It's official. I am signed up to run the Run for the Water 5K on November 9th. I ran my first 5K in 2007, and a 10K in April 2008. So I felt a little hesitant about going back to a 5K. However, i really wanted to run this one and it goes from 5K to 10 MILES, which i know i am not ready for. GOALS: Next year...run 10 miles. This year...improve my 5K run time.
Recently, i heard Gilbert Tuhabonye interviewed on a morning radio show. After hearing this story i had to order his book on Amazon, "This Voice in My Heart". He is a runner, a genocide survivor, and an inspiration to many. Gilbert escaped from a small village in Africa and now lives in Austin, TX. He has organized a 5K/10 mile run called "Run for the Water" to raise money to dig water wells back in Africa. I am participating in the event this year, along with any friends and family that wish to join me. To learn more about the run and Gilbert's foundation go to http://www.gilbertsgazelles.com/.