An even bigger benefit to all of this walking is that it's helping us get ready for Ellie's Run for Africa (ERFA). I have a huge passion to help those living in impoverished areas of Africa, and one way that I can do that locally is by participating in this annual event. ERFA is a 5K that raises funds to send kids in the slums of Kibera, Kenya to school. Claire and I will be doing some brisk walking during the 5K, so you could call it Ellie's Walk for Africa (and some people choose to do Ellie's Crawl for Africa), but one way or another, kids will be getting an education that they would not have had if it wasn't for Ellie and her mission. If you want more information about it, click on the above link!
Pray for me and Claire as she helps me get in shape for the 5K - I know it's not a great distance for most people, but for someone who doesn't usually do much in terms of exercising (ie: me), combined with the heat and humidity of a Nashville spring, it can be tough!