In 3 days I will be running the Chicago Marathon! I am so ready to do this race! As you probably know throughout my training I have been raising money for Team World Vision. It’s a special organization with an amazing cause. (I still have $400 to reach my goal of $1310 if you want to give) Having a cause above and beyond myself has been super motivating for me. This weekend I will be running for Team World Vision but I will also be running in honor of my Grandma.
Last week my Grandma lost a hard fought 10 year battle to cancer. She was very much the traditional matriarch of our family. The center of it all, influencing us in great ways. I am grateful for the impact she had on me and miss her dearly. I will be wearing my LIVESTRONG bracelet on race day and taking her with me. Coincidentally my brother, Brent is competing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona on Saturday. He too will racing in honor of our grandma and wearing a bracelet.
Grandma was never a complainer but a fighter till the very end. Brent and I will be fighting this weekend to finish strong just like her.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us! Hebrews 12:1