We recently moved out of our rental and into our new home. WOW, what a lot of work. I have not had a chance to run. I feel like I have ran a marathon every night my head hits the pillow. I am plum tuckered!
This morning was my FIRST RUN in our new house. I left for my run about 9 am. It was the most gorgeous morning. The new house is on a dirt road. I LOVE running on the dirt roads. This morning I chased my shadow. It was like a silent running partner. I would glance at my shadow to check my posture. I would even check myself out going down the hills thinking, "Dang girl, That's it, Get after it!" Which by the way wasn't that fast but it looked fast!
And going up the hills I let my shadow run ahead of me as I tried to catch my breath. I was very happy with my 5 miles. God continues to heal and strengthen me.
Last week Katie, one of my co-workers nominated me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This was my 3rd nomination. Because of the move, I have been challenged in a million ways making the 24 hour challenge a challenge I failed.
Katie was relentless.
As I finished my run I decided that this would be the perfect time to Ice Down!
Here is my Video:
I just wanted to say that the challenge is supposed to be a positive thing. I am disappointed as a Christian by so many other Christians being so negative about it. I have read some comments that just shock me. I have had some non Christian friends who make fun of us Christians because we have taken what was meant to be fun and encouraging to a whole new level. We have dissected it with stem cell research, abortions and even boasting about our giving.
Millions of dollars are being raised not to mention the awareness.
I personally love to see so many taking up the challenge and having FUN doing it. Some may feel it is a fundraising scam and some of you may believe it is a stupid stunt to get attention and some of you may feel all that and more but regardless here are some facts:
- More than 1.2 million videos were shared on Facebook between June 1 and August 13.
- The ALS Association in the US has reportedly received over $94million in donations from July 29.
- ALS is one of the most common neuromuscular diseases worldwide, and people of all races and ethnic backgrounds are affected.
What are some of your thoughts on the Ice Bucket Challenge?