As Our Own

Give It up for #GivingTuesday

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Did you know this was a thing? Well, it is, and it’s TODAY. Giving Tuesday is a call to give something more to charities and nonprofits that rely on donations to serve others. How great is that?! I write all about #GivingTuesday in my latest for Christ and Pop Culture;…

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Another Racing First: Alarm Trouble

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Well, I survived every runner’s race day fear: I overslept. Yep. Every time I run the Champaign half marathon something is off-kilter—heat in 2010, illness in 2011, and now oversleeping in 2013. oh.boy. Here’s what happened: As I snuggled into bed Friday night at the iHotel, I set my phone’s…

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Figuring out My Post-India Life

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It’s been one year since I returned from my trip to India with the As Our Own team. A whole year. It feels like a lifetime ago. Maybe a better way to describe the feeling is that the experience turned my insides out, making me a different person who longs…

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Running for Avishi Race Recap

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Who is Avishi? That was the question of the day at the Allstate Chicago 13.1 where As Our Own’s Team Chicago ran in Avishi’s honor. It’s hard to miss more than 100 runners and supporters donning As Our Own racing jerseys! And Avishi’s name was written everywhere. Arms and legs…

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Multiply Your Mother’s Love

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Mother’s Day gives us a chance to look back on all that our moms have done for us. We can see the years of help, encouragement, guidance, and sacrifice—all done in love. This Mother’s Day, you can give your mom a gift that multiplies the blessing she has been in…

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