Together we can make a difference. 

On October 20, 2013, I will be running 26.2 miles in my first marathon (the Des Moines IMT Marathon). During my half marathon training last year, I decided this year's race would be about something more than personal achievement so I am running to raise money to build a clean water well in India. The need is great but all it takes is a few friends giving $1/mile to impact thousands of lives. Would you consider supporting me in this effort?

DONATE HERE or you can mail your donation to GPPD (address below) with a note that you are giving toward Houdeshell clean water well campaign. Enter total donation amount below.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013 8:43 PM

Training in Colorado

Sunday, September 15, 2013 8:43 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013 8:43 PM

I had the priviledge to spend the last week on vacation in Vail, CO. The mountains offered two challenges: thin air and big hills. Despite the difficult conditions, I finished my mid-week training runs and the scenery was incredible. I finished the week off with my long run of 18 miles. Somewhere around 12 miles I began to realize this has to be the toughest thing I've ever attempted to do but I keep reminding myself that these struggles are small in comparison to the challenges of not having clean water. Looking forward to a day of rest tomorrow!!

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