I’m Powered by Hope

Today I officially started training for this year’s Country Music 1/2 Marathon.  This will be my third year running the race.

Honestly my enthusiasm about doing it again was waning a bit when it came time to start thinking about training again.

The first year was an awesome experience.  I had never run more than 5 miles before I began training.  Rach, Shelby, Ash and I met weekly for training runs and we all had big smiles on our faces when we finished.

Last year I was really excited to tackle it again. But this time I was ready to document the experience, so I carried my little Kodak camera for 10 miles of the race.  I had high aspirations to beat my time from the previous year, but alas the heat was miserable, I burned all my energy filming and finished less enthusiastically.


But this year I’m excited to change it up a bit.  The first two years were really about accomplishing personal goals and experiencing it with great friends.  This year (along with many Cross Point folks) I’ve teamed up with Powered by Hope to put a cause behind my steps.

Powered by Hope is a team on a mission to turn racial division, class segregation, and spiritual poverty into community, possibility, and vision. It all begins with a new Hope – our support of New Hope Academy.
New Hope Academy New Hope Academy

New Hope Academy is a school on a mission to set people free. Black, white, rich, or poor, we are limited by our prejudices and our fears. New Hope provides a radical opportunity for relationships to form across racial, economic, and cultural lines within the community—thereby empowering the poor, bringing people together, and cultivating racial reconciliation. At New Hope we are igniting hope and transforming hearts.
I had the privilege to attend New Hope Academy’s Martin Luther King Celebration yesterday.  This school is a very special place and I’m excited to be raising money this year to support the amazing work they are doing.
So this year I have a big goal!
My goal is to raise $1000 to support New Hope Academy. And with each step I run, I’ll be seeing the precious faces of children whose lives are being changed by this remarkable place!
Would you consider supporting my goal?  You can access my fundraising page HERE.
Thanks for cheering me on!

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