Tony was the opposite. He grew up playing every sport you can think of and was better than average at most of them. He knows so much about training for something and accomplishing his goals. I have never trained for anything sports related. I have gotten hit in the face with more balls than you can count (Forgive me, I really don't know any other way to say that). But Tony's athleticism and perseverance inspire me, after watching him train for and run the Indy Mini Marathon this spring, I was floored. I didn't realize the human body could run for over two hours. I remember throwing up after running the mile in middle school.
So I wanted in on the action. I wanted to feel like I trained for, and accomplished something. But I never wanted to do it for me. I wanted to do it for them.
My triathlon is getting so close! Today I swam 800 meters and ran three miles so I am feeling pretty good! I know I have trained hard for this and I know I am ready. Today after dragging myself to the gym, I came home and opened my e-mail to find pictures of the progress of the building of our school...what a reward! I promised to raise them $1300 (100 dollars for every mile I go in the Triathalon) I am only at 550 still, so I have 750 more to go and I only have 25 days to do it! Please, if you feel led, donate to this project. It will be a safe haven for children to go during the day, a place for them to learn and play, a place where they can hear more about the One who created them. I have been training hard for this and I would love to see my prayers of raising this money answered. God Bless you all for your prayers for me as I continue this journey and for your donations for the kids.