Triathlon is an individual sport and often can feel a little selfish. How much faster can I be? What new gear do I need? When am I going to train? This year I want triathlon to be more than just about me, so this year I am Racing for Water.
Every mile of the Musselman Half-Ironman Triathlon that I race this year will be in an effort to raise money for Lifewater International. Lifewater International is a Christian development organization working to provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene education to communities around the world through training and partnerships with local organizations.
When I first began thinking about this project, I was touched by the song Give Me Your Eyes by Brandon Heath. The more I have thought and prayed about this, the more my vision for what we can do has grown. Oftentimes I think that these world problems are beyond my reach, but they are not.
"Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark." James 3:5
I want to be a spark that begins something greater than I can ever be alone, and I am asking you to be a spark as well.
Sir Winston Churchill