The Finish Line

Yesterday Henry and I walked the Chicago Half Marathon. We did this to raise funds for clean water for children through World Vision. As difficult as it was for us to train for the 13.1 mile walk, it doesn’t compare with the challenge of not having clean water to drink. It’s hard to imagine what that would be like when we are able to take a drink at almost any moment of the day.  Many thanks to all of you who supported us with both your financial help and your prayers.

We finished!  That was our goal! Will, Samuel, and Annetta were waiting for us at the finish line, which was a real treat and a surprise! They saw quite a few sights while waiting for us to come in. As Samuel told a friend of ours later in the day . . .”they finished and they didn’t pass out!”

We are so thankful for the health to be able to do this and for the love and prayers of supportive family and friends. Hurray! We don’t want to take any of this for granted!

the shoeshalf marathon signthe finishgreeters at the finishAnd you guessed it. . .what did we use to get us through those long walks of training in the heat and humidity (even though yesterday couldn’t have been a more perfect day!) . . .we used Performance! 

Did you know Shaklee’s logo is Creating Healthier Lives? Of course we give God the credit for our health and we try to honor what God has given us to eat and put on our bodies. Dr. Shaklee said to stay as close to nature as possible.

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