Loneliman Praying for 39.3 miles

For my 39th birthday on June 17th I’ll be doing a triathlon as a fundraiser for Next Generation Ministries (NGM), aka the Loneliman 39.3. How can I pray for you? Choose a mile and tell me how I can pray for you as I endure with joy.


Loneliman 39.3 » when & where (schedule & course)

For my 39th birthday on June 17th I’ll be doing a triathlon as a fundraiser for Next Generation Ministries (NGM), aka the Loneliman 39.3. What about the WHEN and WHERE?

You don’t have to swim, bike or run at all. As you give, I’ll go faster. I envision one hundred people each giving $39, or more. Again, I’m not asking for a birthday gift, for all my needs are met. All donations go to fund NGM, so in lieu of presents, please give hope.


How about a Loneliman 39.3!

For my 39th birthday on June 17th I’ll be doing a triathlon as a fundraiser for Next Generation Ministries (NGM), aka the Loneliman 39.3.

You don’t have to swim, bike or run at all. As you give, I’ll go faster. I envision one hundred people each giving $39, or more. Again, I’m not asking for a birthday gift, for all my needs are met. All donations go to fund NGM, so in lieu of presents, please give hope.



Three lonely hours for Water (stories from the Loneliman 38.3): BIKE

First off, the Loneliman 38.3 wasn’t so lonely! It began as an idea to celebrate 38 years, take the place of a cancelled local triathlon race in training effort, and especially incite a cause for celebration: CLEAN WATER! While solo wearing bib #1 for the “race,” the whole family was a solid support crew, the… Continue Reading


Three lonely hours for Water (stories from the Loneliman 38.3): SWIM

Here’s my recap with stories about what transpired as I perspired.

Let’s start in the water, swimming a mile.

The need for clean water is greatest among kids, and here I was swimming in clean-ish water — safe to drink while I swam, if needed — while my kids played make-believe on the shores of the Cove. Amazing to meditate on this truth, especially when gasping for air a bit during a mile swim.


Loneliman 38.3 preview

Racing 38.3 miles for my 38th birthday. In lieu of presents, GIVE WATER!
Before the real race day there are a few special training days and races. My favorite triathlon — the Clackamas Cove Triathlon right here in Oregon City — has been canceled for this year, originally scheduled for Father’s Day. Seems like a good weekend to put in a good effort.

So, on Saturday, June 18th I’ll race against myself in a Loneliman 38.3. As as the name suggests, I’ll be swimming, biking and running alone, and the day before I turn 38 (thus 38-point-3 miles). It will be three solid hours of endurance…