Running By Faith

Running the miles. Sharing the encouragement!

Hi. I’m Tommy, and I love to run. I love encouraging people! And, I choose to Run by Faith!

What does “Run by Faith” mean? Pretty simple, really. My favorite book, the Bible, has a great quote that says to, “walk by faith, not by sight“. Well, as a runner, I ‘run by faith, not by sight’. Get it now?

Here, I plan to share my passion for running, along with my passion of encouragement. I want to help you run some trails, and help you navigate through life. Bottom line, this is my new blog where fitness, friends and faith come together to help you, “Run by Faith”!

The Starting Line

Running has changed me. It started by signing up for a simple 5k race in 2005. I never would’ve thought that a 5k would end up changing how I do everyday life.

It’s the running community. It’s the challenge of the training. It’s the journey of walking, or in this case, learning to run by faith.

I’ve often heard that we should, “learn to enjoy the journey”. What does that really mean? To me, it’s always about the destination, right? How soon can we get from Point A to Point B to really begin to have some fun! But, if we are always rushing to get to the destination, we will miss the little blessings of the journey it takes to get there.

As a runner, I am always focused on finishing the race “How is my pace?” “How much longer til I cross the line?” “Will I get a P.R.? “(personal record) But, if I solely focus on the finish, I lose the joy of the journey to get there.

My goal is to help you to learn to enjoy the journey. To explore new places to run, cool places to grab a bite, or a beverage, and share some encouragement along the way.

Go make a difference, and run by faith!