Monday, September 29, 2008

Marathon World Record (again)





As you know from previous posts I have become an avid runner. I have even become a part of Team Running Hope which is a partner of Shaohannah's Hope (you can check out the web page here )
This past Saturday I ran my first race as a part of Running Hope. It was a 10K called the Bee Bumble.
It was a a great day and we had beautiful weather, I was glad that I had a friend of mine with me running the race to help keep me motivated. The words of Paul keep resonating in my mind (Hebrews 12:1) as I finished the race. We finished the race in a time of 56 minutes, which is far faster than we expected to be. I was feeling really good about our time (and a bit puffed up about it) until I read that Haile Gebrselaissie (an Ethiopian runner) had beat his own world record with a time of 2:03:59 here is a link to the story. That really put our roughly 9 minute mile pace into perspective.
We continue to persevere with endurance as we await word about the referral of our daughter in Ethiopia.

4 comments:

Lori S said...

I've always loved to run. My sister-in-law and I began preparing for a 10 mile run next year--we've since decided maybe we should start with a 5K! (O:
Way to go on your run!

I hope you get a call soon!
I'm watching and waiting!

sparkz said...

That's awesome! Even if it isn't Hallie's time ;) its an impressive time none the less! Congrats!

CHRISTY said...

Hello Darlings,

Congrats on your great run! I just wanted to encourage you today that the Campbell Family is continuing to pray for you as you wait. We can't wait to celebrate some good news with you SOON! Christy

sparkz said...

Just checking in. One name came off the list on the 26th. I guess that makes us all one spot closer. Can't wait to hear that you have NEWS!