Skip to main content

Our 5 K! Run for Fetal Hope in Kannapolis, NC

After Training for over 3 months - today was the day!!!  We started at 9am and ran, ran, ran away! (and walked just a little bit)

Lisa, Me, & MG before the race

MG & Me 42 minutes later!

My teens came to cheer us on - super SURPRISING!!!

2 core team members + 5 teens = AWESOME!
 Erica ran in honor of a friend (they had a team of 5) who is suffering right now from TTS - many, many prayers for Amy, her husband, and the two babies!  She's 28 weeks as of yesterday and would love to make it to 33 weeks, if possible!  Many, many prayers going up for them as she sits on bed-rest in the Hospital!

Check out their team!

Team Andrade Squared 
In honor of: Amy, J, Jack & Will


Our 2nd Run over the Finish Line!

Running...

Running...

Finishing!!!
It was such a great event!  Running was definitely difficult, but with some walking in between we definitely ran a majority (almost all).  It was so great to have fans along the way - especially toward the end of the race when we were struggling along.  When I saw our first 'fan group' - I felt obliged to run past them!  Kept us motivated.  MG was my best cheerleader though - she stayed with me the entire time, running fast, slow, or walking when necessary.

I can definitely do it again!  In the Spring I plan to run one with my brother Nathan (guy in the bottom left) either in NYC or Atlanta (if he is transferred in January).

So I will continue to run as a form of exercise - and am even more motivated now that I know I can do it!

Many props to Lisa - she actually was directed the wrong way and ran almost a 6.5K by the end of it!  And she actually RAN the entire time - no walking!  She's my hero of the day!!!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

I Look Into my Inbox and What Did I See?

I receive the weekly notes from the Catholic Match Institute since my unsuccessful dabble in Online
Dating some time ago (link) and today's included the face of one of my favorite priests. A man who helped me become the Catholic woman, for better or worse, that I am today. He is doing a series of five videos for CM through Advent. The first two are below ... I encourage you to watch them and stay tuned for the next three! Fr. Ananias, OSB - what an Advent treat!




When Others Despise You

In general I appreciate when people like me, as I think most people do. For me, it's really hard when people dislike me, even if I don't have to be around them all of the time. I get anxious thinking about the next time we will be in the same location and if I'll be able to just kindly avoid them or if there will be an awkward confrontation. There's a line in scripture about how blessed we are when others despised us because they hated Him first. Him, being Jesus, of course.

But is that always the case? Am I applying a section of scripture to a situation to which it has no relationship? Am I using a passage of scripture to make myself feel better about the actions that I'm going to take, to justify it to myself and others? Am I manipulating the Lord's words to promote my own agenda in the name of the Lord?

I wonder this regarding many things. Passages like "The Lord will fulfill His promises" in relationship to my relationship status. Did He promise t…

Thoughts from A Color Run Volunteer

Well, we did it!  It's over and I'm back to my regular color.  All it took was some scrubbing in the shower and a big load of laundry!

So, how was it?  Well, we began looking like this:


and ended looking like this:


Yes - VERY pink!!!  It was awesome!

Now, the thoughts (play-by-play) of the day:

We began at 7am (actually an hour later than first expected).  When we arrived a few minutes early we went over to the Volunteer Registration tent (even though we were told to go to the color station first) and they were super disorganized.  Although they had a lot of volunteers, the check-in process was not amazing.  It's a place for some definite improvement on their part!  However, it was the first time in Charlotte and the only expectations were from the volunteer coordinators who hadn't experienced the run yet, so understandable.

We got to our PINK station - the first color station, where we were assigned and found out it was BLUE!  We were given instructions (only dip into…