Where is Eric?

It’s been a long time since my last post. Things have been busy at Principle Fitness, training, racing, and trying to have some sort of social life. Thank goodness for friends and for mountain biking!

Have raced 3 XTERRA races this year, the Columbia Triathlon for the first time in years, and the Cranky Monkey 12 Hour mtb race. It’s been a busy year of races for me! I’ve been pleased with my results and continue my upward swing back toward the level of competition I am used to.
Been on few fabulous rides to Gambrill State Park and Elizabeth’s Furnace (see pic) in the last few weeks. Pretty amazing the places a bike will take you.

Races coming up: XTERRA Charolttesville, (8/19), Annapolis Triathlon (9/9), and then XTERRA Nationals in Lake Tahoe (9/30).

In June I started as Second Reader in my church. The church pastors are our church textbooks, the Bible and Science & Health, by Mary Baker Eddy. Each church elects laypersons for read from these books each Sunday and at Wednesday meetings. While I was very nervous to commit to this post, I have found it an amazing privilege to really delve into the richness of these texts. It’s given me more depth in my faith and understanding then ever before.

One thing I do find, is that the deeper I dig and the more I grow, the bigger that challenges with which I am faced. It’s like a video game, I guess. Once you get strong enough to pass one level, the next one makes your work even harder. And the more you want to keep going!