Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Running this Race
Jenn is partnering with ASC, a Christian organization on campus, to host a 5K/10K run on April 18. The money raised will go to Compassion's Child Survival Program. Please go read about this organization. You will be touched and inspired.
Jenn's parents do the most beautiful thing for their kids during Christmas. They give each of the Seay siblings $50 and ask them to use that money to MAKE money for Compassion.
How incredible is that? I know Jenn will write more about the race, about why she's doing it, so stay tuned.
Our family will be running this race in April. Details will be coming soon. We are excited to be a part of raising money for Compassion. What a privilege to join in with what they are doing to bring love, medicine, education, the gospel, and justice to these children in need.
You can either run a 5K or a 10K so this will be a great race for beginners and for running pros.
And guess what...
I really want you to run with us.
Yep. I do.
So many of you have said, "Heather...I want to run. I never have, but I want to run. If you can start out as a non-runner and learn to run, I know I can too...I'm just afraid, and still doubt I can do this."
Well girl...here's your chance to do something amazing you never thought was possible.
Is your heart pounding?
I haven't run consistently since school began.
I just couldn't.
But now, my life and my baby are to the point where I can again.
I started yesterday.
When I quit running, I had gone from being a non-runner...as in could not run hardly at all, (no more than one or two minutes at a time when I started) to being someone who ran 2-3 miles twice a week and 3-4 miles once a week.
Yesterday, I went back to being someone who can only run 5-7 minutes at a time.
It would have been easy to get discouraged...but I know better. I can do this. I will improve. I will reach those goals that used to be easy for me.
It's going to take work and determination, but I've already seen myself do what I once thought was an impossibility. It will come again.
I want that for you.
I want us to run and train together (that doesn't mean we have to run at the same time and same place, but we can be training together, checking on each other and encouraging one another).
I want you to do something you never thought could be possible.
And could we be doing this for a better cause?