Running Community

Last night we went to a local track for a family run. While running around the track I noticed a large group of Thai runners wearing matching red and black shirts. I also noticed one was wearing a Phrae Marathon shirt, which was from a race we ran last weekend in a town called Phrae several hours from Chiang Mai. …

Rainy Season Flooding

It’s been raining a lot this week and this is what the entrance to Grace International School has looked like the past couple days. They said it was even worse this morning so they cancelled school! Since school was cancelled it provided me with some time to have some fun playing in the water and mud with Pax and Piper …

Racing in Thailand

We recently had the chance to do two races together as a family – the first a rare-for-Thailand run-bike-run duathlon and the second a full-distance marathon for Brian while the babes and I ran a 10K. We had loads of fun, and while towing these heavy little nuggets over a mountain I overflowed with thankfulness. This girl loves a good …

Last Few Months In Thailand

A lot of things happened during my last few months in Thailand before coming back to America to get married. -Lots of wedding planning and marriage counseling over skype. -We had 6 interns from Payap University teach English and lead crafts with the kids at HOSEA for a month. (read about what they did and see pics here: https://www.facebook.com/Pradfoundation?ref=ts&fref=ts) -I …

Inaugural Huay Tung Tao Trek- 24 Hour Run

Anything is possible with God, but nothing is possible without God. This is what was going through my head in the days leading up to my 24 hour Run For Thailand.   On July 20-21 I joined 4 other runners from across Thailand in a quest to run for 24 hours on a 3.7 Kilometer loop around a reservoir in …

24 Hour Run For Thailand

On July 20-21 I will be running for 24 hours in Chiang Mai, Thailand. If you know me at all you know that I want everything I do to have purpose (eternal) and meaning. Through this race I hope to: make new friends, spend time with God in prayer, inspire others, and raise¬†money for my fiance, Amanda Wolfe, and I …

Smokey Air and Clean Hearts

Wow! So much has happened here over the last month! It’s crazy exciting. Here’s the rundown: Fun Stuff/Relationship Building With Current Friends and New Friends! On a day off, we loaded up a van with 12 people and headed to a place we call “Sticky Falls.” It’s about a 45 min drive from town and is not known or visited …

January/February Highlights

January 17 was Sports Competition Day at Ban Pong School. We watched the kids compete in many games, such as 3-legged race, potato sack race, batan relay, soccer, and other random games I had not seen before. The kids were split into teams by color and wore uniforms of that color. Each team had a flag, sign, drums, dancers/cheerleaders, and …