Running for Wholeness

Early this fall my hubby set out on a personal mission: complete his first half marathon. Instead of running just for a fit body [which he already has] or personal accomplishment, he's running for Team World Vision to raise money for our friends in Nkhoma and Chilenje, Malawi. His goal is to raise $1000 and he's currently raised $738.21.

This Sunday, Brian will be running his first half marathon but not without some drama. This is what Brian posted this morning:

"So, last Thursday I rolled my ankle avoiding a lady walking her dog on the sidewalk. Mind you, that was 10 days before my half marathon that is coming up this Sunday! [The pic was taken this morning after 3 full days of rest.] Thankfully, I'm on the mend, and I'm still as motivated as ever to complete the run! Please consider donating to my World Vision run. The money goes to a great cause - building wells for folks in Africa who do not have access to one of the biggest things we take for granted, clean water. Any amount will help. I hope to have your support. Click on THIS LINK. Thanks!

Oh, by the way, I did run this morning with almost no pain! So I will be running for your $$$!"

Sunday also marks 1 year since we landed at LAX with our little Ethiopians and began life together as a family. I can't think of a better way to celebrate our 1 year together than for Brian to run for other orphans in Malawi.

Proud of my man! Could you support him?


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, sheโ€™s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.