So, I signed up for a 5k run to raise funds for International Justice Mission. Now, you have to realize what this means. I don’t run. Even when I was doing insane interval training, I never ran. So you know this is a good cause.
I got a lot of comments (more via Facebook rather than here) on the recent post about real slavery today. It still boggles my mind that 27 million people are real slaves today — chained, bought, sold.
So surely I can haul my carcass down the road for half an hour — forty minutes — as long as it takes, on their behalf.
I was going to tell you all about it today anyway, but then I realized that today is World Slavery Day, which makes it even more appropriate to talk about it. It also means that it’s a great time to share about this issue which many people honestly don’t realize still exists.
Want to help? You have a couple of options:
- If you’re in Indiana and want to run, the event is in West Lafayette (I’m driving in for it).
- If you want to donate to IJM, go here (they have corporate matching and everything).
Also, if you have any tips on turning a non-runner into a runner, I’m listening. Traditional wisdom holds that if you should see me running, be alert for the rabid hyenas or fast zombies which must be close behind. Logically this means that Zombies, Run! should be a good training program, right? I’m considering it (and would love to hear your opinions).
I’ll let you know how I make out at the run…!