Friday, November 23, 2012

Moving Remembrance

Monumental Motivation Feature:  HERE

I hope everyone has had a lovely Thanksgiving! Almost a year ago Ray, Ramie, and Shey Harris passed away, and this season especially reminds us of our dearly missed friends. As a reminder, my motivation for the marathon "Running for Ramie" was chosen by the Monumental Marathon Team and today they featured Ramie's story in their promotional pieces. This feature included and email to over 10,000 race participants and many others who visit the race site. I am so thankful that we can still honor Ramie and the Harris family by continuing to share her story and allow others to be impacted positively because of the inspiration she was to so many. Thanks and blessings to all who have supported me in this effort. Check out the article HERE! Pin It

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Race Video

Heather:: "Hands are Freezing" pose
Me- also very cold!
My dear friend Heather ran the last 6 miles with Bethany and I to encourage us and help us to keep on going! She fed me energy blocks when my hands were too cold to open the package, and lent me her gloves even though she was just as cold! In case you couldn't tell, it was raining during the race. It actually hailed first, then rained for the last hour. We were all too determined to even consider stopping, so really it made us more motivated to beat the circumstances. Heather also recorded some of the race with her phone and made this awesome video for me:::: Running for Ramie Pin It

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Post-Marathon Pictures!

Bethany and I finished the race and it went so well! I will include a more in depth recap soon, but for now, here are some snapshots from after the race! Thanks for all your support! 

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Go Time!

The special running shirt I ordered for the race!
After months of preparation. The weekend of the marathon is finally here! I am beyond thankful and encouraged by so many things that have happened over this span of time. There is one I would like to share with you today, and more will follow post race! I posted on September 6th about an opportunity the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon offered for participants to share the cause they are running for. I sent in information about Running for Ramie and just learned today that my "Monumental Motivation" was chosen! They will share the story in a series of Monumental Stories that will run along with a promotion for the new 2013 calendar following the event this weekend. In addition, I have been awarded two entries to next years race. The reason I was so excited to hear about this was that it really highlights the reason I chose to run this race. In the sharing of this story, Ramie's life can be honored and God can be glorified. I would appreciate prayers tomorrow during the race and recovery process. If you want to receive text updates when I pass certain checkpoints or just when I finish, you can sign up here in less than a minute! Thanks again and don't forget to wear your shirts tomorrow if you have ordered and received them.  Pin It

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Laura sporting her Running for Ramie shirt on Cowles Mountain in San Diego, California!

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

5 DAYS! Send in a Running for Ramie picture!

My 2012 pumpkin:: carving is the perfect post-run therapeutic activity!

The race is in 5 days! For those who may be considering joining in the race day fun, I've done a little research on the course MAP. There are a few hot spots we pass like Broad Ripple, Butler University (my first alma mater), and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  Most of those are in the second half of the race and would be great places to stake out a spot. From my understanding, usually the last 6 miles is the toughest, simply because the runner is exhausted and at that point they are beyond normal training mileage. I'm looking forward to seeing those Running for Ramie shirts during those tough times! Also, just knowing that nearly 100 people have supported me in this way is such an encouragement. Email with a picture of you sporting your shirt and I'll post it on the blog! The funds earned will make a big difference in a future student's life! Check out the monumental website for more race info! Pin It

Monday, October 22, 2012

Shirt & Tank Sale --4 days left!

The first order of shirts has arrived and they look great! Thanks to our friends at The Art Press and over 70 supporters! There is one week left to order a shirt or tank-- All proceeds go to the Ramie Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund. Order yours today! Good for wilderness exploring, dancing, staying dry in the rain, jumping higher, becoming smarter, and becoming more flexible! [Studio Photo cred to Jonathan Wormgoor]

Also Check out this Student Video & hear about the race in Interview form: Running for Ramie Interview
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