Keys to Maximizing your Post-Workout Recovery

Recovery—because just doing the workout isn’t enough. Alright, maybe that’s not entirely true, but putting a little effort into recovery can in the short term help set you up for your next workout and in the long term help prevent injury. Let’s talk about some common tools to help maximize your recovery game. 1. Sleep This one is easy to …

Handmade Goods for Good

Missy and Doug Hogmire are the owners of Lulu’s Fireflies, an online boutique that was revived during the pandemic. They are an amazing, fun-loving duo, and dear friends of Venture. In the Venture community, they’ve been dubbed everyday “superheroes.” Recently we were able to interview them and ask them a few questions about their history with Venture, what drives their …

Chasing Epic: Branden Scott

Branden Scott was originally going to do a Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim run. When Covid-19 caused the trip to be cancelled, he decided to press on and still log the miles! (47.5) He raised $994 for Venture’s refugee feeding program. Recently, we asked Brandon about his experience. Here’s what he had to say. Q: How did you …

Understanding Justice in the Kingdom Pt. 1

In the Garden The opening scene of the Hebrew scriptures is set in a garden—a place called Eden—a place of delight. Crystal clear rivers forming its boundaries, the garden was full, brimming with endless possibilities. We’re told that there was no shame there, that its inhabitants were free in every sense of the word: fully seen, fully known, and still …

3 Tips for Cold Weather Running

We’re getting into that time of year when the cold starts to take over and the days get shorter. You’ll inevitably be inside more and over time these factors tend to take a mental and physical toll. One of the best things you can do to beat the winter blues is get outside and run! Trust me, running in a …

7 Tips to Beat the Heat

Let’s be honest, running in the summer heat can be miserable. Many of us look to our weekend long runs with a bit of dread. Follow these tips to adapt to the heat, keep your summer training on point, and crush your fall race. 1. Run early or late to avoid the sun Be an early-bird before the sun comes …

Q+A with Brent Silkey, Founder of 30 for Freedom

Recently, we had the opportunity to do a Q+A with founder of 30 for Freedom and longtime Venture alum, Brent Silkey. Brent is an inspiration to many in the Venture community, and his story offers us a picture of what can happen when ordinary people choose to partner with God and embrace discomfort on behalf of the oppressed. Q: How …

A 4-Part Journey of Prayer for the Oppressed

Prayer for the Oppressed

Days after the horrifying murder of George Floyd and the subsequent unrest that swept through the Twin Cities—home to the Venture US offices and many of the Venture community—our team gathered together. Exhausted and grieving, we did what we have done every week for years as part of our rhythm of work on behalf of those in need. We called …