In the afternoon we went to the highschool to meet with the Friendswood Girls Cross Country Team, coached by Celeste Romell. After a brief Q&A we ran a few loops on the track and most of the girls took their shoes off too. We talked a little more about running barefoot.
In the photo: Tori Clements, Kasey Miller, Mia Castillo, Maddie Landon, Sarah Martin, Megan Krail, Kayla Archer, Adri Bevon, Danielle Booker, Katie Pizzitola, Morgan Millsaps, and Cassie Lawson.
What a great experience! I found myself at Westwood Elementary School, talking in front of 750 kids early in the morning, running with them in the field, and answering their questions. Meeting with the teachers and interacting with the kids all day was a great thing to do!
In another moving demonstration of generosity and care, the kids collected money for a few days and put them all in a bucket with messages of encouragement to Eden for the work she does helping kids in Africa. It was a very emotional moment for us. The entire day was full of demonstrations of support and enthusiasm from everyone.
Sunday 9am in South Beach, at the end of Lincoln Rd where it meets the beach. Several friends showed up at the kick off. Special thanks to Jacob who has been helping a lot with logistics and encouragement. Carlos, my brother, was there. Anastasia, my massage therapist during the entire training period was there. Matt Horwitz took pictures and filmed. Kasey came over with her boyfriend to run too.