A few weeks ago I posted that I was benched from running for the next few weeks... WELL good news folks: I'm back at it.This morning I jumped on a treadmill and busted a move (yes... indoor running, don't judge me... it's FREEZING outside & I'm a wimp). I cannot tell you how amazing it felt to be moving again. I'm sure it's all in my head, but zero training for a few weeks really affected me! I missed those endorphins! Anyways, it feels good to be back in the race and running (cheesy pun intended). During my run today I sipped on my water bottle a couple of times and thought nothing about it until on my way home. It hit me as I was finishing the remainder of my drink how frivolous I am with water. Don't get me wrong, I definitely think it's a good thing to drink lots of water. It's just that I take it for granted, even while raising money for water projects!
At this time of year, there is much to be thankful for regardless of your current circumstances. Even the worst scenarios in the US have some sort of access to clean water. Living in the West makes it almost impossible to fathom a life without water even though millions do so everyday. So next time you take a drink, a shower, water plants, pour a half full glass of water down the drain, wash your dishes, make coffee, etc., be thankful for water because there are millions who won't only miss out on receiving gifts at Christmas, but they won't even get a sip of clean water this year.
Being thankful is hard, I know. I forget all the time and I'm the one raising money for the WASH project in Uganda. I'm trying to train myself to remember the real reason of why I'm running this year. It's because I want the people of sub-county of Kihuura, Uganda to have a self-sustaining water system. I run because every day 6,000 people die from dirty water.
I'd love for you to help me in THIS PROJECT. It doesn't take much... $1.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, etc. By myself, I can't do much. I'm just running a marathon... that doesn't amount to anything, but together we can impact this community.
Much love - B
(This pic is from Samaritan's Purse's Turn on the Tap Website)