The Macs

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

come run with us {run for hope}

I pulled out the running shoes again yesterday.
Thankfully it wasn't five thousand degrees out like it has been.
The weather was so nice.
I have only run a few times since I ran a 5K back in April.
I guess I need something to keep me motivated.
I have some new, very comfortable, running shoes 
thanks to the help of our friend Marc (he is a crazy good runner).
I found out that good running shoes make a BIG difference.
I also learned that you are not supposed to "slip" your shoes off.
Did you know that?
You are supposed to untie them and take them off.
If you slip them off it will break down the back of your shoe.
There is your running tip for the day (thanks Marc).

Guess who else is running?
Yep, even Joel is running now.
He really doesn't like to run.
But I kind of guilted him into it.
I even used Cora to guilt him into running.
I know, it wasn't very nice.
But how can he say no to doing something to remember sweet Cora?
He can't.
That's why he is running.
So why all this running?
The three of us (yes, even Levi) are going to be participating 
in the Run for Hope 5K to remember Cora.
I am really excited to do this as a family.

What is even more exciting is that you can join us too.
I would love to meet you and introduce you to Mr. Levi.
So, grab your running shoes and start training.
The whole family can come.
And if you are not a runner, that is okay.
You can walk too.

My family will be running to remember Cora.
You can run to honor or remember a loved one affected by cancer
or you can join us in remembering Cora.

After the race their will be a dinner and concert.
Andrew Peterson is coming to Grace!
I went to my first Andrew Peterson concert with Joel and Cora...
Cora was nine days old.
It was our first outing as a new family of three.
Such a good memory.
And the concert was amazing.
You have to come hear him!

Here is the schedule:
Run for Hope
Saturday, September 18th, 2010
Grace Community Church
Newton, KS

5pm - 5K walk/run
6pm - dinner
Luminaries to honor/remember loved ones
7:30pm - concert
Luminary walk

For more information or to register 
The early registration deadline is September 10th.

I am really excited about this event.
Cancer is awful.
And it has affected so many of us.
But we serve a God who offers us hope
even in the midst of suffering and tragedy.
I love the idea of extending hope to the community around us.
I love that this event will allow us to come together
and celebrate the hope that we have.

Okay, are you heading out the door to start training?
I hope to see lots of you there.
Leave a comment if you are going to join us.
See you September 18th!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy, happy Birthday you sweet girl! I hope you had the best day!!! It sure was fun to see you this last weekend. I wish I would have thought to celebrate your big day then!
I wish I could be at the race! We are going to Seattle that weekend and I couldn't begin to keep up with Joel:)
Give Levi a squeeze for me! He is my new favorite! I love that boys thighs!!!!
Oh, and I'm still working on getting a projector. Don't forget that you told me you would come help:)
Happy Birthday!! Andi

August 18, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the best idea! We participate in March of Dimes March for Babies every year in memory of our daughter Sarah! 2011 will be our 10th year. This year we had an extra team - Soldiers for Babies - my brother in law in Iraq created a team to help ours back home! AWESOME! We'll be thinking of you on your day of running - it's so hard to do, but so worth it! Bless you.

Emily Newsom

August 19, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Tricia said...

How I wish that I could be there. I love that you guys are doing this as a family, in honor of Cora.

With love and prayers,

August 19, 2010 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I would love to take part in this if I lived closer...good luck with everything!

August 21, 2010 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Miss G said...

Thank you for the running shoe tip! I always slip my shoes off. Oops. :) This sounds like a great event. I'm very far away though in TX. Kelly

August 22, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
Anonymous saucony said...

that makes me think for a bit, i like the idea and its concept..

August 25, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

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