Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Friday, June 3, 2011

Memorial Day Run with Cabot Country Cruisers

This post is a little late, but I've been busy playing mechanic all week. Tonight I finished and pulled our Blazer out of the garage so I finally have time to post it.

Last weekend I noticed a post on the Facebook page of the Cabot Country Cruisers, a local runners' group, advertising their Memorial Day run and inviting anyone who wanted to participate. They were starting only a half mile from my house so I decided to join them. I'm really glad I did!

Because it was so close, I ran to the rendezvous and was thrilled when they suggested we run to the Veterans' Memorial in our town. I had the same thought earlier. Then I was really pleased when they asked everyone to bow their heads to pray before we started.

Our loop carried us to the Memorial where we stopped to take a group picture, and ended up a little more than 6 miles. I had a really great time and met several new friends. This looks like a group I'll be joining more often in the future.

Tomorrow though, Janice and I are running the Sole to Soul 5K at Burns Park in North Little Rock. The heat and humidity are crazy already and it's only the first week in June! It would sure be motivating to see a few donations coming into the charities we support. If you can give, even if it's only a little, you'll be helping the kids of St. Jude, Arkansas Children's Hospital, or Soaring Wings Ranch.

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