It's good times, let me tell you.
I've mentioned a few times that I'm involved with doing volunteer work at Mercy Ministries, a non-profit here in Nashville that helps young women struggling with various issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, depression, etc. They have a home here in Nashville as well as homes in Louisiana, Missouri and California. It's an organization that I really believe is changing lives for the good, and I'm always so happy to give some of my time to doing things that help make that happen.
In May, I signed on as Event Chair for the First Annual Run for Mercy 5K Run and Family Walk.
It's finally going to actually happen on Saturday.
It's been quite the journey. I've worked with an amazing committee to publicize the race, get business sponsors and donations, and plan all of the nitty gritty details that need to be dealt with to make a 5K happen.
There's a good bit to it, but everything has really been falling into place. It's been amazing to be part of this process and see everything come together.
There's still a good bit of work to do in these final three days before the race, but I realized today that I don't feel stressed out over it. Sure, it's keeping me busy, and sure, I can't hardly think about anything else but the race... but it's been fun. And rewarding. And exciting. And I'm looking forward to seeing the event come to fruition on Saturday.
We like to dream big, so we originally set a goal of having 200 people signed up. As of today? 315.
We also wanted to raise $50,000. As of today, we're halfway there with $25,000. We believe it's possible to get closer to our goal before it's all said and done.
If you have any interest in making a donation and supporting this organization, you can do so by clicking on this link.
If you live in Nashville and would like to join my team and run the 5K, you can sign up by clicking on this link. Registration closes at midnight end of day Wednesday, but we will have race day registration at the park for $25.
My posting may be sparse... or might not make sense... or may not exist at all until I get this event behind me. I'll be sure to let you know how it goes.