Almost race day for the Ironhorse 100k. Weather looks to be good with lows in the mid 50's and highs near 64 degrees. Hoping to finish at a sub 15 hour time. While the fundraising efforts appears to have fallen short of my goal, I am still excited to be over a $1000.00. I know God can and will make the funds go further than I can imagine!
Thanks to all those who have donated already and to those who will be donating! God Bless!
My first 50k is in the books. The day started off rough (included spilt cofee and locking my keys in the car at the race sight), but I was able to put that beside and finish with a respectable time of 6 hours 27 minutes. The last 4 miles was ran in the pouring rain which resulted in some flooded sections of the train. I was able to finish 4th in my age group!
The real important thing is that I am up to $725.00 plus cash donations. That is amazing! God is so good and I know this money will help change lives!
The 3rd and perhaps the final race for this effort will be the Iron horse 100 on February 9, 2019. I am currently scheduled to run the 100k, but I am considering running the 100 mile distance! Please continue to pray about donating to the awesome cause and donate if you can!
Thanks and God Bless!
Hebrews 12:1 and 2 speaks of setting aside the sin the so easily traps us and run the race set for use by keeping our eyes on Christ Jesus! This is my favorite not because it mentions running. Rather, it reminds me of my brother who stumbled early with addictions, but was able, by the grace of God, to put those addictions aside and run the race before him until be got to Heaven. Along the way he ministered to many homeless or hurting people, many who likely battled the same addictions he overcame! This is why i am raising money for Teen Challenge, its part of my race! I pray I run the race with endurance just as he did, keeping focus on Chrst along the course of life!
Completed the race in 2 hours and 29 (and some seconds). It was a muggy morning and the course was challenging with a combination of 50% road and 50% trail with some good sized hills. While I always push myself, toward the end I found myself running not to get hurt on the trail portion verses going for a better finishing time. Fundraising wise, Just reach $370.00 which is a good start. Praise God! I will more than likely be adding another ultra race on March 4th. Regarding of if I add a 4th raise, I am looking for continued support both financially and with prayer that the goal will not only be reached but exceeded and the funds can help those fighting additions to overcome them.
Thanks and God Bless!