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5th Annual RODS Race – Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome


“Hard work is well worth it.”

I worked my butt off today.

From the second I woke up (5:20 AM) to this present moment, I have literally been going non stop.

I had to keep moving, there was no other choice.

People were depending on me.

Lives were in the balance.

Okay, so maybe that’s not entirely accurate, but non the less I did have many people who were counting on me to do my part.

I was not gonna let them down.

So I pushed on.

Hard work indeed- but what a blessing to be able to do it.

Today was the 5th annual RODS Race. (Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome)

My Kids Fitness children have been training all summer for this big event.

They have worked their butts off.

Every Tuesday and Thursday they would run 1/2 mile lap after 1/2 mile lap in order to earn money for Quentin…our RODS orphan.

Each 1/2 mile lap they ran earned them a marble.

Each marble represented $1.00 that would go into Quentins adoption fund.

They understood that an anonymous donor would pay $1.00 for each marble they collected. So run they did.

Someone was depending on them.

A life was in the balance.

Still not totally accurate, but closer. Quentin was counting on them to do their part.

They were determined not to let him down.

So they pushed on.

800 laps. 400 miles of pushing on.

Hard work indeed…but what a blessing to be able to do it.

I have a feeling that this is something these kids will remember for years to come.

Partially because of the running, but mostly because of the feeling of accomplishment they surely felt as they crossed that finish line.

And I’m not talking about the accomplishment of completing a 5k, but the satisfying feeling you get when you know that you completed that goal because you worked your butt off to achieve it.

Hard work is well worth it.

A blessing indeed.

So proud of these kids.

See you next year.