Blog Posts for "Run"

An Odd Distance, a Common Problem

Easter Weekday I’ve now been running for 40 years. What started as “plan B” to earn a  high school letter after my basketball ambitions exceeded my talent and height has become a rewarding avocation.  Over that time I’ve covered tens of thousands of miles on six continents.  In the early years—high school, college and perhaps a decade after that, I competed and trained hard.  These days (especially after aortic valve replacement surgery about 18 months ago) I feel blessed just being able to get out there in the morning, put...

Makin' Gainz!

Brs. MJ, Stephen, Vito, and Parker with our provincial John Cel. after running in the Martian Marathon While I'd never consider myself an athlete, I'm no stranger to sports. I grew up playing baseball, soccer, volleyball, and wrestling as well as various other pick-ups games in the neighborhood. I'm especially a fan of watching hockey. I spent my first summer ministry at St. Ben's in Milwaukee, and really enjoyed the experience. Each summer they sponsor a 5k run/2-mile walk at Germanfest as their major fundraiser. (sign-up here) While spending the summer in Milwaukee I participated in the 5k run...

Run with the Capuchins; Support Milwaukee's Hungry

The St. Ben's Community Meal and the House of Peace are always popular visits on our Wisconsin Ministry Weekend, offered every spring for inquirers and candidates. St. Ben's is not a mere soup kitchen, but a potluck for which volunteers from all over the metro area buy, prepare and serve the food. The House of Peace is not yet another agency, it's a community center that gathers people to solve problems together. John CelichowskiIn past summers during Milwaukee's Germanfest, supporters of the St. Ben's Community Meal gathered for the program's largest fundraiser of the year, The Milwaukee Run/Walk for...

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