These are the random musings of a man who is a constant work in progress. I’m a regular guy who loves his family, loves God, loves life, and loves travel. To process the day to day, I run, write, read, and seek a greater level of mindfulness.

Running gives you time to see beautiful things and think beautiful thoughts. Writing helps you express feelings you can’t speak. Reading opens your mind to new thought. Mindfulness forces you to be more aware of who you are and how you are treating others. These are the things I talk about with my closest friends when we’re together, and we email and text each other thoughts and encouragement. I blog about those conversations here along with sharing how we deal with the challenges life throws at us.

Here’s a little bit about the morningrunguys who contribute to this blog:

John Searby

I’m a Christ follower, a husband, a father, a brother, a son, and a lover of life. I live in Belmont, NC (Charlotte metro) with my wife and two kids where we spend as much time in the outdoors as possible. I run, kayak, mtn bike, and hike to keep the blood flowing and I read as many historical fiction, crime novel, and leadership books as I can to relax. Our family loves to travel together and experience the ‘lesser knowns’ in this great country of ours, particularly the Southeast.

I work for Catawba Riverkeeper as the Executive Director; a dream job for an outdoor enthusiast. I’ve completed 3 half marathons and one marathon. Running for me is a path to zen and zen is my path to a uncluttered relationship with God. Writing to me is a way to express what is in my head into real life. I mostly write in a leatherbound journal, but occasionally I feel inclined to share something here that I think would be valuable to others. If it isn’t, that’s ok; its the writing that matters, not who reads it.


Jason Pittser

I’m a Christ follower, a husband, a father, a brother, a son, and a lover of life. I live in Wilmington, OH with my wife and two boys. I cart kids and coach kids in sports as a ‘second job.’ To relax and unwind I read, play guitar, sing, listen to music and occasionally write for this blog. I started this group’s interest in Zen and mindfulness and try to push the boundaries every now and then.

I am an optometrist by trade. I’m a washed up former college basketball and baseball player who hates running but sees it as a necessary evil and required compliment to some strength training.


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