Racing for Relief

Meg’s Racing for Relief Blog

Visit my blog to track my progress in training for the Ironman Triathlon

  • Race Day – June 27, 2010 I’m finally blogging about Ironman Race Day! Here is my attempt to put into words my insane and wonderful experience… Racing for Relief donations were able to fund a we …
  • Snotspray Well I thought I’d add some humor/randomness to my blog to lighten the mood and share with everybody part of my training you may be unaware of.For those who have ridden, …
  • Strength in Christ So it turns out when you taper, you have more TIME. Wow! Which means I have time to blog. I have a lot of thoughts/fears/emotions going on in my head this week. And time …
  • TOP TEN & Mileage Highlight: raising funds for Uganda Vilage Project!This is a picture of me with dear friends in Uganda. This is a gomes dress; it’s not dri-fit, but should be!Lowlight: t …
  • Dear Diary I have been more diligent with this diary than I have been with any other diary in my entire life. However, I did not write my secret, most exciting deep and dark secrets …

 

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I, Meg Melchiors, will be racing in the Coeur d’Alene Ironman triathlon on June 27, 2010. Many of you partnered with me in my past Running for Relief marathons, and with gratitude I can say we were able to bless many lives. Now, I’m taking the real plunge! The past few years, saturated with triathlons, running events, and countless laps around Greenlake, have led me to take on this exciting (and looooong!) triathlon. I will be swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and then running 26.2 miles to top it all off.

Coupled with my passion for completing the Ironman, is my heart for the work that flows out of Uganda Village Project (UVP). UVP is an international, nonprofit organization that works with the people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of this marginalized district in southeast Uganda.

I served with UVP during the summer of 2008, and during this time I experienced a team that worked with and empowered communities in a variety of areas ranging from clean water to HIV and malaria prevention. Additionally, I fell in love with my friends in the village of Ibulanku and with the joy, strength, and heart of the Ugandan people in general. I plan to return to serve again with UVP in 2011, but in the meantime I am raising funds for the projects that are currently on the ground and running.

I will be raising money for Uganda Village Project as I train and race towards that finish line at the end of June. Nothing gives my heart more JOY than knowing that God’s children will be blessed as a result of our lives and generosity. Please partner with me in this endeavor!

Special thanks to International Service Learning for their kind support of this project

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.” — PROVERBS 3:27

 

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” — St. Francis of Assisi