I Run with Faith! (Aaron Hallien's Fundraising page for Concordia University)
Aaron Hallien is running the Chicago Marathon in October!
I have been running long and running strong. My training runs have been going as planned and I have felt pretty good overall! Thank you so much for your prayers and thoughtful donations. I am truly blessed!
I just finished my longest run until the marathon this past weekend and it felt so good to be able to accomplish a distance that I never thought was possible. (22.2 miles) I am so thankful that God has given me the talents and health to get this far. All glory to GOD! Please continue to pray for the Concordia marathon team and I as we push on towards our goal on October 13...the Chicago Marathon. I am so excited! Bring it on!
The Chicago Marathon...
I am super excited to run my first marathon. I have run in 5 half marathons in the past but haven't found the perfect opportunity to run my first full marathon until now. I will be running to raise money for a new health and wellness center for Concordia University Chicago. Some of the best days of my life were spent at Concordia University where I worked hard to receive my teaching degree. Concordia was a great place for me to grow and become who I am today, and I am so grateful for all of my wonderful experiences there. Now I hope to give just a small portion back to this great university. My goal is to raise over $1000 for this good cause and I pray that you will join with me in this endeavor.
I will be running the race in memory of my sweet daughter, Faith Nicole Hallien. God gave us this miracle on April 3, 2012. She was born with multiple birth defects but was perfect in the eyes of her parents. Faith lived everyday with struggles and challenges, but always managed to smile. It is that smile, even through the challenges of life, that has been a shining example for so many people. God called her home on September 30, 2012 just 3 days shy of turning 6 months old. Faith was an example of faith and strength for us all. And it is the strength of that little girl and the unfailing love of a Savior that makes me want to Run with Faith!
You can read about Faith's full story at the carepages website. Become a member for free and look for her webpage entitled 'UnfailingLove'.
I encourage you to consider joining with me in giving for this great cause. And please pray for my health and safety as I train hard to run 26.2 miles in Chicago this October.
Running with Faith for Concodia University -