Race

Some of you may remember James and Emily Mummert from awhile back who delivered their sweet sleeping angel Harrison on May 29th of last year.

As Harrison’s angelversary is approaching, his parents have coordinated a 5 and 10K in memory of their little boy. It is to take place on June 1st of this year in Beavercreek, Ohio. All proceeds from this race will be presented to Dayton Children’s Hospital NICU with a fund set up in honor of Harrison. Specifically this fund will assist families who are going through high-risk pregnancies. You can find out more about the race and register for it on the Harrison’s Heroes website.

If there are any business owners who are interested in sponsoring, there are a few spots left. You can get more details on that by emailing James at James.mummert@gmail.com.

I’m not really a runner by nature (unless something is chasing me <har!>) but I am definitely hoping to be a part of this. I am currently collaborating with my dear friend Kate to get Nora acclimated to a jogging stroller so Nora can run with us. Kate electively and regularly runs vast distances, of which will include a 100 mile endurance run this summer (!!!!!) – so it might just be Kate and Nora running. I joked with Kate that I’d do a leg of the 5K and then catch a shuttle to the finish line where I’d meet up with them – – WORN OUT!!! 😉

I’ve been told that the 5k course is a pretty standard course, not a terribly difficult challenge at all. The 10k course is perfect for more serious runners. A little more hilly and up and down. James says it’s perfect for any runner looking to train for a longer race (half-marathon or full).

Register before May 15th for a guarantee of an awesome Harrison’s Heroes t-shirt!

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
(1 Corinthians 9:24, 25 NIV)

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Gavin went to work with his Dad today and the girls all stayed home. Too bad it’s “winter again” otherwise we might have at least gone on a walk. It was a beautiful day to put up a sign, however!

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“Today my sister and I went under cover.”
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“I’m Pretty Special Agent Nornor.”
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“We decoded and transcribed important messages together in my office.”
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“I had some important matters to assess.”
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“Then I went to the gym.”
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“Can someone spot me?”
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Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
(1 Peter 4:8)

9 thoughts on “Race

  1. OH GOODNESS, IT LOOKS LIKE THE GIRLS WERE HAVING A REALLY FUN DAY. I LOVE HOW GRETA READS AND DRAWS THINGS AND LET’S NORA WATCH. I SEE A WONDERFUL “SCHOOL TEACHER” IN TRAINING. I THINK GRETA WOULD MAKE SUCH A GREAT TEACHER!!! I LOVE ALL THE PICTURES, AS USUAL. LOOKED LIKE WILLIAM AND GAVIN HAD A BUSY DAY PUTTING UP A VERY BIG AND BEAUTIFUL SIGN. WAY TO GO WILLIAM, YOU DID A FANTASTIC JOB. WE WILL HAVE TO DRIVE PAST THERE SO WE CAN SEE IT. WELL GUESS I BETTER BE GETTING TO BED, SINCE IT IS 3:05 A.M. GUESS I WILL BE SLEEPING IN AGAIN. LOVE YOU ALL. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS. (THIS TIME I REALLY AM GOING TO BED.”

  2. Pity I live so far; however it’s been a long time since I used to go running and due to my poor fitness condition, the only way I could take part would be sitting in the stroller with Nornor and being pushed….
    Have a wonderful Sunday !!. Muuaahh 😉

  3. God has a great sense of humor because Nora is going to LOVE the jogging stroller and on days when she is cranky, a good old fashioned run will be all that soothes her. You will have no choice but to run with her. Pretty soon you will realize it soothes you pretty nicely too and YOU will electively go for a run. Yep, I can see the makings of a new runner now 🙂

  4. Reading this blog is the bright spot of my day. Just want you to know. God bless you for sharing your beautiful family with the world. 🙂

  5. I love it, Leis!!!! I may fly up and be part of Team Harrison/Nora just so I can do a 1k leg of the 5k with you. I’m a huge fan of both babies!!! (Seriously, I’m in TX, and we’re moving…so I won’t be able to participate, but I’m going to sign up to be part of the fundraising…okay, I want a t-shirt too!) I encourage others who can’t run just to sign up, so James & Emily’s fundraising efforts are maximized. XOXOXO

  6. True to her word – Maggie has already signed up…Thanks so much. We would love to have any and all sign up. Walkers are welcome, strollers welcome…and there’s a very strong rumor that we are going to have a very special Grand Marshal… (hint…she might have just celebrated her 1st birthday!!!) shhhhhhhhh……..
    Signed, Harrison’s Poppi… aka James’s Dad…aka Mike Mummert

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