Wow, guys. I was totally overwhelmed by your support. We hit the $400 mark, and I think a few checks should still be rolling in. Thanks so much for backing me up on this. :)
Today's race was terrific. With 11 hydration stations, a bunch of blue Powerade, several high school drumlines, and an old-school funk/rock band of fifty-something guys, I made it through 13.1 miles. My official time was 2:33:46, which comes out to a pace of 11 minutes, 43.7 seconds per mile. It's my first real run ever, so I was pretty happy with the result. :)
Professional photos will be available soon, and I'll share as many of those as possible. I'm also expecting a few shots from friends at church, plus a video--put together by my friends Christy and Ben--which should be posted to YouTube at some point.
So thanks, again, for your wonderful support. It's been a great day--for me and for the kids in Africa who'll have access to clean water, thanks to you. :)
Love you all.