I’m a runner. Although I don’t always enjoy it, it’s one of those things that I’m finding I can’t function very well without. Running allows me to set goals, goals that seem impossible. I’ve learned that I need something really difficult to work toward, and for me, running provides that really difficult thing.
After running six half marathons, I’ve set my sights on the next big thing: the Chicago Marathon.
Yes, I’m crazy.
My friend and I took a deep breath and then registered for the race, all the while trying to block out the questions of why we were doing what we were doing. I imagine that some of the time on our training runs will be spent blocking out the same questions. Thankfully, my marathon expert father will also be joining us. It’s always better to run with others.
Yet, as we registered, my dad challenged us to do something a little different. He asked us if we would consider running for Team World Vision.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that works with children, families, and communities to tackle the causes of poverty and injustice. They work in nearly 100 countries, serving all people. Through their sponsor a child program, they provide for the needs of so many children around the world.
This organization is so incredible that they have a team that runs races all around the world. They are Team World Vision. This team, while still a branch of World Vision, operates a bit differently than the sponsorship program. The people on this team run races and raise money to provide clean water to people in Africa. And I am honored to be a part of this team.
Currently, I am in the fundraising stage of the game. If you would like to learn more about this team and how you can get involved, click here.
Running, as in life, is always better with people beside you. I’m so thankful for the team I have beside me and the people we get to help.