Three lonely hours for Water (stories from the Loneliman 38.3): RUN

Loneliman

LonelimanThe Loneliman 38.3 wasn’t so lonelyIt began as an idea to celebrate 38 years, take the place of a cancelled local triathlon race in training effort, and especially incite a cause for celebration: CLEAN WATER! While solo wearing bib #1 for the “race,” the whole family was a solid support crew, the children in Africa were on my mind — in their loneliness fetching unclean water — and the thoughts, words, prayers and donations of so many truly caused me to swimbikerun faster.

Loneliman was a success because you gave!

My race time doesn’t matter as much as the funds raised for World Vision water projects. Be the end of the weekend we had reached $3,917, which provides life-saving clean water for 78 more children in Africa! 

Now we’re fast approaching our initial goal of providing water for 100 children in Africa

Here’s my recap with stories about what transpired as I perspired.

After swimming a mile, and cycling 31.1 miles, it was time to run 6.2 miles to complete 38.3 total in the Loneliman. 

Three lonely hours for Water (stories from the Loneliman 38.3): BIKE

Loneliman Ride

Loneliman 38.3First off, the Loneliman 38.3 wasn’t so lonely! It began as an idea to celebrate 38 years, take the place of a cancelled local triathlon race in training effort, and especially incite a cause for celebration: CLEAN WATER! While solo wearing bib #1 for the “race,” the whole family was a solid support crew, the children in Africa were on my mind — in their loneliness fetching unclean water — and the thoughts, words, prayers and donations of so many truly caused me to swimbikerun faster.

Together we have provided life-saving water for 78 kids in Africa!
Together we have provided life-saving water for 78 kids in Africa! (Give water for life!)

Loneliman was a success because you gave!

My race time doesn’t matter as much as the funds raised for World Vision water projects. Be the end of the weekend we had reached $3,917, which provides life-saving clean water for 78 more children in Africa! 

Now we’re fast approaching our initial goal of providing water for 100 children in Africa. 

Here’s my recap with stories about what transpired as I perspired.

After swimming a mile, I headed out to bike 31.1 miles.  

Three lonely hours for Water (stories from the Loneliman 38.3): SWIM

Loneliman


LonelimanFirst off, the Loneliman 38.3 wasn’t so lonely!
It began as an idea to celebrate 38 years, take the place of a cancelled local triathlon race in training effort, and especially incite a cause for celebration: CLEAN WATER! While solo wearing bib #1 for the “race,” the whole family was a solid support crew, the children in Africa were on my mind — in their loneliness fetching unclean water — and the thoughts, words, prayers and donations of so many truly caused me to swimbikerun faster.

Together we have provided life-saving water for 78 kids in Africa!
Together we have provided life-saving water for 78 kids in Africa! (More to give here.)

Loneliman was a success because you gave!

My race time doesn’t matter as much as the funds raised for World Vision water projects. Be the end of the weekend we had reached $3,917, which provides life-saving clean water for 78 more children in Africa! 

Now we’re fast approaching our initial goal of providing water for 100 children in Africa. 

Here’s my recap with stories about what transpired as I perspired, swimming a mile, cycling 31.1 miles, running 6.2 miles.

Let’s start in the water, swimming a mile. 

Loneliman 38.3 preview

Loneliman

Racing 38.3 miles for my 38th birthday. In lieu of presents, GIVE WATER! 

Change a life. Just add Water.

  • Water for every childNearly 1,600 children under 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by dirty water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. That’s why World Vision is providing a new person with clean water every 30 seconds as part of a whole community solution to poverty.
  • Clean water frees children from deadly disease. It liberates women and children from a life spent gathering dirty water. It restores health and opens the door to education, a promising future, and a full life—the kind of life God intends. This is the water effect.
  • The water effect starts with us.