Alice's first half marathon!
I am excited to represent Concordia as a runner in the Chicago Spring Half Marathon on Sunday May 18, 2014. This is an opportunity to run on behalf of my Concordia community as well as to run for personal reasons.
In 2014 I have chosen Isaiah 40 to be my chapter of the year to memorize and to meditate upon. It's a beautiful passage of comfort and hope for God's people. I am learning a lot about hope and waiting on God these days...
"Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, "My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God"? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Running this race is a way for me to dedicate myself--body and mind--to hope in Yahweh!
I am happy to give back to Concordia with my commitment to a disciplined running program - logging many miles in the upcoming months and 13.1 miles on race day.
I am also happy to take on the challenge of raising a minimum of $1000 that will go toward a new Health and Wellness Center - Gifts will help purchase fitness, exercise and training equipment for a refurbished Health and Wellness Center on campus. This new health and wellness faciltiy will allow Concordia to further its mission while also promoting healthy lifestyles for all of the faculty, staff, and students who are a part of this amazing community.
Thank you for your generosity and for making a very special difference in the lives of others!