Monday, May 31, 2010

From Paige -

Hi Everyone-
Training has been hard, but it has all shown me a lot. There were so many times when I just wanted to give up .. just stop running and walk or rest. (and I did a few times!) But in the end it showed me that pushing through the pain will pay off. It definitely did, considering in the beginning I couldn't even run 2 miles easily, and I now I can without any problems.

I know that this will help me in the future, just to be able to remind my self when things are hard and I want to give up, that no matter what - in the end, pushing yourself will pay off. I'm thankful to have once again, learned this lesson.

I'm excited about the houses, and I'm even more excited to go to Haiti in the end of June to help buy the houses. I can not wait. I love the Haitian people, and I love living in Haiti. I wouldn't change it for anything. That's part of the reason I'm so thankful and excited to have had this opportunity to run for them.

Saturday morning was my last long distance training run. I ran ten miles in crazy humidity and it still went well! I was excited to have the last long one behind me though. Just two more 2 mile runs.. and then Sunday, June 6th in Minneapolis is race day! I'm very excited, but also nervous. I like running, but I have decided riding horses is a much better hobby. I'm so happy to have my mom and aunt Tina running it with me next Sunday!

I again want to say thank you to all the people that have been praying and supporting me since the beginning. I'm so thankful for everyone who has been apart of all this.

Mr. Tom White the accountant is going to get me a new total mid-week to update you again, but right now Heartline has for sure received $2,420 by mail. This means the total as of this moment is $37,646 - That means 15 houses to buy and 15 houses matched by Maxima - 30 HOUSES as of today.

We are taking donations until June 10th, please tell your friends and spread the word.

Thank you all so much!