Run Life on All Cylinders 


It was an unprecedented sensation. Rounding the final bend, I was amazed at the reserve of energy I still had.

It was like I was floating on air, no other metaphor fits.

As I rounded the turn, I was light on my feet, I felt little oxygen debt in a race where it is prevalent, and as I crossed the finish line, I knew something was different.

I had just broken the state indoor record for what was then the 880-yard run, know changed to the 800 meters.

How come I can still remember that day vividly 48 years later?

Because it was an experience I had never felt to that depth until of that day.

I felt the quote looking back from St. Irenaeus who said in about 202 AD: “The Glory of God is man fully alive”.

I was running on all cylinders, there was a smile on my face, and I felt like I could run the race again even though I had just broken a state record. 

On that January day, so long ago, I felt completely alive, brimming with pure joy, and delighted to be engaged in what I was meant to do.

I was living in the potential God had bestowed on me.

The smile lingered on my face for hours afterward. That day, I experienced a sense of freedom that is nearly impossible to articulate in human language.

I felt as though I was living in the original design of God, before the fall. Free, alive, and walking closely with God with the gifts he gave.

I felt hope, joy, and a hint of something eternal within my nature that I never knew was there.

Like one wise man said, "in the beginning we were not broken, we were whole". I felt whole.

God wants us to use our talents, to honor him, to be fully alive in who he created us to be.

Become fully live in Christ. Embrace the life you're destined to lead. Flourish fully for the enrichment of others. Cast aside fear and become the person you're intended to be.

As St. Catherine of Siena said: “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire”.

Run life on all cylinders.


Coach Weber

Philippians 4:13