On Saturday I was blessed enough to run a race in memorial of PA State Trooper Kenton Iwaniec. This race is in honor of an amazing (24 year old) man who had his life stolen in 2008 by a selfish drunk driver. He was a trooper, son, brother, and fiancée. All of that was taken away from him and his loved ones by a dumb decision. I encourage you to read his story on his website.
I was in tears most of the morning because of all of the special people at this race who truly care about getting rid of drunk driving. I wish I could explain more, but i’m just really upset and speechless. Please keep his family in your prayers.
This race led me to think about this scripture in Ecclesiastes:
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
*I suppose all that I can say it that I don’t know WHY things like this happen, but they are in God’s plan and there is a time for everything under the heavens.*
Needless to say, I was so happy to participate in this special, special event. Did anyone catch the weather in Pittsburgh this morning? 50mph winds SAY WHAT?! I am seriously NOT exaggerating.
Along with the 50mph winds was also some insane pelting rain and hail. My sister and I felt pretty hard core. 😉 Hannah ran the 5k and I ran the 10k.
Can you spot us?! (Pink jacket and brown jacket!!) About 2,000 people showed up (despite the wicked weather) to race and honor Kenton.
I honestly have never ran in weather like this before and it was a blast and just super crazy!! I felt like I was running in place for the whole race.
So there ^ is my time. I’m sure it isn’t great (this was my 1st 10k) but I don’t care. I wasn’t there to run for myself and the weather was insane 🙂
Hannah and I both placed 1st in our age groups.
After the race we headed home, ate lunch and I literally did homework all day today. But it feels so good to be a little bit caught up in the academic department. Woot! Tomorrow we have family coming in from upstate NY. This should be a very fun week!
Do you ever feel sooo relieved once you get caught up with hw/work/house work? Or am I just weird… ? LOL 😉
Have a great rest of the weekend!!