.  Trust that He loves you today and His purpose is good!

This is a except for the book I'm writing as an encouragement for athletes.  If this encouraged you, come on out every Thursday night at 5:30pm at Ala Moana Beach Park behind the tennis courts for my running group.  I start every training session with an encouraging story about running and life.

- Coach
Dr. Nate

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Jamba Juice 5K a great success this morning!

Great racing at the Banana-man Jamba 5K this morning everyone!  Champion running group runner's rocked!  PR's, age groups champions, and fun times!
On to the next goal.  What is your goal(s)?

Imagine your goal
Focus on the goal
Have courage to commit yourself to the goal!

"Goal-setting unleashes unbelievable power."
- Robert H. Schuller