Here at The Altitude Project, our goal is to strive to remind young athletes that you are “More than a runner”*, offer encouragement during trials, and help motivate you through your training and hectic, always unpredictable, day-to-day college student-athlete life! This platform will include experiences and advice from professional athletes, collegiate athlete alumni, and notable coaches who have “been there and done that” to say the least and offer their stories as a way to help you write yours as you strive to use the talents God has given you, both on and off the track, to bring honor, worship, and praise to His Mighty name. Through The Run Up, we hope to give you the run down on just what it means and what it takes to use running as a platform to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the world, develop into or grow as a Christian Leader, and be careful not to let your identity slowly become wrapped up in the sport you are in. Stay tuned in with us as we hear from some extremely remarkable people in the world of running who have a few things to say about their experience in the realm of athletics. Here at the Altitude Project, we pray that this blog can be a tool to help you grow spiritually, mentally, and emotionally as a young Christian in your relationship with Christ as we prepare for our upcoming and much anticipated Altitude Training Camp in July. To receive updates on our triweekly blog throughout the summer, follow us on Instagram at Altitudeproject.
*More Than A Runner – This year’s camp theme
Some verses to consider as you begin reading our blog. . .
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Col 3:1-3
“ ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
“…holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.” Phil 2:16
“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing…” 2 Corinthians 2:14-15
“So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” 1 Cor. 9:26-27