This past weekend I participated with a bunch of other volunteers from NPH in my first international running race: a half marathon in Antigua. There were over 2300 runners and the race was almost identical to a race back home in the states: except of course we were running through cobblestone streets at the foot of a volcano. Otherwise there were water stops, gatorade stops, and people cheering with signs all along the way. The only thing I really missed were mile or kilometer markers...I never knew how far I'd gone until I reached the finish line!
Returning to Guatemala has been an easier transition than I expected. The one thing I worried about before I took off last week was that I wouldn't want to come back! Instead, after a week of fun with family and friends, I feel refreshed and excited about the next six months. It is a blessing and an attitude I hope I can retain in the near future!
As far as running goes, so far I know of a run in September and one in November that we are talking about running. When I took up running five years ago, I had no idea all the fun I would have with it! God is good and knows what He is about! God's blessings on you all!