Mankato Marathon

Well, it’s been a few days and I can now move my legs again.  Grant and I have officially completed our first Half-Marathon!  Yup, we each ran 13.1 miles!  We feel a huge sense of pain accomplishment, and we really did have a great time!  Here’s a little recap of our day:

On Saturday, we had to pick up our race day packet, and then there was lots of fun kid stuff to do, including their own little race.

Eli went first.


Then it was Andrew’s turn to kick some butt.



My cute little finishers.


They even made signs for mom and dad to help cheer us on.



Then early Sunday morning we dropped the kids off with our neighbors and headed out to catch the shuttle to the starting line.  It was pretty cold, so we were actually antsy to get running.


We had about 122 teammates on our World Vision team.


Together, we all raised over $90,000 to bring clean water to children in Africa.  So amazing!


It was so great to pray together over the children’s lives that were being saved as well as safety and endurance for our run!


And then we were off!




And then before we knew it, we were at the finish line!


Okay, yeah right.  Not “before you knew it”.  No way.  This was 2 hours of hard, painful endurance.  Both Grant and I agreed that the first 8 miles weren’t bad, but after that we hit “the wall” and the last 5 miles were a struggle.  But we endured.  And thinking of those kids who got water because of what we were doing made our job feel a little easier.  Because we committed to running 13.1 miles, they don’t have to walk 5 miles EVER DAY to get water that isn’t even safe to drink.

Praise God for His provision!!


If you’re interested, it’s still not too late to donate!  Click HERE to learn how!


About truthsofablessedlife

Welcome to my blog! I am first and foremost a loved daughter of the Most High. I am a blessed wife to an awesome man who loves the Jesus above all else. I am also a Momma of 3 wild kiddos, who give each day a blessing in a whole new way. And when I have time I also work as a Nurse Practitioner on a casual basis. Our family has a special passion for family time, adoption, food, and thrifty DIY/home improvement projects and would love to share some of it with you! In fact, I love creating so much I have started my own little Etsy business!
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