Archive for May, 2010

Run for the Arts

In April I ran the Run for the Arts 15K race. This was a very big race for me. 3 years ago when I was training for my first half marathon I ran this race and almost did not finish. This is a hilly course and it was a windy day. This year I just wanted to do well. It was a cold, wet and windy day. Since we got home from India I had been preparing for this race. I was ready mentally and physically!

I went out and had a plan to run a steady pace through most of the race and prepare and save up for the final 2 big hills. I did just that and was able to speed up the last 2 miles and finish strong. I felt great! I think I could have gone a little faster but I was so nervous about those final hills and knew they would be tough. I just did not want to end up as discouraged as I was 3 years ago. It was a great day!  I ended up finishing 2nd in my age group! Here is a picture from the race!

I have kind of been slacking off since the Run for the Arts race but am starting Monday training for a half marathon in Irving on June 13th. I will also be racing in a 5K Saturday the 12th with my dad. It is called the Dad Fest. It is a father daughter team race. We ran it 3 years ago and finished 3rd in our age group and this year we are planning to walk away with the gold :).

It will be a fun weekend!

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India

I apologize for the absence. It has been a little crazy around here lately.

We had a good trip in India. I was quite the experience. We knew from the beginning it was going to be a fast and furious trip with a lot of traveling seeing as much of India as we possible could. We had travel delays getting out of Lubbock which ended up delaying us 2 days getting to India. Once we made it to India we hit the ground running. Indian culture is so different from what we know. There are people everywhere in India and there is no personal space. The gospel is spreading so quickly in India because Indians live with their whole family and are so close to the people who live around them. They are so excited about the gospel and share it openly! We went to a house church at 4pm on a Tuesday! They meet every day to worship and learn together. India is so poverty stricken. The people there do not have much but they are so happy and cheerful. It was a humbling experience. They are also very hospitable. Everywhere we went the people greeted us with flowers and lays. India was a challenging experience but a good one. Here are some pictures from our journey!

Thank you to all of you who supported us financially and through your prayers!