Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2011 Walt Disney Marathon and The Ecumenical Patriarchate

My pre-training for the 2011 Walt Disney Marathon has begun. This was my first outing since the humidity rose above 80%. Although I wouldn't be modest by telling it wasn't beautiful or graceful it was the beginning and I will only increase in strength, stamina and improve my form for better efficiency. Thank God that anticipatory anxiety is gone by the waist-side.

As some already are aware I am forming a free of charge, nation-wide, team-in-training. Its purpose is to create a presence of Orthodox Christians in the running community by networking through the Internet nationally and assist local communities begin smaller running groups to bridge the distance and address our individual need for koinonia.

As the team leader I will provide a four day a week beginner training schedule to everyone who is interested to assist beginners to run their first marathon, while inviting veterans to share their experiences. The main function of this forum will be to share Orthodoxy with fellow runners to create a real sense of community and to ultimately raise awareness of the plight of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Well, after this evenings short run (operative word) I just may require a movement to see this through. Please spread the word. For more info or to sign up please visit: http://www.orthopraxisconsulting.com/  See 34220. The name is not yet 'official' and I am particularly open to suggestions at this juncture. The name has already changed from EPAC (Ecumenical Patriarch Athletic Community) to simply 34220. Those in the know, will know. It is a good conversation starter, without too many words. Afterall we will be running when we tell everyone about our training group/club/organization. For those of you who don't yet know it is the zip code for the Phanar District.

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