The Breath You Exhale Sustaining Me
Yesterday I began my countdown to the 35-mile Georgia Jewel. For the next two weeks leading up to this race - my first ultra marathon - I'll be reflecting on a song that's been a source of strength in this first ultra journey. The song is Confident by Steffany Gretzinger.
Yesterday I reflected on the first line in the song: you're always moving in the unseen. Today I'll talk about the next line - the breath you exhale sustaining me.
One of the biggest lessons I've learned about running in this running journey is the importance of breathing. I'm not just talking about the many times I've been out there running and
Click above to donate to help Giving Words help Kate.
I am honored to run this race for Giving Words and my friend Kate Fletcher. I got to know Kate when I interviewed her on my TwoTim47 podcast after she ran 100 miles to raise scholarship money for her Louisa County High students. I was taken by her heart and spirit for using running to help others. You can listen to my conversation with Kate here: High School Teacher Kate Fletcher Runs 100 Miles For Student Scholarships.
In the interview, I had no idea Kate had needs of her own. Her humble spirit won't give things like that away. But Kate lives in a house with some significant structural challenges. So I'm partnering with my friend Eddie Brown and Giving Words to help her. I'm hoping to find 100 people to donate $35 - one dollar for each mile of that Georgia Jewel run.