Last Saturday, I did it: my first 10k! Yes, I ran in island-inspired attire. This event included a 5k, a 10k, a half-marathon, and the fun run, all followed by a beach bash with concerts and more. Seeing all those costumes on the race course was hilarious, and running in a grass skirt felt … [Read more...] about 6.2 Miles for Mercy, Island Style!
Since childhood, the only times in my life I've ever run were forced by my coach for that one stinkin' required physical education credit during my senior year of high school. I hated it, and felt greatly vindicated when I managed to get out of it due to a doctor's note for shin splints and then a … [Read more...] about Running for Mercy!
If you like pretty things, and if you want to do good in the world whenever you can, then you'll love Fair Trade Friday as much as I do. Founded by Mercy House Kenya (a ministry I already love and support), Fair Trade Friday is about empowering marginalized women near and far. The goods are lovely; … [Read more...] about Fair Trade Friday: pretty goods, great cause
Right now, I'm enjoying a simple summer. No big plans, just working on enjoying life as it comes. One of the highlights has been a little party I hosted for my own birthday. It was kind of like a good ol' fashioned Tupperware party but better because it benefits Mercy House Kenya. I kept the … [Read more...] about Better than a Tupperware party