Campaign: 2019 Detroit Marathon
Team: 2019 Venture - Detroit

Kimberly  Watson

I made a recent post stating that I don't run because I “enjoy” it. Quite honestly, I don't like running at all. For me to lace up my shoes and hit the pavement takes more MENTAL effort then it does psychical effort. But why do I do it? Because I have the God gifted ability to move my body and gosh do I have a heart full of gratitude for that. I run because it allows me to challenge my mind and my strength. I run because every Saturday morning Im with a group of fellow christians who stretch me emotionally and spiritually to become a better version of myself. I run because God literally commands me to. Proverbs 31:17 says, “She girds herself with strength [spiritual, mental, and psychical fitness for her God given task] and makes her arms strong and firm.” I run because the pokot in Africa have touched and forever changed my heart. A daily necessity that we take for granted every day, these people are literally walking miles upon miles to bring back water for there families and its not even clean water they are bringing back. While you let that sink in, some of these women aren't even returning home because they are being taken to be sex trafficked. So, you ask how this revolves around running? Because I'm apart of an incredible organization where we partner up and raise money so our pokot friends can have clean water and they are not putting themselves in danger to get it. I am not begging you, but I do pray that you will consider partnering with us to bring clean water to the pokot in Africa & if you cannot, I ask that you will pray for them.