2 weeks, 2 days, and $810 to go

Yall... this is crazy... I'm supposed to run 20 miles tomorrow. Yeah... I know. I feel like I'm in way OVER my head. Pray for me... :) But that means race day is 2 weeks and 2 days away. I'm feeling a lot of emotions about this race... mainly anxiety. :) But I'm hoping and praying for strength and endurance. I feel like tomorrow's run is going to be a good indicator of how May 1st will go. But at the same time, not putting too much pressure on this one run. Bad running days happen, I'm just praying May 1st (& tomorrow) isn't one of them.

I keep reminding myself that although I am running to finish, I'm running for something so much more precious than a finisher's medal & bragging rights. I'm running for a village in Uganda. I am their runner, their representative, their advocate in my social circle. And together, with supporters and other Team SP members, we're running for...

  • The construction of a well in each of five villages of the Kihuura sub county in Western Uganda
  • The establishment and training of 5 water user committees in the Kihuura area
  • The provision of access for more than 1,200 community members to safe clean drinking water
  • The provision of more than 2,000 community members with training in proper hygiene and sanitation
  • The growth of God's church in Uganda.

I truly believe the "Every action, no matter how small, can bring about Change"  (Be the Virus, Samaritan's Purse).  So thank you to the many of you who have donated! Whether your gift is $5 or $500, your action is part of a much larger movement that is bringing about positive, lasting change in a community.

We have $810 more dollars to make our goal of $3000. I believe we can do it! If you're interested in making a financial donation CLICK HERE. If you're interested in learning about Team Samaritan's Purse, watch the video below:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxOqvjpkhXI?hd=1w=560h=349]

ps. the top photo is a fav of me and my dad! He ran his first half in Nashville last spring and I was privileged to be able to run it with him! :)

Posted on April 15, 2011 and filed under Running, Humanitarian.