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Ellie's Run 2010

Ellie's Run was a blast. Thank you so much to those of you who supported me, sponsored a child, and prayed for the race. The weather was great (although the course, like most of Nashville, was pretty soggy). I don't have my grand total yet, but I am so thankful to have been able to raise $750 dollars! Thats 30 kids in school!! The other fun news is that I came in 3rd for my age group. I still can't do what I could in high school (maybe one day), but hubs ran with me the whole way and it felt great.
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Each year each runner runs in honor of one of the school's students. David & I so much enjoy praying for these kids as we run. At the end of the race the runners write their child a note which will be delivered to them sometime this summer. It's such a sweet tangible way to gain some understanding of why and who we are running for.
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My sweet running friend Betsie ran for her 3rd year too. The cute red head is Ellie, it was her dream as at 10-year-old that started this race.
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Every year there is an awesome African band and dancers. I love it and always leave wanting to take an African dance class. Wouldn't you love to see that?
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I'm ready for next year!!
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17 comments...:

  1. that is amazing Blair! so glad you were able to raise so much!!

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  2. congratulations! what a great atmosphere, and great pictures! excited that you raised so much money AND came in 3rd!! :)

    (still sad i couldn't run it!)

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  3. Blair congrats on this amazing achievement! You did so so wonderful and I am proud of you :) I just finished reading A Thousand Sisters and I was thinking of sponsoring a Congolese woman because of it since I am a terrible runner. So glad your hunnie did it with you too!! XO

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  4. what a wonderful event and achievement! Congratulations!
    Thanks for the inspiration! So cool that you raised that much!

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  5. I am in such awe of you! So amazing and it's such a great cause.

    I actually took an African dance class in college for a semester. It was one of the most fun classes. And the drummers were incredible (and hot!)

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  6. blair---these pics make me wish i could have laced up and been down there with you guys!! please let me know how much more money you need to reach your goal! i would love to make another donation to this cause!! i'm behind it 110%!!

    in my theatrical days-- my group did an african dance number. if you EVER get the chance to take a class---just GO FOR IT! unbelievable amounts of fun :)

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  7. wow! that's great you raised so much! must be a great feeling.

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  8. Awesome! Running any type of distance is a real feat for me, so what you did is amazing! And for a great cause.

    :) Marcie

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  9. Congrats on coming in 3rd & Woa for raising so much money!! Charity fundraising is such a wonderful thing. Good for you!!

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  10. Congrats!!!!

    Carissa
    http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

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  11. What a fabulous cause!!! You go girl:-)

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  12. I wish I could have been there! It looks amazing. I was supporting you at heart an in my prayers though. Congrats on a fabulous run! 3rd is grand. In fact, finishing... no wait... actually even participating is grand in my book. Kudos t you. We all look up to you.

    Rachael

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  13. congrats blair! you are truly such an inspiration!

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  14. what a wonderful event and achievement! Congratulations!
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  15. This is incredible!!! I am going to Africa in July for 3 weeks. It will be my very first time and I can't wait!!!!

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  16. this looks like it was so much fun!

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