Wow. I haven't blogged in over 4 weeks! Where have I been? Ummm...no where really. I guess I wasn't inspired to write, or maybe I was just being lazy and enjoying my summer quietly. Who knows...I don't. But I am back! Yay! :)
I really don't even know where to begin. Let's see...in the last month Robert went to Mexico for 10 days, and while he was gone, my wonderful mother came to visit for 5 days. Then Robert was home for one night before leaving to photograph a wedding reception in NYC. And this past Monday, we started our adventure in homeschooling and providing after school care for a couple of freaks (it's okay...their mom called them that first...haha). Crazy times, but we are making it through.
We've still been doing our running. Still preparing for the upcoming marathon. Though we both have been having some knee pain. Robert went to the orthopedist today and found that he has a type of tendonitis in his knee. He can still run, but needs to do more low impact training in between our long weekend runs. I am calling the doc tomorrow. I have a feeling he will give me similar advice...I'm hoping for a good report anyway.
We ran the Chicago Rock n Roll Half Marathon a month ago. It was great! My goal was 2:30, and we finished in 2:21:49. It felt awesome! Robert ran the whole race with me, so we crossed the finish line together, which was a lot of fun.
The weekend Robert was gone to Mexico, I hooked up with a running group from Team World Vision. Robert ran for World Vision last year and raised $1623.00 for kids in Africa. This year I am joining him in his run. My fundraising goal is $500. And yes, this is a solicitation blog. LOL!
If you don't know much about World Vision, please go visit their website here. Robert and I have been sponsoring two kids through World Vision for the past 3 years. We sponsor a little boy named Ronald from Uganda and a little girl named Chantal from Rwanda. Chantal is the second girl we have sponsored from Rwanda. The first girl was named Belancille. She was 12 years old and blind. Last November, she came down with a horrible cough and began vomiting. Her parents took her to the hospital where she passed away 3 days later. It was so sad. I'm thankful that I was able to help them during the last 3 years of her life. I am thankful that we can now bless Chantal and her family. We receive regular updates about the children and even letters and pictures from them. They are really sweet kids.
I promise I will blog again this week...probably on our homeschooling adventures. So you can start keeping up with me again.